Re: supernatural

Mark Phillips (
Wed, 04 Aug 1999 00:17:01 +0930

> "The distinction that you make between things that occur normally and
> things
> that require invoking God for adequate description is biblical. Pharaoh's
> magicians recognized the plagues as supernatural (Ex. 8:19), Mary (Lk.
> 1:34) and Joseph (Mt. 1:19) knew that virgins do not get pregnant
> naturally, etc."
> Yes, but passages like Psalm 104 speak of things that we would call
> "natural" as no less a manifestion of God's action (sustaining in being,
> perhaps) and intentions.

So would you consider a distinction between natural and supernatural
to be fundamentally incoherent?

How do you view the issue?



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