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What is meant by the term miracle?

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AI What is meant by the term miracle? Definition: Dictionairy.com An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God: "Miracles are spontaneous; they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves" My own definition: A miracle is something that happens which is unexplainable and is seen as an act of god. There are four types of miracles which you could categorize, and they are: * Power over Nature * Power over Sickness * Power over Evil * Power over Death Using some examples from the bible, a miracle of Power over Nature would be when Jesus calmed the storm, a miracle of Power over sickness would be when Jesus healed the sick woman, a miracle of Power over Evil would be when Jesus drives out an evil spirit, and a miracle of Power over Death would be when Jesus raised the dead girl. You would normally see miracles happen in films, or the most popular miracles in the bible which were performed by Jesus. Sometimes the word 'Miracle' can be used wrongly by people. ...read more.

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If a miracle happened, we would believe it was an act of God, which would help us believe that little bit more that God does exist. Also healing miracles such as the ones stated above are more powerful in making us believe that God is real because someone has changed from a sick or discomforted person to a happy and enjoyable person, which we believe God could only do. Miracles are also seen as an act of forgiveness, for example reconciliation. When we go to reconcile we believe God heals us from our sins. If a miracle happens, we could believe that God is healing them from their sins, which could make a Christian reconcile more to God, and ask for forgiveness. This could also make a Christian forgive people more because they could believe that miracles happen out of forgiveness. The sacrament of the sick is also another way that the Christian Society looks at miracles. We believe that if we or someone else is blessed by a priest, on there death bed when they finally die they are sent off to heaven and the blessing they got would remove all there sins which would make the journey more special and holy. ...read more.

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Healing miracles are very important today because diseases, death, and exorcism are still happening. Miracles encourage faith, which allows many people to use the Christian church and the use of reconciliation to get forgiven. Many people use prayer as a quick and expressive miracle, when God heals them of there sins, which then leads on to pilgrimages and special masses where the Holy Spirit is asked to bless the church and its congregation. C "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 your answer. Some people agree with this statement because of there faith. There faith might say that miracles do not happen, and if someone says it's a miracle then it's not true, but it could be a coincidence. Others might say that there is scientific reasoning behind a miracle, and that miracles do not exist, and others believe that it is something supernatural, and out of this world if a miracle happens. Some people disagree with this statement because of there faith. There faith might be around the workings of miracles, such as Christianity. Jesus based his life on helping others, some in which he performed miracles and exorcisms on. ...read more.

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