• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miracles section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miracles essays

  1. Miracles don't Happen Today. Do You Agree?

    But to me, the word miracle is used far too often in today's society, and losing much of the impact of the word.

  2. Explain the term 'miracle'

    Their cure may have been inspired by a person under the guidance of Christ through prayer or may contain a natural substance, which God put on the earth. It is impossible to make a statement on whether or not healing miracles take place today, as it is a personal and individual response to a situation.

  1. The charaters in "Hills Like White Elephants," "Daisy Miller," and "Babylon Revisited" all communniacte ...

    to the specific problem of time is suggested in the scene where the old soldiers appear at her funeral. "The very old me-some in their brushed Confederate uniforms-on the porch and the lawn, talking of Miss Emily as is she had been a contemporary of their, believing that they had

  2. Examine two philosophical reasons for believing in miracles

    But someone did walk on the moon' (Davies). Through science, we find out new things all the time, which to previous generations would have appeared against the laws of nature and may have concluded that it was miraculous. The most important aspect of this point is that the laws of nature are flexible because this dismisses that miracles

  1. "BY DEFINITION MIRACLES DO NOT OCCUR" DISCUSS

    This is illustrated by Colin Brown's comment that "In his treatment of miracles Hume was right to insist that belief was proportional to evidence, the problem is not that Hume was too empirical, he was not empirical enough." Brown goes on to criticise Hume for discounting the possibility of physical evidence, concerning events such as the resurrection.

  2. Assess Hume's reasons for rejecting miracles

    Religion is a major part of society. The majority of the world has faith in a religion and it thought to believe in miracles. Also religion has helped the world grow to where it is today and if Hume says that we should not have even believed in religion, and

  1. The girl in the story was labeled as a girl, which is interesting to ...

    Camus generates suspense various ways in the story and all of them work very well. Camus keeps the reader on edge with his many types of suspense. This keeps the reader interested and makes for a better plot. Camus uses his stories to get his ideas and thoughts out and in "The Guest" Camus shows personal experiences through his characters.

  2. R.S. Coursework - miracles

    In Luke 5:17-26, Jesus heals the paralysed man physically as a result of the faith of his friends. This proves that Jesus has the authority to perform healing miracles and some Christians hold strongly onto the belief that if you have enough faith in God, a healing miracle will take place physically.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work