I asked a Christian today whether he believed that Jesus turning water into wine literally happened, or was just a metaphor. He said it literally happened, and also that other miracles literally happened, such as Jesus dying and coming back to life.
Some miracles described in the bible appear to violate the laws of physics. For example, in turning water into wine, I assume carbon atoms would have to appear where they did not exist before.
Do Christians have an opinion on what happened? Do they believe
- The laws of physics were obeyed, and that our understanding of them is merely insufficient to understand what happened.
- God does not break the laws of physics, but he changed the laws of physics temporarily such that those laws permitted certain miracles to occur.
- God is not only able, but is willing, to break the laws of physics that he created?
The latter two sound like God being inconsistent, and the first one raises the possibility that if humans can understand the science fully, it may (or may not) be possible to replicate what he had done.