By: Joe R. Price|
The term "miracle" is used rather loosely today. In the Bible a miracle was something beyond natural occurrence. By definition, the word translated miracle "is used of works of a supernatural origin and character, such as could not be produced by natural agents and means...." (Vine's, III:75).
In Bible terms, a miracle is the supernatural intervention of divine power into the natural world (cf. John 6:19; 11:39, 43-44). So for example, while the birth of a child is a marvelous wonder, it is not, by Biblical standards, a miracle. A failure properly define what is meant by "miracle" causes religious confusion over miracles. Clear Bible facts will eliminate this confusion.
SIGNS, WONDERS AND POWERS-- (Acts 2:22; Hebrews 2:4)
WHY WERE MIRACLES PERFORMED?
WHO PERFORMED MIRACLES?
HOW LONG DID MIRACLES LAST?
Until the death of those who had the power to work
them. (The means of imparting miraculous spiritual gifts ceased when the
Miracles served their purpose and came to an end with the completion of God's revelation, the New Testament (1 Corinthians 13:8-10; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Divine miracles are recorded in the Bible for our benefit. Through them our faith in Jesus Christ is strengthened and our confidence in the authenticity of the scriptures is secure.
Last modified: 08/03/2017.