Natural Theology, Unguided Processes and Apologetics

Don N Page (don@Phys.UAlberta.CA)
Fri, 12 Sep 97 09:56:17 -0600

Peter Vibert says, "God may be NO LESS involved in hydrolysis
than in turning water into wine in Cana, but surely it's a DIFFERENT kind
of involvement?"

I vaguely remember that C. S. Lewis once wrote something to the effect
that changing water into wine is something that God does regularly (e.g., by
what we call natural processes) in grapes and their fermentation, but at Cana
Jesus was showing that He is the God who does this. Whether or not it was a
more direct action I'm not sure, but presumably it was at least more obvious to
the observers Who it was making the wine.

Don Page