How do we escape the enlightenment terms natural and supernatural

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Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 17:26:42 EDT

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    >the terms natural and supernatural come from the enlightenment...Having become conscious of the inappropriateness of these terms, I am finding that I lack a vocabulary with which to replace them. How do we construct a more Christian way of looking at and speaking about Creation?<

    One traditional way of describing things (e.g., Westminster Confession of Faith, V, 3) is to refer to the use of means or ordinary providence, as opposed to other ways in which God works.

    The proper use of the term miracle is debated. R. C. Sproul advocates limiting it to Biblical events in which means are set aside, rather than calling everything miraculous. It's about like evolution-define it before you use it and hope your reader pays attention to your definitions.

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