During the video section Mart DeHaan interviewed people on the street in Tiberias. He asked them if they believed in miracles. He concluded: “I sensed in the residents of Tiberias that the ‘miracles’ they believed in would not have been as dramatic as someone turning water into wine or bringing a dead person back to life; yet according to the Gospelnarratives, Jesus displayed an authority and power over nature that had no natural explanation.” Do you agree with the responses of the people interviewed?

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      Katie Haney

      Yes, I do not believe in coincidences. I think that things happen every day that sometimes we are able to “see” or experience and sometimes we aren’t given the gift of knowing about them.

    • #95318242

      No, I don’t agree with the people interviewed. Miracles cannot be attributed to a natural order or occurrence. They are “beyond” nature – something that does not occur. What most of the guests described as “miracles” were really just being overwhelmed with the evidence of God’s creation of our world and things created for our pleasure – not an intervening power that gives a total unexpected outcome based upon God’s created natural order. For instance, rain falling in the Negev Desert is not a miracle. It actually does occur in the natural order God establishes. Manna coming down like dew is a miracle, because this is outside the natural occurrence established by God’s creation.

    • #95315047

      The residents of Tiberias believed that miracles couldn’t be “dramatic”. However, the Gospels clearly explain that power that Jesus exhibited. I think that God displays His authority over nature in both extravagant (such as raising people from the dead) and daily ways (such as what the residents of Tiberias expressed). I have full faith in the Gospels, but I have also seen God work miracles in my own life.

    • #95300402

      I do agree with the people interviewed. Miracles are happening all around us, every single day. While, yes, God still has the power to perform miracles of epic proportions (raising the dead, healing the sick, water into wine, etc.) I think those types of miracles are fewer and farther between these days. But simple things, such as the miracle of birth, making the conscious choice to love one’s spouse, or a rainbow after a rainstorm are still acts of God, which in my mind makes them miracles.

    • #95297229

      Not really. I do believe in the power of God in our everyday lives, but I also believe in all the miracles Jesus did during his ministry and is doing now in this time

    • #95296083

      No, I do not degree with the people interviewed. A miracle does not necessarily have to be an extravagent show of phenomenon. For example, a miracle might constiute a person that once had an extremely hardened heart toward Jesus becoming a Christian and turning his life over to Christ. On the other hand, a miracle might be a great as someone with a terminal illness being restored to perfect health. Regardless of how “dramatic” a miracle might be, the Gospelnarratives described it beautifully, “Jesus displayed an authority and power over nature that had no natural explanation.” Thus, any incident that fits into the category of “no natural explanation” would constitute a miracle. Thus, Jesus turning water into wine and bringing a dead person back to life would most definitley fit into the category of “no natrual explanation” other than a miracle from God.

    • #95284623

      I believe in miracles, so I agree with those that said yes. But yeah I have not experienced nature altering miracles like in the bible. The departing of seas, or the raising of dead. Only the day to day miracles that we see, lives being changed, births, recovery from illnesses.

    • #95284172

      I think that the responses of the people that Mart Interviewed would be similar to my response and the majority of civilization. The “tiny” or “small” miracles of our daily lives are not considered to be equal or even to be compared to the Biblical Miracles that we heard and read about. The Biblical miracles are events that change or altar the laws of nature, and the miracles that we witness-child birth, recovery from illness and the list goes on, are not events that are changing the laws of nature. God is above nature so the miracles Jesus performed are also above nature.

    • #95283944

      I believe that it depends on our beliefs and our acknowledgement on what we see on our every day life. If we don’t believe that miracles such as the ones Jesus performed can be true, then how can we truly believe in Christ being the Son of God? It is hard to believe without seeing as we have become believers by sight, but just like the gospel says we must’ believe without seeing ‘ or else how can we believe in God?

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