Does God make as little supernatural input as possible in the world?

Miracles are events that seem to be against nature or the way natural law usually runs. In other words, they cannot be explained by nature. Examples are the Blessed Virgin Mary appearing to children, the unexplained cure of incurable illness, blood coming out of nowhere on Catholic communion wafers, the sun spinning at Fatima in Portugal in 1917 and most importantly Jesus Christ coming back to life after being dead nearly three days. It is thought that only God can do these things.

Christians believe that when something terrible happens and God didn’t stop it with a miracle that he runs the world with as little supernatural input as possible. I would correct this. Some use the expression supernatural intervention but it doesn’t make sense. God would not set up the world and lose control of it and have to intervene as if he were not almighty. Also, it is accepted that God does discrete supernatural tweaks to the way the world works but not necessarily obvious ones. A God who sends the Virgin Mary to a little girl to tell her to say the rosary more and who doesn’t do a miracle to stop say AIDS - ie create a plant that can cure it for example is not a God worth worshipping.


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