Part of the class is two forty minute presentations on the theology behind their method (which is all very solid).
One point they made has me really thinking.
Deists believe the universe is like a big machine, which God built and set running, and then ignores. Many Christians have a similiar view.
That is, they view the universe as running itself, with God only tinkering here and there - a miracle!
But that is not what the Bible teaches.
"God ... hath in these last days spoken unto us by [His] Son, ... by whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of [His] glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power" Hebrews 1:1-3aThis passage is referring to the creation of all things through Jesus, and the continual operation of the universe by the power of God's Word.
The reason Fg = GMm / r2 (formula for computing the force of gravity); all the time, is because God is a God of order.
A miracle is a change from what we expect. But the universe exists for God's pleasure, and it will always do that.