Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Frank Turek on Miracles

"...even in the Bible miracles are relatively rare.  There are approximately 250 occurrences of miracles in the Bible.  From Abraham to the apostles is about 2,000 years.  If you were to spread those miracles out evenly, there would be one miracle every eight years (even less frequent for miracles done before crowds).  Of course, miracles did not occur every eight years-they occurred in bunches...The main point is that miracles were are still rare even in the Bible.  Most events in the Bible were natural, regular events like they are today, which enable miracles to stand out when they occurred...Since the primary purpose of miracles is to confirm new revelation, and since miracles have to be rare to have their intended effect, it's not wonder that miracles are not as frequent today."1

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. Frank Turek, Stealing from God, p. 189.

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