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1 "Do you think that these Bible accounts are literally true, meaning it happened that way word-for-word; or do you think it's meant as a lesson, but not to be taken literally?"..."The creation story in which the world was created in six days." Literally True 61% Not Literally True 30% Unsure 8% "The story about Moses parting the Red Sea so the Jews could escape from Egypt." Literally True 64% Not Literally True 28% Unsure 8% (- via ABC News PrimeTime Poll, from Greg Gwin, the Electronic Beacon, 5/31/05)

2 MIRACLES

3 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? Heb. 11:3; Josh. 10:12 “A miracle is an event which the forces of nature – including the natural powers of man – cannot of themselves produce, and which must, therefore, be referred to a supernatural agency” (Fisher, p. 9 via Wayne Jackson, “Miracles,” Christian Courier, 10/18/98).

4 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES

5 THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES Undeniable display of supernatural power, Jno. 11:47; Acts 4:16Undeniable display of supernatural power, Jno. 11:47; Acts 4:16 Not done for personal aggrandizement, Lk. 9:58; Acts 3:6Not done for personal aggrandizement, Lk. 9:58; Acts 3:6 Most were done in the presence of a multitude of credible witnesses, including enemies, Matt. 9:3; Mk. 3:1-6; Jno. 6:10-13; Acts 26:26Most were done in the presence of a multitude of credible witnesses, including enemies, Matt. 9:3; Mk. 3:1-6; Jno. 6:10-13; Acts 26:26 Instantaneous, Matt. 8:2-3; 8:15; 9:27-30Instantaneous, Matt. 8:2-3; 8:15; 9:27-30

6 straightway his leprosy was cleansed.” Matt. 8:2-3: “And behold, there came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed.” Instantaneous the fever left her Matt. 8:15: “And he touched her (Peter’s mother-in- law) hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered unto him.” And their eyes were opened…” Matt. 9:27-30: “And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him….and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done unto you. And their eyes were opened…”

7 THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES Undeniable display of supernatural power, Jno. 11:47; Acts 4:16Undeniable display of supernatural power, Jno. 11:47; Acts 4:16 Not done for personal aggrandizement, Lk. 9:58; Acts 3:6Not done for personal aggrandizement, Lk. 9:58; Acts 3:6 Most were done in the presence of a multitude of credible witnesses, including enemies, Matt. 9:3; Mk. 3:1-6; Jno. 6:10-13; Acts 26:26Most were done in the presence of a multitude of credible witnesses, including enemies, Matt. 9:3; Mk. 3:1-6; Jno. 6:10-13; Acts 26:26 Instantaneous, Matt. 8:2-3; 8:15; 9:27-30Instantaneous, Matt. 8:2-3; 8:15; 9:27-30 Varied, Matt. 8:2-3; Jno. 11:1-46; 6:10-13; Lk. 5:1-11; Matt. 8:23-27Varied, Matt. 8:2-3; Jno. 11:1-46; 6:10-13; Lk. 5:1-11; Matt. 8:23-27 Those healed were made whole, Matt. 12:13; Acts 3:16Those healed were made whole, Matt. 12:13; Acts 3:16

8 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES III. THE EVIDENCE FOR MIRACLES A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20

9 NON - LIFE - LIFE

10 NON LIFE

11 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES III. THE EVIDENCE FOR MIRACLES A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 B. The context of N.T. miracles

12 THE CONTEXT OF N.T. MIRACLES PROPHECY

13 PROPHECY Ps. 110:1-4; Isa. 9:6-7; 53; Mic. 5:2

14 THE CONTEXT OF N.T. MIRACLES PROPHECY JESUS’ WORDS

15 HIS TEACHING -- THE TEACHING OF GOD, Matt. 24:35 HIS CLAIMS -- THE CLAIMS OF GOD

16 HIS CLAIMS ‑ THE CLAIMS OF GOD 1. He Claimed Authority Above Scripture (the Law of Moses), Matt. 5:17-48 Moses), Matt. 5: He Considered Himself Greater Than the Most Sacred Institutions: Sacred Institutions: a. The Sabbath, Matt. 12:8 a. The Sabbath, Matt. 12:8 b. The Law, Matt. 5:17-48 c. The Temple, Jno. 2:15-17 c. The Temple, Jno. 2: He Set Himself Above All Men: a. Abraham, Jno. 8:58 a. Abraham, Jno. 8:58 b. Solomon, Matt. 12:42 b. Solomon, Matt. 12:42

17 4. Yet Higher Claims: a. Sinlessness, Jno. 8:46 a. Sinlessness, Jno. 8:46 b. All Authority in Heaven and Earth, Matt. 28:18 b. All Authority in Heaven and Earth, Matt. 28:18 c. One Day Judge All Nations, Matt 25:31

18 THE CONTEXT OF N.T. MIRACLES PROPHECY JESUS’ WORDS JESUS’ PLAN

19 HIS PLAN - THE PLAN OF GOD 1. He planned an empire built in the hearts of men, Lk. 17:20-21; 8: 11,15; Eph. 3:17 2. His appeal: His death for the sins of mankind, Jno. 3:14-16; 12: The basis of his kingdom: Eternal truth, Jno. 18: 37; Matt. 24:35 5. His people: The meek and lowly, Matt. 5:3-5; 11: His kingdom: Not of this world, Jno. 18:36

20 THE CONTEXT OF N.T. MIRACLES PROPHECY JESUS’ WORDS JESUS’ PLAN THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY

21 "But not all the relief of men, nor the bounties of the emperor, nor the propitiationof the gods, could relieve him [Nero] from the infamy of being believed to have ordered the conflagration. Therefore, in order to suppress the rumor, Nero falsely charged with the guilt, and punished with the most exquisite tortures, those persons who, hated for their crimes, were commonly called Christians....The founder of that name, Christus, had been put to death...by the procurator of Judaea, Pontius Pilate, in the reign of Tiberius..." (Tacitus, Annal., XV. 44; via P.Schaff, History of the Christian Church, vol. 1, p. 387)

22 THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY "You have adopted the right course, my friend, with regard to the Christians;for no universal rule, to be applied toall cases, can be laid down in this matter. They should not be searched for; but when accused and convicted, they should be punished; yet if any denies that he has been a Christian, and proves it by action, namely, by worshipping our gods, he is to be pardoned upon his repentance, even though suspi- cion may still cleave to him from his antecedents." (Schaff, vol. 2, p. 47)

23 THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY

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25 THE CONTEXT OF N.T. MIRACLES PROPHECY JESUS’ WORDS JESUS’ PLAN THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY 1 Cor

26 THE CONTEXT OF N.T. MIRACLES PROPHECY JESUS’ WORDS JESUS’ PLAN THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY 1 Cor THE DATING OF THE WRITING OF THE N.T.

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28 THE CONTEXT OF N.T. MIRACLES PROPHECY JESUS’ WORDS JESUS’ PLAN THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY 1 Cor THE END OF THE O.T. SYSTEM, Matt. 24:1-34 THE DATING OF THE WRITING OF THE N.T.

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31 WHAT HAPPENED HERE?? PROPHECY JESUS’ WORDS JESUS’ PLAN THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY 1 Cor THE END OF THE O.T. SYSTEM, Matt. 24:1-34 THE DATING OF THE WRITINGS OF THE N.T.

32 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES III. THE EVIDENCE FOR MIRACLES A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 B. The context of N.T. miracles C. The credibility of the witnesses

33 Credibility of the witnesses Honesty and integrity, Acts 3:6; 1 Cor. 4:11 Luke’s accuracy in Acts

34 "Luke understood the complicated political termino- logy used in the eastern parts of the Roman Empire. He knew that Sergius Paulus was proconsul not procurator of Cyprus (Acts 13:7); that the Greek word meris was used to denote a political district (Acts 16:12); that the city of Ephesus called itself `Warden of the Temple of Artemis' (Acts 19:35); that Ephesian officials were called `Asiarchs' (Acts 19:31); that the chief magistrates of Thessalonica were called `politarchs' (Acts 17:6,8); that the magistrates of Philippi were `praetors' attended by `lictors' (Acts 16:20, 35); that the Roman governor of Malta was called the `first man of the island,' or, in Latin, Melitensium primus (Acts 28:7)." (Arlie J. Hoover, Dear Agnos, pp )

35 Credibility of the witnesses Honesty and integrity, Acts 3:6; 1 Cor. 4:9-11 Luke’s accuracy in Acts Ability to know facts, 1 Jno. 1:1; 2 Pet. 1:16 Agreement of testimony

36 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES III. THE EVIDENCE FOR MIRACLES A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 B. The context of N.T. miracles C. The credibility of the witnesses

37 “The miracles are divided into the following classes: exorcisms, cures of diseases, nature miracles. The last-named are the most difficult to explain, and the modernist sometimes finds that ‘it is necessary to question the literal accuracy of the narrative.’ But we ask, if ‘the literal accuracy,’ or as it is also stated, ‘the historicity of these narratives,’ is ‘questioned,’ which means denied, what have we left? Only what the questioner may offer us. What the inspired writer recorded is taken from us, what the ‘modern mind’ thinks is substituted.” (R.C.H. Lenski, The Interpretation of St. Matthew’s Gospel, p. 381, emphasis in original)

38 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES III. THE EVIDENCE FOR MIRACLES A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 B. The context of N.T. miracles C. The credibility of the witnesses IV. SOME LESSONS N.T. MIRACLES TEACH US

39 SOME LESSONS N.T. MIRACLES TEACH US A. Creation was accomplished by God’s word, Heb. 11:3 B. Jesus is the Christ, Jno. 3:2; 9:30-33; 20: C. The all-sufficiency of the word of God, Mk. 16:17-20; Rom. 1:16 D. Jesus’ power over Satan, Matt. 12:29 E. Jesus’ power over death, Jno. 11:1-46 F. God’s ability “to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20)

40 MIRACLES I. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WORD “MIRACLE”? II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF N.T. MIRACLES III. THE EVIDENCE FOR MIRACLES A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 A. The existence of life as we know it, Rom. 1:20 B. The context of N.T. miracles C. The credibility of the witnesses IV. SOME LESSONS N.T. MIRACLES TEACH US

41 SOME LESSONS N.T. MIRACLES TEACH US A. Creation was accomplished by God’s word, Heb. 11:3 B. Jesus is the Christ, Jno. 3:2; 9:30-33; 20: C. The all-sufficiency of the word of God, Mk. 16:17-20; Rom. 1:16 D. Jesus’ power over Satan, Matt. 12:29 E. Jesus’ power over death, Jno. 11:1-46 F. God’s ability “to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20)


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