Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Machen: miracles

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
    —Matthew 14:14 (NIV)
    According to the Christian conception, a miracle is wrought by the immediate power of God... by the very God to whom the regularity of nature itself is due—by the God, moreover, whose character is known through the Bible... It is not an uncaused event, but an event that is caused by the very source of all the order that is in the world. It is dependent altogether upon the least arbitrary and most firmly fixed of all the things that are—namely upon the character of God.
    ... J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937), Christianity and Liberalism, The Macmillan Company, 1923, p. 87 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 14:14; Gen. 1:1; Matt. 12:38-39; Mark 16:20; 1 Cor. 1:22-24; 12:7; Heb. 2:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are merciful and compassionate.
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