This page was first created on the 10th of May, 2014 and last updated on the 3rd of February, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.
Can Christians Perform Miracles?
A miracle is any act, incident or phenomenon which defies the laws of science or nature. In other words then, a miracle may be defined as any act, incident or phenomenon which cannot be explained by human scientific reasoning.
These then are incidents, acts and phenomena where God directly intervened and caused something to happen that could not have otherwise happened. Miracles help to prove God’s existence and His love and compassion for human beings.
Many christian churches insist that miracles are not part of the christian tradition since miracles only happened during the time when Jesus lived on earth. Now I’m not saying these people are bad at all, I’m not saying they’re going to hell, or anything like that. What I am saying however, is that I do not see eye-to-eye with them on this matter at all.
In the old testament book of Isaiah, the prophet of God, Isaiah, writes of our Savior: “they shall call His name Emmanuel, meaning God with us“. Today, God is with us and He is fully able to perform miracles among us.
The bible also tells us that Jesus was “wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities and by his stripes we are made whole”. When Jesus parted with his disciples, he told them “these signs shall follow you…you shall perform miracles in my name.” Any group of people can hold a book and wave in into the air and declare “we are from God” but how do we know they are telling the truth? Shouldn’t we look for the “signs that follow”?
I have never performed a real Jesus miracle in my life, because I am not at that level of faith as yet; but I do believe that the true followers of Christ should be able to perform miracles. After all, didn’t Jesus tell us “if you have as much faith as a mustard seed, you can say to that mountain, ‘be removed and be planted into the middle of the ocean’ and it shall obey”?
Now if you still think you have a case against miracles in Christianity, I won’t argue with you, because I don’t think your argument would be much more than the seed of a mustard.
Related: Jesus Held My Hand.