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This is the teaching site of the West Side church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials were written and prepared by Stan Cox

Index by Subject

“Miraculous” Headlines

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Boy, what a Miracle!
Belfast Telegraph, UK
(Five year old survives a bullet wound to the head)


Miracle Baby Gives Hope to Women
News.com. Au, Australia
(Artificial insemination from an egg which had previously been frozen)


Spurs Need Miracle in Game 5
FOXsports.com
(Basketball team has lost two straight, and needs a win badly)


The Miracle of Love
Mobile Register, Alabama
(A son and his father patch up a strained relationship before the father’s death. The son, a Methodist minister, said, “But God performed a miracle, and dad and I were participants”)


A Multiple Miracle at Women and Infants Pavilion
Youngstown Vindicator, Ohio
(After four miscarriages, a woman from Liberty, OH gives birth to triplets)


Five Miracle Treatments Headed Your Way
USA Weekend
(An article speculating on what new wonders medical science
might bring in the future)


A Musical Miracle Among the Ashes
FAZ.net, Germany
(A lost composition from Johann Sebastian Bachm, dated to 1713 is found amidst the ruins after a fire in a German library)

Analysis:

Many religious people believe that miracles still happen in our day. This is understandable, as we note how loosely and casually the word is used.

A miracle is an event in which God sets aside natural law, intervening for his purpose. Obviously, all of the headlines noted refer to events which, though they may be rare or fortuitous, are nowhere near miraculous.

More importantly, none of them in any way fulfill the purpose of miracles, as related by the Apostle John in his gospel.

“And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:30-31).

Miracles proved Jesus as God’s son, and confirmed the word he preached. The age of miracles has ceased. (cf. 1 Corinthians 13:8-10)