#11 Miracles and Saints

Vatican verifications of healing in people who addressed prayers to a particular holy person is one of the issues that Peter May spoke about.  If the claimed miracle meets the criteria of being a miracle – it must be sudden, complete and not relapse – then it can be used as a sign in theContinue reading “#11 Miracles and Saints”

#10 Physical Healing

As I was saying, I went to the CiS conference in October 2016 in Oxford.  Peter May gave a talk at this conference entitled Miracles in Medicine.  He published an article by the same name based on the talk in the October 2017 issue of Science & Christian Belief.  I’ve just got round to readingContinue reading “#10 Physical Healing”

#8 Protection from Danger

Another big category of miracles is the miraculous provision of food or money when none was available to a person in need with no means of support.  Also, akin to this is the provision of protection in a dangerous situation – On this note I once met a woman in a charismatic prayer group inContinue reading “#8 Protection from Danger”

#6 Sign to Encourage

Through my life I have witnessed the signs of God’s presence on several notable occasions.  The first miraculous sign I remember hearing about was told by a preacher at a Christian conference run by the evangelist Harry Greenwood from South Chard.  The conference was at Bognor Regis Butlins camp and I had been taken thereContinue reading “#6 Sign to Encourage”

#5 Personal Testimony: Psychological Healing

Many years ago I received a psychological healing after a traumatic experience which constantly troubled me.  I was at Taizé in France and it was Easter time.  At the Good Friday liturgy of the cross I saw that some young people were approaching the cross on their knees.  I decided that I had to doContinue reading “#5 Personal Testimony: Psychological Healing”

#4 Laws of Nature are General; Miracles are Specific

God has given humans the ability to decide on their actions and to desire outcomes.  The human will interacts with God’s will, and this is important in the sphere of miracles.  On occasions, through prayer illness can be reversed and health restored, and death can be forestalled.  Healing and the prolonging of life depend onContinue reading “#4 Laws of Nature are General; Miracles are Specific”

#2 Gullibility, Credulity or Faith?

Part of me doubts the miracles I hear about – maybe there was always a simple, natural explanation for what’s been told me was a miracle.  Maybe what I heard or read about was exaggeration, or wishful thinking on the part of devout, but gullible religious people.  Maybe money was involved like on God channelsContinue reading “#2 Gullibility, Credulity or Faith?”