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Discuss the importance of the healing miracles of Jesus for Christian life today.

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GCSE Religious Studies Coursework 2003 Miracles Robert Allen 11PM QEGS Religious Studies Coursework Questions Healing Miracles Section A I) What is meant by the term miracle? ii) Describe how Jesus was presented as a worker of miracles in Luke's Gospel. Give examples from Luke's Gospel. Section B Discuss the importance of the healing miracles of Jesus for Christian life today Section C "Healing miracles do not happen today." Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. B) The healing miracles of Jesus are the most important miracles he did. This is because they happened to ordinary, everyday people such as the woman with hemorrhages and also to wealthier people such as the Centurion's servant. These healing miracles are important as they teach Christians how to go about their lives today. ...read more.

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When Christians read about Jesus' healing miracles they want to do as Jesus did and help others around them in need. They may feel that they should do charity work in their free time maybe at Scope or in a hospital. This way they can get close to the needy and help them. Taking this further they could donate money to charities already set up helping children in Africa or animals such as OXFAM or the RSPCA. Expanding this point, Christians today could look to set up their own charities such as Dr Barnado did to help homeless children Finally, a devoted Christian, who maybe or may not be ill, could read about Jesus's healing miracles, especially the passage, "Crowds came in from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits and they were all healed," and they could look to go on a pilgrimage, perhaps to Lourdes. ...read more.

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If your definition of a miracle is something unable to be performed by a human then people who are cured of cancer are due to miracles, because there is no cure for cancer but people are still cured. Or people who have been given terminal disease and are only given months to live but are still living today are miracles also. Jesus doesn't have to be around for miracles to occur. So the Holy Spirit could be within someone and this is what cures them so it's not only Jesus who could perform miracles. Overall, I feel that healing miracles do not happen today, as you do not see people cured of demons nowadays and I feel that people who are cured of cancer are just stronger people with perhaps stronger immunity to the diseases. However, the reasons against seem to suggest that people receive miracles today. ...read more.

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