Is it Reasonable to Believe the Miracle Accounts in the Bible?

The bible contains accounts of miracles………..people being healed, Jesus walking on water, an axe head floating, Jesus rising from the dead. Is it reasonable to believe these?

In but one facet of this answer, we can look at it this way: If the things we can independently corroborate are shown true, it is reasonable to accept the things we cannot independently corroborate. For example, this is what Luke wrote in Luke 3:1-3:

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Now the facts presented here about all the names of the rulers and the dates they served are verified by independent sources. So we have a list of names, dates, locations, and titles of rulers, and this list provides a historical reference point for the gospel accounts. But take note, it also says “the word of God came to John.” Well, if the long list of facts are supported by historical accounts, and the author has shown himself to be accurate in that regard, it is only reasonable to believe miracle accounts. If the account has seven facts that can be proven true, a wise man would also believe the eighth, unless he had some evidence to the contrary. Since there is no evidence to the contrary, only a personal bias about what we want to believe and what we do not, then we conclude that there is no logical reason to deny the miracle accounts in the Bible. In this case, the word of God came to John in the wilderness. We would do well to listen to the historically accurate recording of God’s word.


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Christian Apologist & Philosopher
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