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

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What is the message of Matthew 9:5? [closed]

Matthew 9:1-8 (NIV) 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “...
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About the intercessions of Saints to God, on one's behalf?

From a Catholic standpoint, and AFAIU, one prays to saints to intercede for one, on one´s behalf, to God. That being said, if you ask for help or a miracle to a saint through a prayer, and if you at ...
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Did the Church Fathers ever reference the six jars of wine at the Wedding in Cana as symbolising the six followers of Jesus at the wedding?

John 1 describes in some detail Jesus calling his first five disciples - Andrew, Simon, Philip, Nathanael and presumably John. John 2 1-2 says that Jesus' mother was at the wedding and Jesus was there ...
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Is there any historical evidence of the gifts of healing in operation by the second Century?

I was wanting to know if any of the church fathers have documented anything concerning the gift of healing with eye witness testimony or the gift of Miracles being in operation by the second century?
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What encyclical upheld God's sovereignty over the regularity of natural laws?

Somewhere in my readings (I forget exactly where) I came across the following chain of events: The Philosophy of Aristotle regarding the regularity of science --- scientific laws can be relied upon ...
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Does the Catholic Church attempt to explain scientifically any miracles associated with Jesus' time on earth?

Miracles by their very definition defy logical scientific explanation. However human nature is to try to figure a way to explain how something incredible may have occured including what molecular ...
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Has ever a lunatic locked up in a insane asylum/psych ward converted to Christianity after having their soundness of mind miraculously restored?

Are there any published testimonies of individuals that were sent to lunatic asylums or psychiatric wards as "lost causes" due to severe mental illness, that eventually converted to ...
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Vatican approved miracles?

Does Vatican (or Holy See) publish the miracles it has approved? I'm seeking a list of currently approved miracles (any kind, really, including apparitions, eucharistic miracles and so on). I was, ...
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How do Cessationists interpret John 14:8-14, especially verses 11 and 12?

John 14:8-14 (NIV): 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone ...
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How often do Christian missionaries report occurrences of miracles while on the mission field?

From time to time I come across testimonies of missionaries reporting extraordinary anecdotes that occurred when they were on the mission field. For instance, I've heard of stories of people getting ...
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How were the blood globules of Lanciano weighed?

A long time ago, an RCC priest had addressed my doubts about the reality of presence of Christ in Host with the "numerous examples of Eucharistic miracles". The miracles had been: Five ...
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What is the biblical basis for spiritual encounters leading to instant deliverance from addictions?

I pattern that I discovered after watching many testimonies is that occasionally people report powerful spiritual encounters that have set them instantly free from behavioral addictions, substance ...
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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 ...
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What did Jesus mean by saying “the works of God might be displayed” in the man born blind? [closed]

John 9:1–3 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, "It was not that ...
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What are the oldest records of “gold teeth” miracles in Church History?

Claims of unexpected and spontaneous fillings or full restorations of teeth with gold are not unheard of in many faith healing services and other religious gatherings. For example, in a video recorded ...
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Was Jesus superior to man when he was in flesh? [closed]

I was asking myself this, while reading the Pauline epistles, was Jesus on earth able to do miracles or he was a man like us with our limits and depending only on God?
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What explanation did the Catholic Church give regarding the incorruptible bodies? [closed]

We all have heard about the incorruptible bodies within the Catholic Church tradition. Was there any scientific explanation given to the Roman Catholic Church or did the Church give a scientific ...
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Does Protestant and Christian denominations have stories to tell about bilocation?

Bilocation is a supernatutal gift of God that is somehow associated to people who had a pious character. Catholic Church had numerous stories to tell of pious people who later on proclaim as saints. ...
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Why did Jesus groan and use spit while healing the deaf man? (Mark 7) [closed]

In today's reading Mark 7 says, He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man's ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned,...
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Why did Jesus say the dead girl was “not dead but asleep”?

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 were ...
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If Christ has all power to perform miracles, how is that that “he could there do no mighty work” save that He healed a few?

If Christ has all power to act upon all his creations, including the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, I would assume he could never be prohibited from performing miracles for them. Yet in Mark 6:5-...
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How does Catholic Church view the new school of thought on multiplication of bread by Jesus?

There is a school of thought going around that Jesus in fact did not multiply bread to feed the people who had gathered to listen to Him, but only prompted the faithful to share whatever eatables they ...
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Why did the disciples have to be silent about the supernatural event of the Transfiguration? (Catholic perspective)

The story of the Transfiguration in Matthew 17:1-9 concludes with these words: As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, "Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of ...
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Are there non-medical miracles that can get a person beatified/canonized?

It seems like every miracle that is used in the case for beatification in the Catholic Church has to do with some sickness being prayed for and its miraculous cure. But it seems to me that there are ...
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Are there any examples where the non-believers demanding a miracle for the proof of Catholic faith and a saint succeeding in performing it?

Questions: Are there any examples where the non-believers demanding a miracle for the proof of Catholic faith and a saint succeeding in performing one? I am looking for those kinds of examples, ...
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Miracles of the Bible versus the Qur'an

A skeptic said it is intellectually dishonest for me to believe in miracles in the Bible but not in the Qur'an. Is it? What are some Biblical basis for not believing in every miracle, or that every ...
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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 (physics,...
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Did Jesus perform a single miracle before his fast and temptation?

Did Jesus perform a single miracle before his 40 day fast and temptation by the Devil?
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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 ...
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Does the Bible list any “miracles” specifically accomplished by the Devil?

Also, could you consider the Devil moving Jesus to the top of the Temple as such?
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What is the justification for relying on faith healing over conventional medicine?

Every so often, I read about Christian parents choosing faith healing over conventional medicine for their sick children, in some cases with lethal results. This usually results in the parents being ...
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Are there any biblical accounts of a women performing a miracle from God?

Are there any biblical accounts of a women performing a miracle from God? A miracle from God through a woman. Scriptural references please.
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Where can I find official documents of Buenos Aires' Eucharistic Miracle?

I want to study the Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Buenos Aires, 1996. Does someone know if there are some official documents of the Vatican, or another Catholic Church authority? I just find ...
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According to the Catholic Church, why did Jesus walk on water?

Why did Jesus walk on water? In the gospel of Mark we see Jesus walking on water, but why? Is He fulfilling the law? He could have been walking on clouds or flying like an angel around them or any ...
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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, ...
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Is a mass interruption a standard procedure in case of a supposed Eucharistic miracle?

I have read several stories about Eucharistic miracles and it seems the mass is always interrupted on such event. Is it a standard procedure (as for 4th June 2018) or is it up to the priest? More ...
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Was it a miracle of God that the Jews incriminated themselves and their children in the blood of Jesus?

The Bible said that the Jews as a whole accepted the guilt of killing Jesus and declared guilty themselves and their descendants: "When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that ...
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What is the justification for relying on faith healing and conventional medicine?

As a contrast to What is the justification for relying on faith healing over conventional medicine?, I thought I'd ask the opposite. What is the justification for relying on faith and conventional ...
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Jesus' power going out

What should one understand from the NT verse which says :... Jesus realised that power had gone out from Him" (Mark 5:30)? Is it a figurative narration ? Or, is it a casualty of translation ?
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Could there have been a different translation for Matthew 14:28? (Catholic perspective)

At Matthew 14:25-28 we read: And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And ...
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What to think of miraculous images? (Catholic view)

There is some number of images of Jesus or other spiritual beings that are claimed to be miraculous as they miraculously got exposed in a camera. People who took these images swear there was no the ...
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What is an overview of the perspectives on how a miracle is actually done? [closed]

Reading through Exodus and seeing that some of the miracles God told Moses to perform, pharaoh's magicians also performed them; I began to have these line of thoughts, that the acts of miracles may ...
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What is an overview of different denominations' beliefs about how Jesus Christ performed miracles? (By the Holy Spirit or by something else?) [closed]

for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same ...
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To what extent do Mormons believe that miraculous healing happens in our days?

Gospel accounts about Jesus' life make it seem like he miraculously healed large amounts of people during the time he was here on earth. For example, Matthew 4:23,24 (KJV) says this: And Jesus went ...
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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 ...
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They will see but will remain blind

There's a verse in the Quran saying that the unbelievers will always be unbelievers because they can see the miracles, but even in this case, they won't believe. I'm pretty sure I already read that ...
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What was the nature of the miracle experienced by 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 ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what did Jesus mean by saying “Neither this man nor his parents sinned”?

John 9:3 (NIV) "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. Here you have the clear understanding That sin brings ...
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In a Eucharistic miracle, do the communicants still partake of the sacrament?

In the miracle of Lanciano in the eighth century, not only the substance but also the accidents of the bread and wine became that of flesh and blood. Chemically, it was identical to human flesh and ...
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Do miracles violate the laws of physics? [closed]

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 ...