A miracle’s probability greatly increases if “God’s existence” is part of the relevant background information, making miracles a live option. We shouldn’t decide in advance that miracles are impossible, particularly if (a) God exists and creates and has revealed himself in history, and, given this context, (b) there is good historical evidence to support such a miracle-claim.
— Paul Copan, from Loving Wisdom, kindle location 1701
To reject the historicity of the Gospels a priori because they contain miracles violates logical and historical standards of reasoning. Since the Gospels are well established historically, the miracle stories they convey deserve serious historical consideration. The only way to know whether there is credibility to a miraculous claim is to investigate it. The cutting edge of science exploration has revealed a universe in which miracles are possible. To reject miracles based on a precommitment to the naturalistic worldview is to engage in circular reasoning.
— Kenneth Richard Samples, from Without a Doubt, kindle location 1091
No doubt, the historian will be more exacting in his examination of the evidence where miracles are in question. But if the evidence is really good, he will not refuse it on a priori grounds.
— F. F. Bruce, from The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, p. 62
Miracles are unusual and unique, easily recognizable, and only God can do them.
— Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, from I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, p. 201
The definition of ‘miracle’ understood in its technical and theological sense rather than in its popular sense…:
A miracle is a visible deed done by God in a manner other than, and contrary to, His usual way of acting, commonly called natural law.
— R. C. Sproul, from Classical Apologetics, p. 144