Thursday, February 17, 2011

Miracles - Intro

I'm going to be doing a two part series on miracles, covering what the Bible has to say about them, their purpose, and comparing/contrasting miracles found in the Bible with modern day miracles (okay, so it may turn into a three or four part series =P).

I think this is an important topic today because of all the false teaching that exists regarding miracles. It's a popular topic among atheists to try attack Christianity with by saying that modern day "miracle workers" are liars and hypocrites just trying to get money out of people (which some of them are), and that those who believe them are gullible fools, thus "proving" that Christians are just superstitious children who are chasing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

There are also differing beliefs on how miracles occur today, from those who believe that only God performs miracles and we are just the witnesses (ex, statues crying blood or the image of Mary on toast), to those who believe that individuals are capable of performing miracles, to those who believe that miracles don't occur at all today. Because these are "one minute" sermons, I won't really have time to go into a whole lot of detail, but hopefully by breaking it out into two or three parts I can cover the topic in sufficient detail to at least get people curious to study it more for themselves. So stay tuned!

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