Christianity

The explanation that covers all the facts: A miracle occurred

I know it sounds strange to our modern ears. Many people believe miracles can't happen, mostly because they've never seen one. But belief in miracles isn't all that of an antiquated idea. 80% of Americans according to some polls believe in miracles. 62% of American Pentecostal Christians say they have witnessed or personally experienced divine healing, according to the Pew Forum.

Dr. Craig Keener of Asbury Seminary did an exhaustive study on the subject in his book 'Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts‘. Here are just a few medically documented testimonies that he uncovered:

These miracles indicate that Jesus is still doing the same things the Gospels claim that He was doing 2,000 years ago. From the very outset of the church, miracles were things that these eyewitnesses believed were possible through faith in Jesus.

But what if I've never seen a miracle?

We ought to measure the testimony of the individuals who claim to have encountered a miracle and not dismiss it because we weren't personally there. It would be unwise for a Nigerian person to deny that snow existed in light of the fact that he had never observed it in his city.

We spend much of our lives accepting the testimony of other individuals about events or facts that we can't personally check. If a particular claim appears to be unusual or extraordinary, that ought to obviously make us wary before accepting it, yet in the event that the evidence is solid, then we are obliged to take it seriously.

CSLewis

Check your bias

"Those who assume that miracles cannot happen are merely wasting their time by looking into the texts: we know in advance what results they will find for they have begun by begging the question." 

- C.S. Lewis, former atheist turned Christian. Novelist, academic and literary critic. Best known for his children's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. Held academic positions at both Oxford University and Cambridge University.