This post continues to address the question whether God works miracles today outside what is termed ‘natural laws’.
As one who has had an interest in the topic of miracles for many years, I have followed the evidence which has led me to conclude that God does indeed work miracles today. Check back to the last post for data that proves that this does happen. For more proof that God works healing miracles today refer to, ‘The International Order of St. Luke the Physician’, with the main office in San Antonio, Texas, and with branch offices in several locations in North America. They publish a magazine, ‘Sharing, A Journal of Christian Healing’.
In researching the topic of miracles/healing over the years it has become apparent that those who have experienced a healing don’t go rushing to the local news media looking for a spot on the evening newscast. Rather than make a big issue out of their experience they quietly go on living their lives.
An interesting aspect of whether miracles can happen today is that some christian denominations hold to the belief that that’s not for today, it’s not valid in our modern times. This flawed belief is because they give a questionable interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13:8. There Paul lists some manifestations in the church of his time and states that these would stop in the future. However, if you read carefully, the word ‘miracle’ and ‘healing’ does not appear in the list, so in other words it is reasonable to believe that miracles can still occur today. After Jesus’ resurrection, he told his followers to go and tell people what he accomplished on the cross and to heal the sick. There was no suggestion that that was to cease.
Even though there is ample evidence that physical miracles occur today, and you can find them if you look for them, does not mean that they are common place. Just because not everyone who asks God for a miracle gets one, doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about them. Further, if one receives God’s intervention once, does not mean that such a person will not need medical attention in the future. The point of this post is to simply show that miracles do happen and it only takes relatively few to provide evidence that God exists and cares about us.
From our human perspective, a perhaps negative aspect of our existence is that eventually some negative physical illness will cause us to pass from this earthly scene. Until that time we get help from what medical science has to offer and in some cases God might intervene with a miracle. Scripture states, and miracles provide evidence, that a supreme being exists, and is benevolent, so I think it prudent to establish a positive connection with him.
Luke 18 tells of a tax collector who wouldn’t even look up to heaven but beat his chest and said, “God, have mercy on me a sinner.” Jesus speaking said, “I tell you that this man… went home justified before God.” That is the kind of attitude and the kind of words, in your own words, that can begin a relationship with God you never had before.
Remember, Jesus as God, exists, is alive, and still works miracles today.
You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand.
It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
I’m looking forward for your next post, I will
try to get the hang of it!