Let us suppose that a 1st century Jew named Jesus rose from the dead. Let us suppose that he said and did everything attributed to him in the Bible; walked on water, turned water into wine, created fish and bread, etc. and that we had good reason to believe these events occurred, aside from faith. Furthermore let us suppose that we had very good reason to believe that all paranormal events apart from creation itself occurred as reported in the bible, from the point of view of those who witnessed them.
The question I would like to raise is this: granting such assumptions, what justifies the belief that the creator of the universe exists and is behind all or any of these events? Aren’t there a tremendous number of OTHER possible, lesser, entities or things that could have been responsible for these events, and other more recent purported miracles? Why jump right away to the creator of the universe? Why not some sort of alien (perhaps capable of extra-dimensional travel) or magical being?
It would seem far more reasonable not to go strait to the top, especially when you consider the variety of purported miracles in different religions, and the existence of seemingly equally plausible rival religions. If the creator of the universe is as powerful as we would suppose he would be, he could do a much better job of making it clear what his preferred religion is. The variety we witness seems to point to being or set of beings of limited power (if any consciousness is involved at all). Perhaps there are several factions of such beings, each supporting a different religion, or only one being or group of beings who isn’t concerned to establish one dominant belief system among humans.
In short: Perhaps the god of the Bible isn’t God at all. Even if there were people who observed the incredible events recorded in the Bible, or who have religious experiences they correctly attribute to a personality outside of their own mind today, why would it be warranted to suppose that the creator of the universe is responsible for these occurrences? Even if the god of the bible claims to be God, why should we believe it?