The Is God Still Miracles On Earth Today? Essay

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As we continue in the book of Acts, Luke now turns the camera back on Peter as Saul has gone off the scene for a while. In the text before us, Peter is seen healing a paralyzed man and raising the dead back to life. Theses are two astounding miracles. People are attracted to miracles but we can misuse the word to describe practically everything that has taken place in our lives. So let’s first define miracle, “A miracle is an event which the forces of nature—including the natural powers of man—cannot of themselves produce, and which must, therefore, be referred to a supernatural agency (Fisher 1900, 9).” Is God still preforming miracles on earth today? I believe so but not in the way we are thinking. The Scripture clearly teaches the purpose of miracles and we have to base our beliefs on the Scriptures and not on what a preacher teaches or does. Scripture plainly indicate the purpose of miracles was to authenticate the messengers and the message proclaimed. It was to validate the new Christian movement. In the opening story, the SBC missionaries were ministering to an unengaged, unreached people group in Southeast Asia. God saw it fit to allow a miracle in order for them to see the authenticity of the messengers and the message. Divinely appointed messengers perform genuine miracles. Let’s look at some Scriptures to confirm this. Beginning with Jesus, Peter says in Acts 2:22, “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles,

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