Fathers of the Early Church on the Special Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Pentecostalism: A Work of the Holy Spirit or Some Other Spirit?
Reason to Believe The miracles have adequate and reliable testimony
Jonah and Genre
This article wants to discuss the genre of the book of Jonah and what its readers are to make of the miracles recorded in the book.
Can We Believe the Bible's Miracles?
Should we believe in biblical miracles? Were they real? This article evaluates how deism and naturalism impacted the belief in miracles. It looks at the objections given for miracles. The article argues that at the heart of biblical miracles is the resurrection of Christ.
Jesus' Miracles: Types of Spiritual Realities
This article explores the thesis that the healing miracles of the Lord Jesus are really spiritual parables for us. It offers five observations, drawn from Herman Ridderbos' The Coming of the Kingdom, about what the miracles teach us, concluding with the note that Jesus took the sickness of his people upon himself at the cross.
Why Don’t We See Miracles Like the Apostles Did?
Why don’t we experience today the miracles we read about in the New Testament? The answer lies in understanding the purpose of miracles. This article explains this purpose and shows how it should impact the life of the church today.
Three Reasons Jesus's Miracles Still Matter Today
This article gives three reasons why the miracles of Jesus are still relevant today: they show that he is fully God, fully human, and the one and only Messiah.
A Critique of Certain Uncritical Assumptions in Modern Historiography
Montgomery interacts with the view that biblical documents for the most part are not firsthand eyewitness accounts of the events they describe, but merely the product of faith reactions of editors and redactors of literature.
Defining Miracles Biblically
What are miracles? This article defines miracles as extraordinary manifestations of our covenant Lord. Based on this definition it seek to understand the relationship of the miraculous to both nature and immediacy.
New Testament Miracles and Higher Criticism: Climbing up the Slippery Slope
How does a historian need to view supernatural events or miracles? This article argues for the historicity of the miracles and surveys some of the difficult passages in this regard: Mark 4:35-41, Mark 6:32-44, Mark 11:12-14, and John 2:1-11. Blomberg also asks the question whether Matthew 17:27 functions as a pure metaphor.
Elijah the Broken Prophet
This paper raises three issues that often trouble readers of the Elijah narrative in 1 Kings: the nature of his miracles, the problem of his character, and his place within the prophets of Israel.
The Hellenistic "Divine Man" and the Figure of Jesus in the Gospels
In Greek culture in the New Testament period, there were men who claimed to work miracles—wise men who were known as "divine men." There are scholars who in trying to prove a Hellenistic origin of the gospel compare Jesus Christ to these men. The title of Son of God is seen as from a Greek background. This paper compares Jesus with these Greek men
Inerrancy and Worldview – Modern Science
Chapter 4 considers the challenge of modern science to the understanding of Scripture. Science, it is said, demonstrates that the Bible is just one among many collections of human religious ideas. The author explains that challenges arise both with respect to natural sciences and social sciences.
The Miracles of Christ – Introduction
The Glory of Christ in His Miracles
The Person of Christ
This article considers the person of Christ without trying to separate the work of Christ from his person. It reflects on Jesus' sinlessness, divinity, miracles, names, resurrection, humanity, and his temptations.
Miracle of Faith
This article is about miracles. People in biblical times were just as skeptical of miracles as people are today. To claim that biblical people were gullible and today we are more scientific is not a sound argument for denying the validity of biblical miracles.
John 14:12 - Greater Works Than Jesus (Part 1)
The promise of "greater works than Jesus" in John 14:12 is not limited to the disciples. Jesus promises every believer that he will do things that are greater than Christ's miracles. This two part series delves into what Jesus meant when he said this.
John 14:12 - Greater Works Than Jesus (Part 2)
What are the greater works that the disciples would do? This article shows that John 14:12 should be interpreted in line with the purpose of the book of John, which is that the reader would believe "that Jesus is the Christ." Through the mission work of the disciples, many would believe without having seen any miracles. The conversion of unbelievers is an even greater work than Jesus' miracles on earth.
Is There Physical Healing in the Atonement?
This article examines the claim that all Christians should enjoy perfect health based on Christ's work of atonement. The author shows that this claim fails to understand the purpose of Christ's miracles and is not supported by biblical history. Besides, this claim is disastrous for pastoral care and leads to folly. In saying this, this article confirms that God gives healing.
Symphonic Theology: Pastoral Healing in the Miracles Controversy
Applying the theory of perspectivism can help achieve doctrinal synthesis. This article applies this theory to the debate around miracles and healing, showing how to approach individuals with different beliefs using this method.
Symphonic Theology: A Test Case - Miracles
This article shows how the application of the theory of perspectivism works, with the goal of achieving doctrinal synthesis. Using miracles as an example, the author gives a definition of a miracle, shows the relationship between miracles and natural law, and evaluates the claim that miracles have ceased.
Do Miracles Happen Today?
This article is a discussion on whether miracles still occur today. The author also distinguishes between miracles and sign miracles.