The Bible recognizes that the vast majority of events that occur in the universe have a natural cause. However, one who insists that supernatural events never occur is expressing a belief that can never be fully confirmed. To be truly open-minded, one must recognize the possibility that supernatural events do occur. 
Studies confirming the efficacy of prayer for Christians
See also: Studies on prayer
The Christian apologist Gary Habermas wrote: "Double-blind prayer experiments: where people pray for others with terminal illness. Habermas admitted that most such experiments have not worked, but the three that he knows of that have indeed worked were cases of orthodox-Christians praying for the sick."
Atheism and miracles
See also: Atheism and miracles
In relation to atheism and miracles, modern scholars are divided on the issue of whether or not David Hume was an atheist. With that caveat in mind, Hume is well known for arguing that it is always more probable that the testimony of a miracle is false than that the miracle occurred. Christian apologists William Lane Craig, Norman Geisler, C. S. Lewis, JP Holding, and others have shown the inadequacy and unreasonableness of Hume's position regarding miracles.
Impossibly high standards are often set for miracles to be accepted including requirements such as multiple doctor's testimonies from before and after a medical miracle may have occurred along with x-rays and other confidential medical information being made public. When such evidence is produced it is simply stated to be inadequate or fraudulent. See also: Atheism and evidence
Atheism and the supernatural
See also: Atheism and the supernatural
Although all atheists indicate that they do not believe in the existence of God, a significant portion of atheists do not strictly subscribe to the philosophy of naturalism. In addition, there are a significant amount of atheists who believe in superstitious and absurd notions.
For details, please see: Atheism and the supernatural
- ↑ Atheism intro
- ↑ Christian Apologist: 10 Reasons for the Fall of Atheism by Gary Habermas
- ↑ Russell, Paul (Winter 2014). "Hume on religion". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy website, Edward N. Zalta (ed.) Retrieved on May 24, 2015.
- ↑ Craig, Dr. William Lane, Ph. D. (1998). "Creation, providence, and miracle". Philosophy of Religion, Brian Davies (ed.) (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press), pp. 136-162. Retrieved from LeaderU archive website on May 24, 2015.
- ↑ Multiple references:
- Craig, Dr. William Lane, Ph. D. (1998). "Creation, providence, and miracle". Philosophy of Religion, Brian Davies (ed.) (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press), pp. 136-162. Retrieved from LeaderU archive website on May 24, 2015.
- Craig, Dr. William Lane, Ph. D. (1986). "The problem of miracles: A historical and philosophical perspective". Gospel Perspectives, David Wenham and Craig Blomberg (ed.)(Sheffield, England: JSOT press), volume VI, pp. 9-40. Retrieved from LeaderU archive website on May 24, 2015.
- Hoffman, Paul K. (Spring 1999). [Excerpt of] "A jurisprudential analysis of Hume’s ‘in principal’ argument against miracles". Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 2, no. 1. Excerpt retrieved from Galaxie Software Electronic Publishing website on May 24, 2015.
- Geisler, Dr. Norman (February 2010 or bef.). "Miracles and modern scientific thought". Retrieved from LeaderU archive website on May 24, 2015.
- Lewis, C. S. (1996). Miracles (New York: HarperCollins), restored ed. Retrieved from GoogleBooks archive on May 24, 2015.
- Holding, James Patrick (January 2008 or bef.). "David Hume: A critique". Tekton Apologetics. Retrieved on May 24, 2015.
- Esposito, Lenny (January 2008 or bef.). "Is there answer for David Hume on miracles? Are miracles logically impossible?" Come Reason Ministries website/Apologetics topics/Philosophical questions. Retrieved on May 24, 2015.