The following articles are related to the topic of MIRACLES

Preacher Attempts to Walk on Water and Drowns

A news organization, WORLDNETDAILY (8/30/06) has reported the following unfortunate incident: "An evangelist who tried replicating Jesus' miracle of walking on water has reportedly drowned off the western coast of Africa. Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle, and he attempted it from a beach in Gabon's capital of Libreville. 'He told churchgoers he'd ... read more »

The Miraculous and the Origin of Christianity

There are numerous contrasts between Christianity and the other leading religions of the world. One of these is the difference between the miraculous phenomena (either real or alleged) associated with the various systems. Let me illustrate what I mean. The "faith" that was to be known eventually as "Christian" was characterized by the "miraculous" from the beginning. The Old Testament ... read more »

Sincere but Wrong—Dead Wrong

John Wayne "Punkin" Brown Jr. was a preacher for a Pentecostal-type church. He's now dead. He still would be alive but for the fact that he believed false doctrine. Before his ascension back into heaven, Jesus commissioned his apostles to preach the gospel to the whole creation. In connection therewith, the Lord promised he would confirm the validity of their ... read more »

False Ideas about the Holy Spirit

Jesus warned: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15). False teachers do exist (2 Peter 2:1), and the ideas they advocate are dangerous. In this study, we will direct attention to some false teachings relative to the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit Not a Person One of the most fundamental ... read more »

Words Fitly Spoken

Solomon once said that, "a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a network of silver" (Prov. 25:11). This proverb likely describes the beauty of a word spoken appropriately and at the right time. Perhaps the pithy saying could be a reminder to God's people today that their own words should be wisely chosen for the time in ... 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 »

Cosmological Confusion

The Greek word for "world" is kosmos. The original term had to do with "order" or "arrangement." Cosmology is a study of the origin and structure of the universe. How did the universe arise? Modern science hasn't a clue, because the question of origins is beyond the pale of scientific investigation. Nonetheless, in their confusion, skeptical scientists and philosophers attempt ... read more »

What About John’s “Ridiculous” Statement?

At the end of the Gospel According to John, there is this statement, "And there are also many other things which Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written" (Jn. 21:25). This seems to border on the ridiculous. Would you care to ... read more »

The Miraculous Insight of Jesus Christ

The miracles of Christ are proof that he is the Son of God (John 20:31). The Gospel writers record many of the miracles of Jesus, but certainly not all of them (John 20:30; 21:25). Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, collectively relate to us seventeen bodily cures, nine miracles over the laws of nature, six demonic cures, and three resurrections. Additionally, ... read more »

God’s Care For His People

After more than two centuries, God brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt and into the bleak wilderness of Sinai. Ideally, the Hebrews should have gone directly into Canaan (150 miles to the northeast), which would have taken about a month. However, due to their lack of faith, they were forced to wander in the harsh desert for 40 ... read more »