BIBLE Re: skepticism/the nature of nature

David Campbell (
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 15:59:28 -0500

>In summary, what we think are God's laws might not be and so "violations"
>of them (such as the parting of the Red Sea for example, or the
>Resurrection or feeding of 5000) aren't really violations of any sort.
>The reality of the "laws" of God are deeper than we think and all rooted
>in Himself...just because they look inconsistent to our understanding
>doesn't mean that the rules got broken somehow.
Judging from Jesus' ministry, the most fundamental law of the universe is
that God's plan be fulfilled-"It had to happen that the Scriptures may be
fulfilled" is a frequent statement. Much of the day-to-day part of this
plan occurs according to patterns that we think of as natural laws, but
even those aspects which seem anomalous are in accord with God's nature and
ultimate plan. As Aslan said, the rules are right there and obvious, if
you remember what happened just before time began. Job received a similar

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