“The Bible is chock full of the miraculous of course. To deny the miraculous within it is to cut out everything of significance”
In my post, “Goodbye Citizen Tom” , the above comment was made by thetruthisstrangerthanfiction . He obviously saw my comments over at citizen tom’s and decided to post a series of comments at my site. I had a friendly exchange with thetruthisstrangerthanfiction and agreed with some of what he had to say. I assumed by some of his responses he was a Christian and yet what set him aside was he was much more civil than citizen tom . 🙂
I have no intent of making light of his comments here but wish to reflect on them, namely the one above.
Miraculous = highly improbable and extraordinary and bringing very welcome consequences.
|synonyms:||amazing, astounding, remarkable, extraordinary, incredible,unbelievable, sensational, marvelous, phenomenal;|
Let’s look at what has happened over the past 150 years.
The first successful bi-directional transmission of clear speech by Bell and Watson was made on March 10, 1876 when Bell spoke into the device
1901 Marconi sends first Atlantic wireless transmission
The first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrongand Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969
1971 the Soviet Union successfully sent probes Mars 2 and Mars 3, as part of the Mars probe program M-71. The Mars 2 and 3 probes each carried a lander, both of which failed upon landing. They were the first human artifacts to touch down on Mars
Surely the mere thought of these accomplishments would also be considered miracles . Today these miraculous events are considered commonplace. What changed ? The advancement of knowledge . The “unknown” is constantly changing to “commonplace” . Yesterday’s miracles turn into today’s technology .
Why do many people today continue to believe in miracles ? I can understand current day miracles which have yet to be explained but what about ancient miracles ? Your thoughts ?