He took for granted that all the so-called supernatural facts relating to the Old and New Testaments were explicable on natural principles.
Is it not probable that there will be many things not explicable by us ?
The enunciation by Descartes of the conception that the physical universe, whether living or not living, is a mechanism, and that, as such, it is explicable on physical principles.
(2) As to the speculation of the errorists, it is replied that it is explicable in the lifetime of Paul, that some of the elements of it may have their source in pre-Christian Jewish theories, and that recourse to the developed gnosticism of the 2nd century is unnecessary.
So for Schleiermacher "miracle is neither explicable from nature alone, nor entirely alien to it."