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Why did Luke write about Jesus' miracles? What did Luke want to show Christians? Why?

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Question B Luke must have thought Jesus' miracles were important otherwise why would he have written about them? There are many answers to this question and many questions leading off it. Why did Luke write about Jesus' miracles? What did Luke want to show Christians? Why? Well if you take the fundamentalist view you see that each miracle has a hidden meaning perhaps not the fact that the miracles actually happened. Perhaps Jesus believed that he could tell the Jews that these people were paralysed, hurt or injured and then makes them see that faith counts in healing. All of Jesus' miracles have separate meanings in them. Whether or not you believe in miracles there is some sort of importance in them. The Christian church believes that all religions report numerous and equally credible miracles. Hume compares deciding amongst religions on the basis of their miracles to the task of a judge who must evaluate contradictory, but equally reliable testimonies. Each religion establishes itself as solidly as the next, thereby overthrowing and destroying its rivals. ...read more.

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Jesus' power had been given to him showing he was the messiah. Christians can strengthen their belief in Jesus knowing that no one else could have such miraculous powers. The healing miracles also show Christians today the importance of faith, as Jesus healed people who had faith in Him. For example, the stories of the woman with the brain haemorrhage. Only those who had faith in Jesus could have faith in the miracles could follow. Faith was an essential part of the healing Miracles. Jesus in his healing miracles wanted people to be whole in body, mind and spirit, hoping to bring wholeness of life to all. This has particular relevance to Christians today showing them that faith in God is the most important element in their lives. In addition, the healing miracles were signs of the coming of God's salvation bringing freedom from oppression and sickness. Overall, the healing miracles proclaim God's message and show immanent presence of the Kingdom of God. The message for Christians today must be to be prepared for the Kingdom of God and to withdraw from evil acts. ...read more.

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They also believe that miracles strengthen faith in the one who does his father's work; they bear witness that he is the son of God. However they also say that his miracles can be occasions for offence, despite his evident miracles some people reject Jesus; he is even accused of acting under the power of Demons. However there are not many Catholics who would agree with this statement. Perhaps Jesus' Miracles were not written to show different meanings to people but just to be written down as another part of Jesus' Life. Who are we to question why Luke wrote down the Miracle Stories they are there for normal people to make their minds up on what to think. Whether to see a hidden meaning or perhaps you wish to feel that what's done is done, or maybe to just show that Luke wrote about Jesus' life and the miracles were a big part of his life. Perhaps you may wish to prove that they untrue but we have no proof why Luke wrote them down. Anna Biggin LVP Coursework ...read more.

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