The test of a miracle is, were there present in the case such external conditions, such second causes we may call them, that wherever these conditions or causes reappear the event will be reproduced.
It is interesting as the residence of Lazarus and his sisters, and a favourite retreat of Jesus (see especially John xi., which describes the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus at this place).
Also the Acts of Peter and Andrew, which among other incidents recount the miracle of a camel passing through the eye of a needle.
Another miracle of the same class, the feeding of a hundred men with twenty loaves so that something was left over (iv.
Was residing at Orvieto; and it was to commemorate this miracle that the existing cathedral was built.
The most frequent are the miracle at Cana, the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, the paralytic carrying his bed, the healing of the woman with the issue of blood, the raising of Lazarus, FIG.
This gave rise to the famous epigram: De par le roi, defense a Dieu De faire miracle en ce lieu.
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
When the existence of God is denied (atheism), or His nature is declared unknowable (agnosticism), or He is identified with nature itself (pantheism), or He is so distinguished from the world that His free action is excluded from the course of nature (deism), miracle is necessarily denied.
How helpless can people feel, in the face of such adversity; it would take a miracle to save us now.