I can accept that God might intervene with the natural order of things, but in a way that does not defy natural laws.
Erv, in my time here the one statement that I've said the most, is that the natural laws of the universe have never been, never are and never will be abrogated.
Further, I don't even entertain Nicole's notion that God could still intervene but do so as kind of an invisible 'wind' that can manipulate itself undefected through the natural laws.
At the same time, I believe in the very same notions of good and evil that my parents, God rest their souls, did through their Christian religion, that is a legacy I carry on even through my adoption of deism.
One reason is pure logic, in that the abrogation of the laws of nature not only do not seem commonplace, they're all downright murky. Why do they all seem to be these tenuous healing 'miracles' rather than trains flying or trees walking???
The other logic equally compelling for me, and one that speaks more to Nicole's 'invisible hand that can manipulate while not disturbing the laws of nature' is that for every so-called "miracle" (i.e. escapes car crash virtually injury free) there's also an opposite compelling tragedy, one coming to mind, of a very minor fender bender in which the driver still died because she was small enough for the air bag to crush her.
Or another way to put it ...
If God does intervene ....
Then he sure has a lot of explaining to do ...
On why he doesn't intervene in equally numerous and compelling situations.
I find I cannot accept an intervening God. Period. Which is why I'm a deist.
I find I have to trust the facts as I see them; that because of free will, some drunk person can get in a car and kill an innoncent bystander. It could happen to anyone. And that's a real tough concept to take. Sometimes I wonder if I truly accept it, other than logically. But at the end of the day, I do not believe that God will ever save that innocent bystander because he has, for one reason or another, set up a system where the drunk person had the free will to drink and get behind a wheel.
Also we are part of nature, with both living (i.e. fierce predators, terrorists, etc) and natural forces (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes). And I cannot believe that if I and a bear are on a collision course that God is going to alter it any way.
Because if he can?
Why does he not?