MemberDecember 31, 2020 at 12:20 pm
Every act of God is a miracle that involves an intervention in the natural course of events. If we pray, then we believe miracles happen today and also believe it is permissible to request a miracle no matter how modest. All miracles are supernatural… that’s a truism. 🙂 If we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to effect changes of any kind in the universe, including changing minds, we believe miracles are still happening today. It is not for us to decide which miracles interrupt the laws of nature to create a result, and which use laws of nature to create a result. All we can observe (subjectively) is that some miracles are ‘naturalistic’ and some are ‘spectacular’. Not too many people today would expect to see spectacular miracles, but many people of faith (for various reasons) believe that most miracles of the biblical era were spectacular. In regard to the Red Sea crossing, if there were a ‘natural’ mechanism for achieving the same result (the drowning of the Egyptian army) *that still fulfils* the biblical descriptions of the event, then, on the basis of our common experience, that mechanism would be the better explanation.