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Seeing is Disbelieving
How does God’s promise in Deuteronomy 1:30-31 encourage and prepare you to fight for what’s true?

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The Argument from Miracles for the Existence of God (The Reasons to Believe #56)

Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is Isaiah 50:4. It reads, "The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned."

Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Charles Colson. He said, "The Bible's historical accuracy is a reminder that while 'the heavens declare the glory of God,' there’s also plenty of evidence among the rubble and ruins."

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "The Argument from Miracles for the Existence of God" from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:

A miracle is an event whose only adequate explanation is the extraordinary and direct intervention of God.

There are numerous well-attested miracles.

Therefore, there are numerous events whose only adequate explanation is the extraordinary and direct intervention of God.

Therefore God exists.

Obviously if you believe that some extraordinary event is a miracle, then you believe in divine agency, and you believe that such agency was at work in this event. But the question is: Was this event a miracle? If miracles exist, then God must exist. But do miracles exist?

Which events do we choose? In the first place, the event must be extraordinary. But there are many extraordinary happenings (e.g., numerous stones dropping from the sky in Texas) that do not qualify as miracles

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