Thursday, March 27, 2008

signs and wonders required?

I don't know anything about this doctor, but I stumbled across this video today. All I can say is, "Amazing." Since I'm not blog-experienced enough to know how to post a video, just click on this LINK.

Several of the comments about the video were like this one:

" The problem with supernatural claims is that scientists later find out what causes them. The mystery goes away and it becomes scientific fact, like the belief that demons or evil spirits would cause disease. We now know how germs work. If this miracle has repeatedly passed critical scientific inquiry and Jesus Christ himself comes out and says he did it every time he is asked, I will believe and convert! "

Of course this might later be scientifically explained. But my response is, "Maybe not. But even if it is, would this man be alive had the doctor not listened to God's prompting to go back and pray?" In order to believe in God, this atheist wants a miracle, one that can't be explained away. Jesus said in Luke, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah." As Jesus hung on the cross, soldiers ridiculed Him and said, "If you truly are the Messiah, then why don't you take yourself down off that cross?" The big picture was more important to Christ than brandishing His power to prove something to these people. We don't always see the big picture, and obviously everyone who is sick and gets prayed for isn't healed on earth. But that doesn't negate real miracles. It just means we can't explain everything in our finite minds, or perhaps more faith was required in certain cases. And if we have to see miracles to believe, what good is faith? Hope that makes sense.
Well...that's my two cents for what it's worth. I wasn't there and do not know for sure if this happened, but I do believe God still works miracles! He did them when He was on earth. He is alive today, and He hasn't changed!


  1. Interesting. Shows that a little help from above isn't such a bad thing.

    Hey, I am tagging you for a muse. You can see what it is about here:


  2. Preach it, sister!!!!


    There are many times that Jesus was asked to prove himself. Though all the miracles he performed for others (letting a blind man see, giving life back to Jairus' daughter, curing leprosy...on and on), these miracles were not always believed. Satan even taunted Jesus to prove himself. And Jesus rose above satan's wickedness, because He knew that His great calling was to die for us and our sins.

    ***side note: To put a video on your blog, when you are at youtube, on the right hand side you'll see a gray box that says "imbed". Copy the text there, then come to blogger and just paste it into your post. If you want to have info about it (like you did here) just paste the link after your text, then go to the end of the pasted text and continue. Easy-peasy!