Tagged Questions

Actions of God not explained by normal laws of physics, chemistry, biology, or the natural sciences

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
46 views

Literal or legend: how do Catholics treat non-Biblical miracles? [duplicate]

I am aware that I lack expertise on this topic sorry if the question is badly worded. There are a lot of reported miracles of the saints in Catholicism reported hundreds of years after Jesus' life, ...
8
votes
3answers
90 views

Why is the miracle of raising the dead often noted as being done privately?

Elijah takes the widow's son upstairs and later returns the son to the widow downstairs so its assumed she wasn't with him during the miracle. Peter closes the door of the room as well. Elisha is ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

Why is it impossible for some people to believe and impossible for others to NOT believe? [closed]

Some people don't try to find God don't even go looking but it seems that everywhere they look they see evidence of it and they cannot help but believe, it's so in their face. While others, they ...
2
votes
3answers
77 views

What is the Biblical basis for saying one won't be healed if they lack sufficient faith?

I've heard it said in discussion with teachers in a Pentecostal church, "If you pray and believe, God will heal you." The teaching seems especially motivated by passages like Mark 5:34 and Mark 10:52 ...
-2
votes
1answer
61 views

Any non-exorcism style of healing miracles recorded in the Scripture? [closed]

And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Is there any non-exorcism style of healing miracles(nothing like resurrection of Lazarus but ...
1
vote
2answers
86 views

Need clarification on the story about Zacharias & Elizabeth

Although the story about Zacharias & Elizabeth is great, the details are not clear. so that here are my stupid questions. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is ...
4
votes
2answers
341 views

Elijah “The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail” miracle or not?

In 1 Kings 17:14 we have the following passage (NV): ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’” Now every single ...
3
votes
2answers
124 views

How was Abraham able to rescue Lot?

Trouble began (in Genesis) when the Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah (and their allies) rebelled against their overlord, Chedoloamer, who swept down on them with an avenging army, killing or capturing ...
0
votes
2answers
209 views

Did Jesus help drunk people in Cana to be even more drunk?

This question have a bunch of subquestions. Not sure whether I should split that. People in Canae are drinking "Oinos" (which could mean wine/beer/grape juice). The party goers seem to prepare enough ...
4
votes
2answers
126 views

She is only sleeping

Luke and Matthew tell of when Jesus brought a young girl back to life. Before he did it however, Jesus says to the people that the girl is only sleeping: Luke 8:52 Meanwhile, all the people ...
3
votes
4answers
248 views

Humans doing miracles

Jesus says quite a few times that if you have enough faith you can do anything. Matthew 21:21 Jesus replied, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what ...
9
votes
7answers
671 views

Why are there no longer large-scale miracles from God? [closed]

I'll put my frustrations as concisely as I can. I would really appreciate all below points being addressed to some extent. Why are things not the way they were? In the old testament, literally ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

If God wants everyone to repent, why God didn't do such miracles in Tyre and Sidon?

Matthew 11:21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. If so and ...
-4
votes
3answers
823 views

Why did Jesus turn water into wine? [closed]

It just occurred to me that Jesus lived in the middle-east, where there's not much water. Alcohol dehydrates you by making you pee more, and Jesus was supposed to be a man of the people- that is, ...
4
votes
1answer
178 views

Why didn't Jesus want the demon possessed people to tell who he was?

So Jesus healed great numbers of sick people who had many different kinds of diseases, and he ordered many demons to come out of their victims. But because they knew who he was, he refused to allow ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

Did Christ Jesus make Peter walk on water?

Did Peter literally walk on water by his own faith or did Christ Jesus make that miracle happen? Matthew 14:29 NET So he said, "Come." Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came ...
-4
votes
1answer
121 views

How did Jesus perform miracles of healing? [closed]

There is much information about the miracles that Jesus did. However, unable to find how Jesus performed miracles, specifically of healing others. I understand it is sufficient to say - because He ...
11
votes
5answers
2k views

How do Protestants view “Catholic” miracles, such as those that attest to a saint?

An important part of Catholicism is the canonization of saints in the present day. One of the criteria for canonization is the confirmation of miracles associated with the would-be saint. In ...
3
votes
1answer
109 views

Do we know which sea Jesus calmed?

Preparing for a service at our church, I was reading Luke 8:22-25 when Jesus was asleep in the boat, is woken by his disciples and calms the storm. The same story is also told in Mark 4:35-41 and ...
5
votes
2answers
314 views

Do holy relics lose power over time?

Do holy relics lose power over time? It seems as if holy relics account for fewer miracles than in times past. The handkerchiefs of Paul had incredible power to heal (Acts 19: 12). Today one seldom ...
1
vote
0answers
236 views

Can the demons perform miracles? [closed]

I've heard that people validate miracles that have occurred because someone prayed to a dead person. This way they consider them as if they came from God, but unfortunately, giving more importance to ...
-1
votes
1answer
238 views

What are the arguments for and against miracles performed by Jesus? [duplicate]

There are several instances in the Bible where miracles performed by Jesus have been mentioned. I was wondering what are the arguments for and against these accounts. Did Jesus actually perform ...
-2
votes
1answer
63 views

Why are there so many modern saints?

Seems every man and his dog is qualifying for sainthood these days. Pope John Paul II canonised 483 saints, more saints than in the last 500 years. Is this because - modern science has advanced to ...
3
votes
1answer
190 views

Why are some miracles hard to explain and some are not?

Here is a related question but they are not the same Do miracles violate the laws of physics? Looking at most miracles in the bible, they can be explained based on what we already understand ...
5
votes
1answer
859 views

How was Judas Iscariot, as the son of perdition, able to work miracles and cast out demons?

The Scriptures describe Judas Iscariot in terms that certainly indicate that he was never a true follower of Jesus: The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by ...
4
votes
3answers
772 views

Did the sun and the moon really stop rotating?

Or, the better question is: did the earth really stop rotating? Joshua 10:12-14 New International Version (NIV) 12: On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to ...
6
votes
3answers
715 views

Do any independent sources exist mentioning Jesus' miracles performed and the people He performed them on?

I'm aware that there are credible historical texts that reference Jesus and His general path, independent of the Bible. However, I'm curious to know, do any of those specifically describe the ...
5
votes
3answers
390 views

Do Catholics really believe in contemporary miracles?

I know beatification requires a miracle. And, I keep reading statements like this, "On 19 December 2009, John Paul II was proclaimed venerable by his successor Pope Benedict XVI and was beatified ...
8
votes
3answers
7k views

Did Jesus perform miracles as a child?

I heard that there are some early books which tell of Jesus performing some miracles when he was a child. What are those books? And what are the miracles described in those books? Are descriptions ...
10
votes
3answers
11k views

Why did Jesus not want people to talk about his healing?

There are numerous instances in the gospels of Jesus healing someone, and then Jesus in some form or another instructing them to keep silent about it. One example, in Matthew 9:27-31 27 As Jesus ...
7
votes
3answers
6k views

How could the Egyptian magicians do what God did through Moses?

In Exodus when God performed miracles through Moses and Aaron, the Egyptian magicians did the same things that God did, How is that possible ? The first time: Exodus 7:10-13 So Moses and ...
5
votes
6answers
831 views

How do Cessationists expect people to believe without seeing miracles today?

Classical Cessationism asserts that the "sign gifts" such as prophecy, healing and speaking in tongues ceased with the apostles and the finishing of the canon of Scripture. They only served as ...
4
votes
1answer
120 views

Are there any traditions that believe in the complete cessation of miracles?

As I have learned from this question of mine, the general consensus is that Cessationists do not believe in the cessation of all miracles. This lead me to wonder what to call the people that do ...
6
votes
1answer
280 views

Do Cessationists believe that there are no modern miracles?

The general concept of Cessationism that I have is that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are not given these days, having fulfilled their purpose nearly 2000 years ago. What I'm not sure about is whether ...
13
votes
3answers
594 views

Why are we not seeing miracles in our lives?

I am wondering why we as Christians are not seeing those great miracles of old and as promised in Mark 11 vs 17 & 18. Or is it we are failing short or miracles were for a specific period?
5
votes
2answers
319 views

If miracles stopped after the Apostles, then why are there admonitions to pray over people?

There are a number of groups who believed that after the time of the Apostles, God withdrew miracles from the world (please correct me if that is the wrong understanding). But the book of James ...
7
votes
2answers
5k views

What does the account of pigs and demons mean?

Luke 8 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. 32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go ...
23
votes
14answers
3k views

Do miracles violate the laws of physics?

I asked a Christian today whether he believed that Jesus turning water into wine literally happened, or was just a metaphor. He said it literally happened, and also that other miracles literally ...
6
votes
2answers
307 views

Luke 8: Telling others - What's the difference between Jesus driving out demons & healing Jairus's daughter

In Luke 8, the man freed from the Legion demons is told by Jesus not to follow him, but to tell everyone round about. But later, Jesus heals Jairus's daughter and tells the family not to tell anyone. ...
9
votes
6answers
190 views

Could more miraculous works bring more persons to faith?

There are those who say that if they saw the miracles that happens in the time of Moses, or the disciples they would surely have faith. What are the Biblical reasons for miracle? Is it to create ...
7
votes
3answers
989 views

From a biblical perspective, Who performs a miracle - the person or God?

In answering a question about kenosis, I said that Jesus emptied himself of his divinity, essentially, "giving up the perks of being God." Hammar replied, "but he still performed miracles, didn't he?" ...
12
votes
4answers
2k views

Jonah and the Whale - Is there any scientific proof that it is possible to survive in the belly of whale? [closed]

The book of Jonah records that Jonah spent three days in the belly of a great fish (possibly a whale). And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of ...
27
votes
6answers
8k views

Why did Jesus protest before performing his first miracle?

In John 2:1-12 we read of Christ's first miracle, turning water into wine. Before he performs his miracle, though, he says to his mother: “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour ...
16
votes
3answers
4k views

Did the pool of Bethesda have healing powers?

Recently while reading John 5 with my wife's family, we had a discussion about whether the pool of Bethesda really had healing powers. Some said the story is written as if the pool really could heal: ...
8
votes
9answers
3k views

Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?

Jesus said we could tell mountains to move (Matthew 17:20), if only we had faith as small as the size of a mustard seed. Has this ever happened? If so, has it been documented or is there any evidence? ...
17
votes
7answers
3k views

What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?

I think any Christian will agree that real-life miracles happened at the time of the Old and New Testament. I've also heard that modern day miracles are more common in developing countries than they ...