Lecture 10 - Miracles

Lecture 10 - Miracles - He cares about people Deism...

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Lecture X – Miracles Introduction o Miracle – a natural impossibility Ex. Jesus walking on the water o Miracle – God suspending natural law God is the author of natural law o Miracle – a sign (gospel of John) A miracle points us to who Christ is o God works primarily through the natural law o Clusters of miracles in the Bible Moses Elijah Jesus Apostles Characteristics o Miracles are sensible events Can be apprehended by the senses Even cynics around Jesus accept them o Miracles suggest the presence of God o Miracles of Jesus are always in a redemptive context Not done as tricks/magic o Miracles are done as a sign of Theism God is the one God
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Unformatted text preview: He cares about people Deism Contrary to the Bible Arose in the 18 th century There is a God, but He is disconnected from us o Miracles are a perfect complement to Jesus words Without miracles, Jesus would look like a prophet Without explanation, Jesus would look like a magician o *Will continue here Wednesday Some representative miracles o Jesus, the master over the natural world (Luke 8:22-25) o Jesus, the master over affliction (John 5:1-9) o Jesus, the master over death (John 11:1-4+38-44; 12:9-11) o Jesus, the master over evil (Matthew 12:22-29)...
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