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Describe, with examples, what Christianity teaches about miracles:-

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Question one- Describe, with examples, what Christianity teaches about miracles:- What is a miracle? A miracle can be understood as 2 things. One way to understand a miracle is that it is an event that cannot be explained by science (natural laws). Another way to understand a miracle is that God causes them when he intervenes in our lives. What do Christians believe about miracles? There are loads of stories. Many of them from the bible. The majority of Christians see miracles as evidence that God exists. Christians believe that God is good and that he can be involved in our lives. The Old Testament states that "God... testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles" (Hebrews 2:4). Fundamentalist Christians believe that every story in the bible is true and that the events that took place actually happened. ...read more.

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This story teaches Christians that God has power to punish the bad whilst not affecting others. This also teaches Christians that God has complete power over nature and life and death. And that God is omnipotent and benevolent. The New Testament also has examples of miracles. For example the story of the woman with a Haemorrhage and Jairus' daughter (mark 5: 21-45). Jesus was confronted by a man named Jairus and he asked him to save his daughter. On the way to the little girl a big crowed surrounded Jesus. A woman, who had been bleeding for 12 years, heard he was coming so she went behind him and touched his cloak. Jesus could feel something and questioned the surrounding crowd. The woman admitted it was her who touched the cloak and Jesus replied "34He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. ...read more.

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At the age of 41, she was cured after being bathed in the water of Lourdes on 19th August 1952 while on pilgrimage... She had developed severe heart disease following acute rheumatic arthritis. On 19th August she was taken to the Baths on a stretcher. She returned unaided. The same evening she took part in the Torchlight Marian Procession. She continues to be in good health at 93 years of age." This can teach Christians that god is omnipotent and benevolent, he is still here today and intervenes in life. And that he can make the impossible happen. To conclude, miracles is either a mixture of unexplainable science and maybe God or whoever is out there. To summarise, Christians have many different teachings about miracles. Most of them are from the bible and some of them in modern day miracles. The teaching it teaches include things like God has power over nature and that he loves us all. Sean Midgley 10KD Mrs Terry RE ...read more.

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