While the observation that the Creator must be separate from His creation, Sir James Jeans has eliminated pantheism/naturalism as a viable theory. On the other hand, if naturalism is true, then there are no miracles caused by God’s intervention and overriding the laws of science. And if that is the case, then Christianity is a lie, for Christianity requires miracles. It promises resurrection, the greatest miracle of all. Indeed, Christianity is founded upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
“If Christ be not risen [from the dead], then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain…ye are yet in your sins….
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye…the dead [who believed in Christ] shall be raised incorruptible, and we [who are still alive] shall be changed…death is swallowed up in victory…. Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians:15:14,17,52,54,57).
Resurrection, the only hope for life out of death, is a miracle. It is not a phenomenon governed by natural laws that can be brought into play by those who know the secret of the limitless potential allegedly residing in all of us. No, it is God reaching into a fallen universe from the outside.
Salvation is the same kind of miracle: eternal life as a gift of God’s grace out of the eternal death which His own infinite justice has pronounced upon a rebellious and sinful mankind. That gift is freely given to all who acknowledge they can’t merit it and humble themselves to receive it as a gift. Moreover, the miraculous power of Christ’s resurrection is the only means by which we can possibly live the victorious Christian life which the Bible presents as the standard for all believers.