The main question, with regards to miracles, is not whether they are (logically) possible. Rather, a bunch of other issues arise once we think about miracles. Let’s look at some potential worries and issues.
1. Does the supernatural exist? And, do we need to also establish that God probably exists before establishing a miracle claim?
2. If we identify a miracle/supernatural event, how do we know that it came from God?
3. How do we know that the event won’t turn out to be explained by science?
4. Can we ever be rationally justified to accept miracle claims on the basis of testimonial evidence alone? If so, doesn’t the evidence need to be really strong?
5. Would God even want to perform miracles? Are there reasons to suppose that God would not want to perform miracles?
6. Why think something is a miracle instead of just a brief lapse in the regularity of nature?
In other words, to demonstrate something like “God probably raised Jesus from the dead” one is going to have to overcome a lot of problems.
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