The Unique Problem of Miracles (part 1)
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.
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