Thursday, January 14, 2016

Miracles and Nature

"Miracles cannot be interpreted in terms of a supranatural interference in natural processes.  If such an interpretation were true, the manifestation of the ground of being would destroy the structure of being; God would be split within himself, as religious dualism has asserted.  It would be more adequate to call such a miracle "demonic," not because it is produced by "demons," but because it discloses a "structure of destruction".  It corresponds with the state of "being possessed" in the mind and could be called "sorcery."   The supranaturalistic theory of miracles makes God a sorcerer and a cause of "possession"; it confuses God with demonic structures in the mind and reality. - Paul Tillich, "Systematic Theology Vol. 1", p.116.


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