Will miracle happens in this world.......
September 8, 2006 3:20am CST
If miracle happens then dicuss it with everyone...
• Sri Lanka
20 Nov 06
Yea I believe in miracles. My stand on miracles has always been to believe in general and to be skeptical in particular. Claims of modern day miracles tend to be made in similar situations to claims of UFO or sasquatch sightings. All too often there is a lack of scientific evidence to back up the claim -- or as in the case of certain psychics or evangelical "ministries" -- large sums of money riding on belief. And yet, all things are possible for God. That is after all the point of faith. But scripture stories of miracles fall into a different category. Asking for scientific proof for a miracle that happened thousands of years ago seems to me to be unreasonable. So the only basis for endorsing a miracle from that long ago seems to be a doctrine of scriptural inerrancy I don't subscribe to. Did they happen? I don't think its possible to know or even to agree on what would count as reasonable evidence. For me miracle stories in scripture point beyond themselves to something other than the miracle. They are signs and not merely wonders. This miracle of Peter telling a lame man to get up and walk coming as it does so closely on the story of Pentecost stands as a kind of confirmation of Peter's claims in his sermon. It vindicates the Christian faith and also that doctrine of salvation that Larry and I have been calling thesis: that salvation is not just a get out of jail free card but an awakening of the Divine in and through us to the point where we become divine. For me the real miracle in this story is not the healing -- scripture is filled with healing. It was the authority Peter exercises. He doesn't pray to God for the healing rather, as his Teacher before him did, commands the person into wholeness.