Category Archives: Miracles
If you’ve taken the time to peruse my website or know anything about me, then you know that my first published novel, Winter, has a main character with the gift of prophecy. I worked very hard to make sure Winter was not just another “telling the future” type prophetess, but was one that exhibited the characteristics of an actual Biblical prophet. You may not have seen all of those things in the first book, but hang on. I have three more to write.
So it seemed fitting that I write a post describing what a Biblical prophet looks like. You may find it doesn’t quite look like you expect. So what is a prophet? Here are some things to look for. They may not fit all of the Biblical people who are described as being prophets or all the prophets may not exhibit all these characteristics to the letter, but these things make for a simple standard with which to recognize a prophet.
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.
Send me your story! If I feel it is applicable to my research, I will publish it here on this website.
- Step 1 – Send a summary of your experience in 500 words or less in the body of an email. Please be sure to indicate if there are verifiable witnesses. IMPORTANT! I cannot assume a story is reliable unless there were other witnesses. Don’t bother otherwise, please.
- Step 2 – If I’m interested in hearing more, I will email you back and ask for the following.
- A narrative account of the event in 2,000 words or less.
- The account needs to be as objective as possible. In other words, tell me what you experienced, not what you thought it was. Don’t say you saw an angel or ghost… say you saw the form of a person. Be as descriptive as possible, without assuming any conclusions about what you saw.
- After the objective account, you may then in two to three sentences tell me what you think happened as a conclusion.
- Lastly, you need to include the names and contact information for at least two to three witnesses who can verify your story and your sanity. :o (This information will NOT be published!) Of course, the more witnesses the better!
Begin by emailing your 500 word summary to kevennewsome [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thank you and I look forward to reading your amazing stories!
Supernatural Theology, or to be more precise the Theology of the Supernatural, is the study of alleged occurrences where the spiritual world has interacted with the physical world, with emphasis on a Biblical Theological understanding of the supposed phenomenon. Within this are several sub-categories, and there may be some overlap during investigation until the specific phenomenon can be identified.
- Afterlife – the human experiences after death. Investigation in this area will include ghosts and NDEs (Near Death Experiences).
- Angels & Demons – spiritual beings created by God to be helpers and messengers. Demons are Angels corrupted during the fall of Satan. Investigation in this area will include demonic hauntings, demonic possession, demonology, angelic help and sightings, angelic messages, and angelology.
- Magic & Power – abilities of humans to manipulate the physical and the spiritual. Investigation in this area will include psychic abilities, voodoo, wiccan magic, and satanic magic.
- Miracles – direct unexplained intervention in rescue or healing by the Spirit of God.
- Special Knowledge – knowledge given by God to one of his followers, either by vision, prophecy, or direct speech.
Why aren’t UFO’s on this list? I’m glad you asked! Well, if UFO’s and aliens are real, then they aren’t supernatural, are they? On the other hand, if they are not real, then they are either: 1) natural phenomenon, 2) government experiments, 3) merely a product of the power of suggestion, or 4) a product of demonic mischief. I will deal with UFO’s only to the point that I rule out option 4, which would be in the category of Angels & Demons. Once that is ruled out, then the occurrence is outside of Supernatural Theology.