The following articles are related to the topic of MIRACLES

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 »

Acts 10:6 – Simon, the Tanner

On account of the death of a Christian woman whose name was Dorcas, Peter had been summoned from the town of Lydda over to Joppa - a distance of some eleven miles (cf. Acts 9:38 - note that distance in your margin). After the apostle raised the benevolent saint from the dead, he remained in Joppa for many days. Doubtless ... read more »

Ephesians 4:13 – The Unity of the Faith

In Ephesians 4:11, Paul lists certain miraculously endowed offices in the early church - apostles, prophets, evangelists, and teaching pastors. These works were in the nature of supernatural "gifts" (v. 8). The apostle declares that these gifts were for the maturing of the saints in their work of ministering, i.e., equipping them for service (Arndt & Gingrich, Greek Lexicon, p. ... read more »

What About Those After Death Visits to the Other Side?

Increasingly there are news reports concerning those who have had "mystical" experiences in which they claim to have visited the "other side," i.e., they died for a short period of time during some health crisis, and then returned to tell all about it. Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was highly acclaimed for her work with the terminally ill. Some of her ... read more »

Is the “Virgin Birth” of Jesus Grounded in Paganism?

"A friend says that the Bible account of Jesus' virgin birth is a mere 'myth' that New Testament writers borrowed from the literature of ancient paganism. He says there were many virgin-birth stories, and that the ones in the Gospel accounts are no different from the others. Can you comment on this?" The "pagan myth" charge, relative to the birth ... read more »

Was Christ’s Power Limited by Man’s Faith?

"There is a statement concerning Jesus in one of the Gospel accounts that is puzzling: "And he could there do no mighty work. . . because of their unbelief' (Mk. 6:5-6).Was Christ's ability to perform miracles predicated upon the faith of those he taught?" Let us lay some foundation for a consideration of this question.First, the scriptures clearly teach that ... 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 Syrophoenician Woman: A Woman of Great Faith

"And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon" (Mark 7:24a). Matthew wrote that Jesus "withdrew" (15:21). This was the third time in which Jesus withdrew from Galilee in the gospel of Mark (cf. 4:35; 6:31). The Lord sought solitude with his disciples, but the text says, "And he entered into a house, and ... read more »

What Is the Eternal Sin?

"What is the 'eternal sin,' mentioned in Mark 3:29? Can it be committed today?" Here is the text that is the focus of this question. "Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they shall have blasphemed: but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is ... 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 »