Can God Work Through Solar Eclipses?

Modern-day efforts attempt to prevent explainable events in nature from being ascribed to God’s working of miracles. Modern-day education gives us an understanding of how nature works. However, some people believe miracles must only be explained supernaturally; otherwise, they are not miracles. Modern education raises the question: Did God do it if a miracle can be explained by science?

The New Testament answers such a question in Colossians 1:16: “For in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him; and he is before all things, and in him all things consist.” Seeing God created everything, even natural laws, then God is the consistency behind these laws of nature making them technically miracles.

An example of this concept appears after Noah came out of the ark. God performed a miracle by placing a rainbow in the sky. Noah did not know how the rainbow had been created. He only knew it to be a sign from God. Today, science explains rainbow creation as a natural phenomenon of lightwave separation. Even though science has proven how rainbows are created, they are still miracles. God uses natural phenomena put into place at the creation of the universe to perform some miracles.

At the time of creation, God established the laws of nature. The laws of nature govern everything around us including planetary movements and natural phenomena. Amos 5:8 states “Seek him that maketh The Pleiades and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night.” Job proclaimed that God created the heavens: “that maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south; That doeth great things past finding out, Yea, and marvelous things without number” (Job 9:9-10).  Seeing that God made the heavenly bodies, one would assume that He has complete control over their motion through the sky and the subsequent phenomenon resulting from that set motion. This brings the conclusion that a God who knows the future and who made all things could have built events into the creation of the world.

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