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Healing miracles do not happen today. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in you answer.

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Healing miracles do not happen today. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in you answer. I would define a miracle as an event that breaks the laws of nature and can only be explained by the power of God. Today many people believe that they have received healing from God. Yet others question why so some people have been healed yet others that are also prayed for every day are left untouched. Some people, for example scientists are sceptical and try to find a logical explanation for those who claim to be miraculously healed. For example some of these acclaimed miracles might not actually break the laws of nature, because we may be able to find a scientific explanation for them in the future when we have a wider understanding of the world around us. This year a 'frozen baby' was found - yet she survived. ...read more.

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Two years later it was proclaimed a miracle by the church - this shows how closely the church inspects each 'healing' miracle that is claimed at Lourdes. Those who do not believe in God will not believe in miracles. For example as Jesus says in the story of the rich man and Lazarus, no matter what Moses and the prophets do to warn his (the rich man's) brother's, they do not listen and 'will not be convinced' even if somebody was to rise from the dead. However in the case of Jeannes Fretel, who had been in a coma for three moths and had previously had tuberculosis, after receiving the Holy Communion at Lourdes, she opened her eyes and she was cured. At the sight of this, her own doctor changed his belief in miracles (her case was acknowledged to years later). This shows that her doctor believed in God yet he needed to see in order to believe in miracles. Faith recognises miracles, it does not create it, and it is down to God - that is why not everyone is cured at Lourdes. ...read more.

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will also influence people's opinions on whether they believe that miracles do happen today. I have a great Aunt that is now 93, about two years ago she was taken to hospital and the doctors thought that she had a 10% chance of survival. Being a catholic she was visited by the hospital Chaplin and she was given the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. Then she stopped eating her food and they almost gave up hope. One night they tuned off her life support machine and stopped giving her medicine expecting her to dead in the morning. However, the next morning she was alive and well, eating and reading a book. In my opinion, this is a miracle, unless of course that the medicine they were giving her was harming my great Aunt. But I do not think that this is true, as the doctors know what they are doing. I also believe in miracles because if they happened in the past as a result of God working through Jesus, they should still happen today as God is still here and present in our lives. ...read more.

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