Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Signs and Miracles of Contradiction

Great post by Richard Beck


ISAIAH 8:18 Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the Lord Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.



    What is the purpose of miraculous signs? Are miraculous signs occurring today?

    John 2:1-11.....11 This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

    The first miraculous sign Jesus performed was turning water into to wine. It confirmed His glory. He was the Son of God.

    John 6:2 A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He performed on those who were sick.

    Jesus healed the sick to confirm that He was the Son of God.

    John 3:1-2....this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."

    Jesus performed signs to confirm that He came from God.

    John 20:30-31 Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

    Jesus performed signs to confirm that He was the Son of God. The Bible has been written so men might believe and have life in the name of Jesus. Jesus is not coming back to earth to perform more signs. Jesus has already proved He the Son of God, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Savior of all who believe and meet God's terms for pardon. Signs were to confirm that Jesus was the Son of God and that the Bible was God's message about salvation for mankind.


    Mark 16:16-20......17 These signs will accompany those who have believed in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them, they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover."......20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirm the word by the signs that followed.

    Those who believed and were baptized performed miraculous signs to confirm the word of God. Are Christians today performing miraculous signs to confirm the word of God? NO, THEY ARE NOT. We have the written word of God to confirm that Jesus was the Son of God. We do not need miraculous signs today. The church of Christ was well established by the first one hundred fifty years. We have a completed Bible.

    If miraculous signs were available today these things would be occurring in every church of Christ congregation.
    1. Some would be casting out demons.
    2. Some believers would be speaking with new tongues.
    3. Some would pick up poisonous snakes and not be hurt.
    4. Some believers could drink poison without being affected.
    5.Some could lay hands on the sick and heal them.
    Is this happening in every single Christian congregation in the world? No, it is not occurring in any of the Lords churches anywhere.

    Hebrew 2:1-4....3...if we neglect a salvation? After it was at first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God also testifying with them, both by signs, and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.

    God has already confirmed (past tense) our salvation by signs, wonders, and miracles. It is recorded in the Bible so we can believe and be saved.

    God is not going to send Jesus to reconfirm that Jesus is His Son. God is not reconfirming His church and the gospel by using the contemporary churches with miraculous signs. We have a completed Bible with all the miraculous signs to confirm that Jesus is the Son of God.The Bible has the gospel plan of salvation.


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  2. Thanks Steve. Quite a statement: "Is this happening in every single Christian congregation in the world? No, it is not occurring in any of the Lords churches anywhere." I can take you to toms of churches where it is (:

    Not trying to start an argument.. Just saying/

    Love to hear some scriptural evidence for your assertions.
    (No apostles today, etc)



Hey, thanks for engaging the conversation!