In a post about the Lutheran church's problems with ministers and other employees who don't believe church doctrine, Alan Cornett makes a very good point:
It always puzzled me why someone who believes in the resurrection would ever have a problem with the virgin birth or miracles. If God can bring someone back from the dead then surely He could provide for a virgin birth or the healing of the sick. And the same source I go to to learn about the resurrection tells me about the virgin birth and the other miracles.
Yeah, this doesn't make a lot of sense to me either. The resurrection of Christ is by far the most incredible claim made in all of scripture. Yet a lot people claim to believe in the Resurrection, but discount other incredible events. I actually had a conversation with a man in his 70s who was a life long (as I understand it) Christian who spent a lot of his time helping others. We were talking about a Biblical miracle and he was insisting that it couldn't have happened. He finally looked right at me and said, I just can't believe that, it's ridiculous.
I was so flabbergasted I didn't know what to say. To this day, it floors me that he could accept the resurrection, but reject so much else that's in scripture. Especially since, for me, the resurrection is what seals my faith in everything else. I believe there to be ample evidence that, as absurd as it sounds, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. Because I believe that, I can believe all the rest.