• Our Lord's miracles were all essential parts of His one consistent life. They were wrought as evidences not only of His power, but of His mercy. They were throughout moral in their character, and spiritual in the ends contemplated by them. They were in fact embodiments of His whole character; exemplars of His whole teaching, emblems of His whole mission.

    James McCosh (1875). “Christianity and Positivism: A Series of Lectures to the Times on Natural Theology and Apologetics, Delivered in New York, Jan. 16 to March 20, 1871, on the "Ely Foundation" of the Union Theological Seminary”, p.290