Monthly Archives: October 2010
I must define each subsection of Supernatural Theology before I can adequately study it and so that you (the reader) can understand what I’m talking about. I don’t think anyone would say they don’t understand what a miracle is or that they could not recognize one, but in order to better understand them I’ve decided to use a system of classification when talking about miracles. And this system that I will use is presented by CS Lewis in his book Miracles. (I’ll call this the Lewis System of Classifying Miracles.)
Before I lay out this classification system, let me say a quick word about miracles and the Laws of Nature. At first look, a person may be tempted to say that a miracles breaks the Laws of Nature, but this is not so. God is the author of the Laws of Nature, and as their creator he cannot break them no more than an artist can’t make changes to his own piece of art. So in regards to the Laws of Nature, God either abides by them or is acting by the laws of a different nature that we don’t understand.
You’ll understand better as I go through the classification system.