Post Author: Bill Pratt
I just finished reading a wonderful book by New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg, called The Historical Reliability of the Gospels. In his chapter where he discusses the miracles recorded in the Gospels, he had this to say about the scientific objection to miracles.
In short, the scientific objection to the credibility of miracles is that the discovery of the natural, physical laws by which the universe operates has proved them impossible. Those who hold this view sometimes go on to explain that people used to believe in miracles because they had only a primitive scientific understanding. The Christian doctrines of the virgin birth and resurrection, for example, could spring from just such a pre-scientific milieu. Only a moment’s thought is required, however, to realize that people of every age have known that two human parents are needed for conception and that death is irreversible! (emphasis mine)
Well put, Dr. Blomberg. Well put.