In religion, God uses men and books to speak for him and to be his voice. That is the framework in which miracles are reported. The scripture is the grounding of the miracle and what it is about. The Bible claims to be the word of God and the New Testament proclaims it godbreathed and Jesus promises to protect every dot of the Old Testament - another way of saying he approves of its doctrines and claims.

As even the brightest people are prone to error, the idea is that if you are open to it God will set up your life to bring you lessons. He sort of communicates. If miracles are about loving God and connecting to him then this is necessary. It is the personal touch. It is not merely us trying to figure things out or left to do so.

David Hume said that a miracle is always too unlikely to be worth taking seriously for human nature lies so easily and makes mistakes just as easily.

Even if Hume were wrong and there is miracle testimony out there that we should believe, this makes a case not for believing the Bible account of miracles but rejecting it. Of the Bible he writes, " I desire any one to lay his hand upon his heart, and after a serious consideration declare, whether he thinks that the falsehood of such a book, supported by such a testimony, would be more extraordinary and miraculous than all the miracles it relates; which is, however, necessary to make it be received, according to the measures of probability above established." The Christian religion is actually an insult to miracle testimony that deserves examination.

So the Bible goes with the miracle and vice versa. To condemn one is to debunk the other.


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