#21 Miracles are Rare

Miracles are rare – they are neither habitual nor reproducible.  They are specific happenings in a world that functions through general natural laws.  Miracles depend on the will of God, and they are linked to invocation of the name of Jesus. There were no greater signs and wonders than in the life of Jesus Christ. Continue reading “#21 Miracles are Rare”

#20 Miracles Hidden and Unseen

In the case of healing, few healings are miraculous.  Usually you know that before you were ill, and now you are better.  The recovery took place slowly and quietly, in a hidden way. Today miracles of provision are experienced more by the poor than by the rich; and more by those in danger, than byContinue reading “#20 Miracles Hidden and Unseen”

# 18 God Side-Steps Proofs

The miracles performed by Jesus were done in public, witnessed by His twelve disciples, and by crowds of other people. The miraculous events I’ve experienced were witnessed only by me, and the ones I know about from the lives of other Christians, I take on the basis of their account of what happened.  A privateContinue reading “# 18 God Side-Steps Proofs”

#17 Asking for Signs

Miracles impress crowds, but there are very good reasons for miracles not to be performed.  Jesus healed people because He cared about their needs.  It was an act of mercy when He healed a leper (Mark 1:40-45), but He wanted it to be kept quiet.  When the leper made it known that Jesus had healedContinue reading “#17 Asking for Signs”

#15 Non-Miracle and Miracle Options

Six day creation involves the miraculous creation of adult animals and plants in enough numbers to fill the whole earth.  Nanocreation involves the miraculous creation of microscopic DNA in the egg cell of a limited number of organisms which then multiply to colonize the earth. The Fine-Tuning option replaces creation by God with evolution byContinue reading “#15 Non-Miracle and Miracle Options”

# 14 Creation of Life

As far as Christian beliefs concerning the creation of life are concerned, there are currently three possibilities: Belief in Fine-Tuning – the idea that God set up the laws of physics such that the universe would bring forth life.  Once life had appeared, it evolved into many types through God’s guidance of the processes ofContinue reading “# 14 Creation of Life”

#12 New Testament Miracles

Christianity is based on an extraordinary list of claims relating to the life and death of Jesus Christ.  We believe that He was incarnated of the Holy Spirit and had no earthly father; after being put to death, He rose to new life and angels rolled the stone away that sealed His tomb; He appearedContinue reading “#12 New Testament Miracles”