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Unformatted text preview: happened all the time. They could not be understood scientifically by ancient people so they call them miracles. Since the ancient world view is so different from ours, it is very difficult for us to understand what is exactly happening in miracle stories when interpreted using our modern ideas. Contemporary Christians do not have to believe that all the miracle stories told about Jesus are events that go against the laws of nature. Some miracle stories are just meant to be symbolic similar to the story in Luke 7:11-17. Contemporary Christians do have to believe the miracle stories are either symbolic or against the laws of nature. If they believe that the miracle stories are Jesus having advanced knowledge about the human body to raise somebody from the dead then that puts the validity of Jesus as the Son of God in question....
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- Spring '09