RE: [asa] Miracles and God of the Gaps

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Date: Tue Jan 27 2009 - 14:49:03 EST

Quoting Dick Fischer <>:

> Keith:
> Could this statement, "I do believe that God's action in nature is
> supernatural in the sense of being non-material," be amended to: "I do
> believe that God's action or inaction in nature would be supernatural
> the sense of being non-material." As stated it would appear you
> God does act in nature. Then if you tried to substantiate that with
> some data it would put you and Behe in the same black box.

Yes, I believe that God acts in nature. If God was not active, then
creation itself would cease to exist. I do not say that God intervenes
in nature, because God is always and continuously active in it.
Intervention implies God's usual absence. The phrase "God's inaction"
does not make sense theologically to me, as I understand that God
brings the rain and feeds the lion cubs in their dens.

As I stated in my previous post, God's action in and through nature (as
well as any action that breaks the chain of cause-and-effect) is
completely invisible to scientific investigation. It is the action of
Spirit. God's action cannot be substantiated with scientific data, it
is spiritually discerned and revealed.


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