The Problem Of Miracles

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5 Responses

  1. pslady says:

    Thanks again Michael for making points that go straight to my spirit.
    I have lived a good many years now & this goes to the heart of what Jesus did concerning miracles. I now have another article of yours that will be printed out for future reference.

  2. Michael says:

    Thank you, my friend…

  3. Em says:

    “Lord, if you had been here, our brother would not have died…” Perhaps, but did Jesus weep for their sorrow or did he weep at the thought of bringing Lazarus back from paradise to cope with this evil world? Absent from (mortal) body, present (now) with the Lord. This is not rationalizing.
    Miracles? I suspect we are daily engulfed in miracles that are unseen.. As i look back on my devout grandparents’ lives, i realise that their lives were full of miracles…
    Thankful today for a God who is long suffering and gracious as i muddle through….

  4. Hillbilly Nondenom (FKA JesusFreak) says:

    This is a pretty interesting passage because the ESV seems to suggest one of many were chosen, whereas the NIV can be read as only one was there at the time(?) And then there is the problem of verse 4, left out of some translations but which suggests that a single choice was a common occurrence and that this time Jesus was the ‘angel’ making the choice.

    And yet there are so many other instances where Jesus healed ‘many’ and ‘all’.

    It’s such a mystery. If the ESV (and others) are the most accurate, I’d love to know why it was only ‘one at a time’ whether by Jesus or before. The best I can come up with is “God’s sovereignty”.

    Sometimes that feels like a cheesy explanation, especially when provided to non-believers. Thoughts?

  5. Em says:

    while our logic is limited to our frame of reference, God’s isn’t? He sees the end from the beginning?

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