Some Christians may or may not believe the miracles recorded in the Bible. They claim, “Whether Jesus did or did not perform those miracles, does not affect them. What matters are His teachings such as the new commandment and sermon on the mount which are sufficient for our use. Those miracles have become obstacles to our belief – so we might as well give them up.” This view is very wrong.
Why will some not believe in miracles?
If Christians believe in Christ’s teaching without believing in the miracles, their faith is useless. Christ’s teaching is certainly important; but without the miracles Christ is only a great man or a saint, who may not be worthy of our trust.
A great man or saint cannot satisfy our need for eternal life nor can he solve our problem of sin and death. Great men and saints may be exemplary but they cannot deliver mankind from sin or despair.
Ultimately, they themselves are swallowed up by death but Christ, in one sentence, raised the dead to life (Jn 11:43-44).
This is the most powerful evidence that Christ is the saviour of mankind. We need Jesus who by performing miracles confirmed the truth He taught (Mk 16:20).
Without miracles, we would have had a human teacher. With miracles, we have a divine saviour. No human teacher can deal with our sin and death. Only the divine saviour can.
If we trust in Christ as a social reformist, we do not have to believe in miracles. If we believe Him to be the redeemer, we would undoubtedly believe in miracles.
Why is the faith of those who do not believe in miracles futile?
Jesus Himself is depicted as the greatest miracle (Lk 11:30).
He came in flesh, born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit, raised from the dead to life and ascended to heaven.
He will come again.
All these facts constitute the foundation of the Christian doctrine. Without miracles, there is no gospel. Christians who do not believe in miracles hold the view that what men cannot do, God cannot do too. They regard God on the same plane as man.
So, why do they believe in God then? Christians who do know the nature of Christ, do not believe that by the power of God, He chose a virgin to be with child through the Holy Spirit and that He resurrected Christ three days after death.
Therefore, they have no relationship with Christ. Jesus is our saviour not because of His teachings but because of the redemption He provides. He was “declared with power to be the son of God by His resurrection from the dead,” (Rom 1:4) so that our faith might not rest on men’s wisdom but God’s power (1 Cor 2:5). Therefore, all true Christians believe in miracles.
Do you know that miracles and wonders accompany preaching?
In the church, miracles confirm what is preached. God’s message is not preached with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power (1 Cor 2:4-5).
People preach with words – God confirms with miracles. This combination confirms the correctness of what is preached.
Elijah revived the child to prove that what God said through Him was true (1 Kgs 18:23-24). So it is with the church.
“The Lord confirm the message of His grace by enabling them to do miraculous signs and wonders.” (Acts 14:3)
Very often, great miracles in our church have a great impact on the communities near and afar, and many have come to believe. Therefore, not every preaching needs to be accompanied by miracles, which only come about by God’s will and sufficient faith (Acts 14:9-10; Mt 13:58).
Often, a great miracle in the church has a long term profound effect on faith.
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