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Why don't young-earth creationists just explain things (usually considered as miracles) as miracles?

It is always better to admit you don't know than to make something up, especially when it comes to speaking about God! The idea that God fills in the gaps of our knowledge with his miracle super ...
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Did Jesus perform a single miracle before his fast and temptation?

None of the four Gospels record Jesus performing a miracle prior to his temptation in the wilderness. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record Jesus' baptism and immediately follow it with his temptation ...
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How was Abraham able to rescue Lot?

No explicit reason for Abram's victory is given, but the surrounding context can give some clues: Genesis 14:8-11 ESV Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of ...
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Elijah "The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail" miracle or not?

It is quite explicitly mentioned as a miracle from God. How else can verse 16 be interpreted? For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the ...
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Where can I find official documents of Buenos Aires' Eucharistic Miracle?

There is no official Vatican online reference to this alleged miracle, so I did some basic research. The first thing I noticed is that the details of the 1996 miracle vary according to the source of ...
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What did Jesus mean by "whoever believes in me will do greater works than I do"?

Earlier in John is a verse that could potentially help provide an answer to your question: Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” - John 6:29 NIV Another verse ...
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What is the significance of Jesus' spitting on the ground in the book of John?

I will represent the Roman Catholic position on the verse. Historically, St. Thomas Aquinas noted that this verse provided an example of Jesus' healing of sin. He cites St. Augustine for the ...
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Where is the jug of oil that never ran dry?

You need to read the rest of the passage. Verse 14 reads: For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that ...
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They will see but will remain blind

Acts 28:27 (Matt 13:15 is almost identical) For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their ...
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To what extent do Mormons believe that miraculous healing happens in our days?

Yes, Mormons believe in gifts and miracles of both spiritual and physical healing in these days. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave a talk in 2010 called Healing the Sick. ...
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Is there modern evidence that the Sun stood still?

I had heard about NASA finding a missing day that proved that the earth stood still, however it does not seem to be true. There does not seem to be any evidence other than the Word of God, and I ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what did Jesus mean by saying "Neither this man nor his parents sinned"?

The Catholic Haydock Commentary on this verse says: Ver. 3. When Christ says that neither he nor his parents had sinned, we must not understand that he was born without original sin, nor even that ...
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Miracles of the Bible versus the Qur'an

The magicians of Pharaoh performed miracles, copying Moses' works when Moses was sent to Egypt to deliver Israel. And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was ...
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Miracles of the Bible versus the Qur'an

The simplest answer is that our acceptance of a recorded miracle is contingent on whether we think that record is accurate or not. As a Christian I personally believe that the Bible is the inspired ...
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Do Cessationists reject Lee Strobel and Craig S. Keener's books collating modern-day miracle reports?

Apologies for the slightly sarcastic tone of this answer but I suppose the opinion of a Cessationist would lean towards sarcasm. The question in my mind is basically "What do doubters think about ...
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How was Abraham able to rescue Lot?

Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. He divided his ...
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If miracles stopped after the Apostles, then why are there admonitions to pray over people?

It is important to distinguish between cessation of spiritual gifts being bestowed on individuals, and cessation of all miraculous events entirely. Cessationists consider the first case (individual ...
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What did Jesus mean by "whoever believes in me will do greater works than I do"?

If you look at "greater" works as meaning quantitatively (making disciples, the work of the Great Commission) and not qualitatively (raising the dead, walking on water), then it explains itself. Jesus ...
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Are there non-medical miracles that can get a person beatified/canonized?

Yes. Miracles for beatification or canonisation do not have to be medical. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican investigative body, only retain, on a general basis, medical experts, ...
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How does Catholic Church view the new school of thought on multiplication of bread by Jesus?

Denial of miracles is one characteristic of the heresy of Modernism. Doctors of the Church did not deny the miraculous nature of the multiplication of the loaves: The multiplication of the loaves ...
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Are there any biblical accounts of women performing a miracle from God?

I'm assuming this isn't quite what you're looking for, but it would feel wrong to not mention this important miracle: A virgin woman gave birth. Matthew 1:23-25. It could probably be argued that ...
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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?

In John 6:29, "Jesus answered them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.'" Jesus did not do His healing works merely for the sake of healing. He came to restore faith in ...
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What is the biblical basis for spiritual encounters leading to instant deliverance from addictions?

I think it will be hard to draw a straight line between biblical accounts which are most often painted with a brush of possession and things which nowadays are labeled addiction. The closest I've ...
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Which denominations believe in modern angelic interventions?

Most denominations that I know of believe that angels are always involved in human affairs without being noticed by anyone (Heb 31:2) and are almost never physically manifesting themselves to people. ...
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How do Christian apologists defend the credibility of the miracles reported in the gospel accounts?

A common issue seen in these 'higher criticisms' is that they place huge credibility on their own thought processes but start from a point that the Bible accounts must not be credible. Some of the ...
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What is the Catholic view of water being turned into wine at Cana?

In Catholicism, the miracle at Cana is frequently associated with the Sacrament of Marriage as one popular choice of Gospel Readings because: Jesus and Mary were there: the couple inviting them to be ...
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Is there modern evidence that the Sun stood still?

If you are "looking for an example of a scientist saying "this is my evidence for it"", then the answer is no, there is no credible evidence of it. If there were, it would be common knowledge because ...
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In a Eucharistic miracle, do the communicants still partake of the sacrament?

The short answer is “no;” the products of a Eucharistic miracle such as the one in Lanciano, no longer have the substantial and sacramental presence of Christ. A little background on how the ...
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