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You would call it "a miracle" since God used Moses used for that miracle. A miracle is defined as "an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency." No dependence on the New Testament--or even the Bible at all -- is necessary to describe something as a miracle. (from a ...


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This is a very intentional juxtaposition of the grace of God next to the sinfulness of man. The services of Holy Week (as done in the Orthodox church) make this point very plainly: What was it, O Judas, that turned you into the Savior’s betrayer? Did He separate you from the fellowship of the Apostles? Did He withhold from you His healing grace? Did He ...


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Judas could only work miracles and cast out demons because Jesus called him and he was under the anointing of Jesus. Judas being a demon doesn't drive Jesus to retrieve His call and his spirit:"For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance." Romans 11: 29 Many pastors nowadays were called at first place by God but hanged and serves themselves ...


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The short answer is human nature. The people of Jesus' time knew they needed help: Roman oppression, poverty, misery, religious confusion, division. Many false prophets and revolutionaries had arisen and failed to deliver. From their standpoint, any Jewish person would want proof that this new person promising help can deliver on his promise and not ...


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To the question as to why casting out demons was not enough to prove to some that he was the Christ, some believed that such power was not from God: 33 And when the demon had been cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel." 34 But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of ...



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