This question has no easy answer. It is so difficult that more than reason is required in its service.
I was having brunch with a friend recently and, it being the Christmas season and all, the subject of miracles arose. My friend, a believing Christian, expressed skepticism about the miracles. I just don't believe Jesus could walk on water - we know that that's impossible, she said. How could Jesus feed thousands of people with just a few loaves and fish? she asked. That's just not plausible.
She raises a good point. But as a believing Christian, I asked her, don't you acknowledge that Jesus was (and is) God? Sure, she said. Well, I replied, this means you believe that the creator and sustainer of the universe, of all that is seen and unseen, the being that exists outside of time - indeed, that created time itself - the author of all that is, two thousand years ago became a man.
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Michael R. Strain is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.