Re: Levels of intervention
David Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 15:25:45 -0400
Keith Walker cited God's proclamations (especially predictions) as examples
of supernatural acts. I would agree that these are supernatural, but they
do not leave a fossil record-only the written account reveals them to us.
The fact that God is able to predict events (e.g., the Sea of Reeds will
part; the Jordan will stop its flow, etc.) indicates that He is in control
of them. However,
the physical event itself often is achievable in obedince to natural laws
(Exodus mentions the wind involved in the parting; a landslide can dam the
Jordan). Other events do not have natural law explanations, but the high
frequency with which God seems to do things in accord with natural law both
in the Bible and in everyday experience makes me suspect that He probably
relied on it to a large extent in the creation of the universe and of life.