The following articles are related to the topic of MIRACLES, DURATION

Why I Don’t Believe in Miracles

The affirmation cited above reflects the title of a recent article that appeared in Newsweek magazine (Hefner 2000, 61). It was authored by Philip Hefner, a professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Hefner's essay is mostly about his objections to "miracles" today, based upon his observations of the regularity of nature, his association with ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About Miracles?

In discussing the theme of biblical miracles, several important areas of consideration must be surveyed. First, exactly what is a miracle? People use that term rather loosely-frequently, not at all in a scriptural sense. And what are those tell-tale traits that identify the miracle and distinguish it from a natural phenomenon? If folks only knew what to look for in ... read more »

If “Tongues” Have Ceased, Why Hasn’t “Knowledge”?

"In several of your articles you have stated that the 'tongues,' as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:8ff, ceased when the New Testament canon was completed.You overlook the fact that the same passage says that 'knowledge' will cease at the same time.Since 'knowledge' has not ceased, it should be apparent that the gift of 'tongues' has not ceased.How do you answer ... read more »

Does God Change?

A reader comments on our article: Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality? . "The overall article was good, but to say that God does not work miraculously is a little too far. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When did He stop working miracles?" Yes, it is true that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The ... read more »

Revelation 22:8-9 – Was Christ an Angel?

As John concluded the book of Revelation, he records that he was tremendously awed by the angelic creature who spoke to him. The apostle wrote: "I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things" (Rev. 22:8). Remarkably, however, the angel forbade him to engage in such adoration. "See that you do it not," ... read more »

News Story Focuses Spotlight on Aspects of Mormonism

The hearts of thousands of Americans beat with joy last week when news media outlets broke the story about the fifteen year-old young lady of Salt Lake City, who had been found after months of frenzied worry on the part of her family. Nine months ago, the teenager had mysteriously disappeared from her bedroom in the dead of night and ... read more »

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword – Part 2

It is a commendable thing to want to defend the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. Such efforts, however, only serve the cause of truth when they are biblically sound and reasonably argued. As was noted in first installment of this series, however, some teachers with the very best of motives have nevertheless wielded a "broken sword" in their sincere attempts ... read more »

The Lord Is My Rock

We are comforted by the words, "The Lord is my shepherd," but what about the thought, "The Lord is my rock"? The word "rock" is used about twenty-four times in the book of Psalms with reference to God. Here is an example. "Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will ... read more »

The God Who Heals

"I am Jehovah who heals you." It was a remarkable statement. The Hebrew people had been delivered from the bondage of Egypt by the mighty hand of God. On the eastern side of the Red Sea, they wandered into the wilderness of Shur. There, they encountered the "bitter" waters of Marah. But, by a miracle, the waters were made "sweet" ... read more »

Help My Unbelief!

It is an episode fraught with mystery; one about which we wish we knew more. A man brought his son, who was possessed of a demon, to the Lord's disciples. He wanted the Master's men to cast out the evil spirit, but they could not. Jesus pinpointed the problem; the disciples' faith was lacking (Mark 9:17-19; cf. Matthew 17:20). Accordingly, ... read more »