An Embarrassment of Miracles

In 1820, Thomas Jefferson created an abridged version of the New Testament, literally with a razor and glue, which he titled "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth."  In essence, he stripped the New Testament of supernatural events and reduced it to a moral philosophy. Ever since the Enlightenment, miracles have become more and more of a burden to the lukewarm Christian – something that embarrasses him in front of his more secular friends.  This reflects a complete misunderstanding of who we are – and who God is. To be a Christian worthy of the name, surely one must accept the Bible at face value at least as far as its very first verse, Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Here, in the plainest possible language, we have a bold assertion – that God didn't just happen upon the universe already formed by parties unknown or by some dead process of nature, but actually created...(Read Full Article)

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