I find it interesting to see the broad range of Christian opinions when it comes to the topic of miracles. Hopefully we believe that Jesus really did turn water into wine and that he raised Lazarus from the dead. And if you believe that Jesus was born of a virgin and was fully God and fully man, you believe in miracles. The question is, what about today? Does God still do things that are unique and have no “natural” explanation?
Of course God does miracles today. Through the direct work of the Holy Spirit, because of Jesus’ cross-work, God turns hearts of stone into hearts of flesh (Hebrews 8:8-13). Jesus is currently and actively holding all things together (Col 1:17; Heb 1:3). And Paul instructs elders to pray for the healing of the sick (James 5:14-15).
In thinking about miracles we must be very careful that we’re not thinking like a deist (God started all of this but then stepped away and is not actively involved and working). It seems that humanity is constantly attempting to design a god that can be controlled and subdued. In doing this we diminish our vision of the true God and our worship will be less than it should be.
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