Through study and observation, researchers have identified various uniform operations of things in the universe and have recognized laws covering such uniformity in natural phenomena. One such is ‘the law of gravity.’ Scientists admit the complexity and yet the reliability of these laws, and in calling them “laws” imply the existence of one who put such laws into force. Skeptics view a miracle as a violation of laws they accept as natural, irrevocable, inexorable; therefore, they say, a miracle never occurs. It is good to keep in mind that their attitude is that if it is not understandable and explainable to us as far as we discern these laws, it cannot happen, is it not so you bad ol putty cats!
However, capable scientists are becoming increasingly cautious about saying that a certain thing is impossible. professor John R Brobeck of the university of pennsylvania stated: 'a scientist is no longer able to say honestly something is impossible. He can only say it is improbable. But he may be able to say something is impossible to explain in terms of our present knowledge. Science cannot say that all properties of matter and all forms of energy are now known......(for a miracle) one thing that needs to be added is a source of energy unknown to us in our biological and physiological sciences. in our scriptures (those who profess belief in them that is) this source of energy is identified as the power of God and since this statement (see above)was made, further scientific development has made it more emphatic! lol
Scientists do not fully understand the properties of heat, light, atomic and nuclear action, electricity, or any of the forms of matter under even normal conditions. even more deficient is their understanding of these properties under unusual or abnormal conditions. For example, it is relatively recently (last thirty years or so) that extensive investigations have been made under conditions of extreme cold, but in this brief time, many strange actions of the elements have been observed. Lead, which is not an ideal electrical conductor, when immersed in liquid helium cooled to a temperature of minus 271 degrees Celsius (that being minus 456 degrees Fahrenheit) strangely becomes a superconductor and a powerful electromagnet when a bar magnet is placed near it. At such supercold temperature helium itself appears to defy the law of gravity by creeping up the side of a glass beaker and over the edge, draining itself out of the container - matter, life science library, pages 68 and 69.
This discovery is one of many that have astounded scientists, seeming to upset their former ideas. How, then, can anyone say that God violated his own laws in performing powerful works that seemed amazing and miraculous to men? Surely the creator of the physical universe has perfect control of that which he created and can maneuver these things within the framework of the laws he has made inherent in them. (read Job 38 for example) he can bring about the condition necessary for the performance of these works; he can speed up, slow down, modify, or neutralize reactions.
Certainly the scientist is not superseding or going beyond physical laws when he applies more heat or cold, or more oxygen, and so forth, to speed up or slow down a chemical process. nevertheless, skeptics challenge the biblical miracles, including the 'miracle' of creation. These challengers are asserting, in effect, that they are familiar with all conditions and processes that ever took place. They are insisting that the operations of the creator must be limited by the narrow confines of their understanding of the laws governing physical things, bad ol putty cats that they are!
This weakness on the part of scientists is acknowledged by a Swedish professor of plasma physics, who pointed out: 'no one questions the obedience of the earth’s atmosphere to the laws of mechanics and atomic physics. all the same, it may be extremely difficult for us to determine how these laws operate with respect to any given situation involving atmospheric phenomena,' (quotation from worlds-antiworlds, by H Alfven page 5) The professor applied this thought to the origin of the universe. God established the physical laws governing the earth, sun, and moon, and within their framework men have been able to do marvelous things. surely God could bring the laws to play so as to produce a result unexpected by humans; it would present no problem for him to split the Red Sea for example! infact is ther not a scientific phenomena termed the Moses effect when electromagnetism is passed near water?
therefore since the acknowledgment of the existence of law, such as the law of gravity, presupposes a lawmaker of surpassing, superhuman intelligence and power, why question his ability to do marvelous things? why try to limit his operation to the infinitesimally narrow scope of man’s knowledge and experience? who can tell?