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The Unique Problem of Miracles (part 1)

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Lesson

Miracles are natural and expected if in fact God exists. But does he exist? If a person begins with atheistic presuppositions, then miracles are impossible and those portions of the Bible unreliable. This is not a detailed discussion of the topic but a quick summary of the arguments.

Outline

I. THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

II. THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

III. THE TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

IV. THE MORAL ARGUMENT

V. THE EXPERIENTIAL ARGUMENT

A. A “Science-of-the-Gaps” Response!

B. The Issue of Faith

VI. THE HISTORICAL-PHILOSOPHICAL ARGUMENT

VII. THE SCIENTIFIC ISSUES

VIII. THE COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS QUESTION

A. Stories of secular people aren’t parallel to all that is attributred to Jesus

B. The closest parallels are post-Christian

IX. THE NT PURPOSE

X. NON-CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY