Do you trust in miracles? For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
The Christian faith in miracles drives secularists nuts. Or to put it some-more kindly and philosophically, as Pope Benedict did in his book, “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives,” miracles “are a liaison to the complicated spirit.”
Two miracles in sold need indifferent faith from Christians and encourage numb ridicule from secularists: the incarnation of God the Son by the pure birth, and the rebirth of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Why? Because as Benedict points out, modernists may concede that supposed “religion” can make people happy, or help them in the supposed “spiritual” realm. Fine and dandy.
But a God who acts in the element world? Who competence change matter and dissapoint the laws of physics? No way! That’s outrageous!
But as Benedict said, “If God does not have energy over matter, then He is simply not God. But He does have this power, and by the source and rebirth of Jesus Christ he has ushered in a new creation.”
This we believe.
From all of us at the Colson Center, Merry Christmas.