While some will object to even a partial investigation of a miracle-claim, this assertion is often simply a form of a prioriobjection just answered in the first critique above. In other words, since we cannot rule out the possibility of miracles without an inquiry, and since it is claimed that miracles have happened in space-time history, they can be investigated as such.

For those who object to investigations of any sort with regard to miracle-claims, holding that they are only tenets of faith, it must be remembered that the New Testament teaches that Jesus’ resurrection is an actual event (1 Cor. 15:1–20, for instance). Further, salvation consists of trust in the facts of the gospel, including the resurrection (vv. 1–4). Paul asserts that faith is built on these firm facts.