FAQs about the Faith
Miracles: doesn’t science prove that they couldn’t have happened?
The short answer is, “No.” Science is incapable of proving or disproving miracles. Miracles could not be prevented or disproved by science. Science studies, and is limited to, the natural world. While scientists can make observations about the way things typically operate, such observations cannot prohibit something supernatural from happening, nor can it prove that supernatural events have never occurred. By their nature, miracles are not repeatable events to be observed in a laboratory or under controlled conditions.
Miracles are awesome works that transcend nature, performed by the very One who created nature. God created nature; He thus has the power and control over nature. He is not subject to the limitations of nature. Miracles are historical events in which God reached into this natural world and performed acts that were not amenable to natural laws. By their unique nature, they lie outside the realm of science, which requires observation and testing. Miracles do not contradict science; they just aren’t amenable to it. This is not a statement against science, but rather a recognition of its limitations.