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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The best way to summarize the biblical teaching on miracles is through the words "wonder, mighty work, and sign." This article explains them.
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.
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.
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.
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.