So I'm a little confused about something. I'm reading this philosophy book and its talking about classic theists, who believe that God is all powerful, exists beyond time, all that, which I completely agree with. But what I don't really understand is that they believe (some but not all classic theists) that God cannot interfere with the world because it would mean him coming alongside himself in order to interfere, and that cant happen because he is all powerful. If that is so, How is it that miracles occurred? Do those count as interference with our world?
Yes, according to that train of thought (which I always called Deism), miracles would be out of the question. In my opinion, such Deism has little to do with the tradition religious thinking, and more to do with western philosophy and atheism. In my opinion, it was Deism was really just a premature form of atheism, essentially taking any idea of an inolved and acting
God out of the picture, and atheism simply takes it the final step and does away with God altogether.
Personally, I don't understand the argument against miracles, etc. If God wanted to create a world in which there would be thinking, acting, and responsible beings other than himself, I don't see anything contradictory in His interacting with them through the physical world that He made.