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Religion and Theology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
This paper deals with the authenticity of miracles and whether Jesus performed the miracles as proposed in the Bible. One of the greatest miracles performed by Jesus as proposed in the Bible is the miracle of what Jesus could see as going on in the hearts of people as Jesus could understand the deep and innermost thoughts of a person…
The paralytic man was healed by Jesus not because of his faith but because of the faith of his friends. So, when Jesus saw the faith of his friends, he forgave the sins of the paralytic man. This brings out the strength of faith in the bible and when there is faith there has to be fruits for the right action as seen through the miracles of Jesus. Could this be called Jesus' miracle Was Jesus focused on healing a person who was crippled and paralytic and forgiving his sins so that he could walk normally again The focus was on the spiritual condition of the person and most of Jesus' miracles seem to be based on an understanding the spiritual conditions of individuals and then performing the miracles. (Bible, 1989)
Analyzing the miracles performed by Christ, we see that there is no emphasis on blind faith and the emphasis is on spiritual or divine acts with healing being considered one of the greatest miracles of Christ. Seeing through the hearts and intentions of people could be considered as intuitive but any very highly developed sense of intuition would be close to performing miracles and that is what is evident in this case.
Supernatural knowledge as shown by Jesus could be classed as miracles although according to many critics, the events of miracles are allegories and not actual events ...
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