In light of the trending topic, I thought it may be helpful update this exegetical essay on 1 Corinthian 13:9-10. *** Many pastors and Christians in general take 1 Corinthians 13:9–10 as a proof-text for the cessation of revelatory gifts in the church. The well-known passage reads, “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, […]
‘Hugo’ is the astonishing adventures of a boy who lives in a Paris train station, and the enigmatic owner of a toy shop there. Hugo Cabret is a wily and resourceful lad whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him to reveal a secret and loving place he can call home.
When is a miracle not a miracle? Answer: When it is a sign. This is not simply an exercise in semantics; it is an important theological point. Our English Bibles often treat the two words as synonyms, but this is not at all accurate. The “miracles” that Jesus performed were not merely supernatural events to […]
We saw in yesterday’s article that modern-day illusionists are trying to demonstrate that Jesus could have been a very good magician and not a worker of miracles sent by God. Of course, the miracles Jesus performed hardly qualify as parlor or stage magic. But what about “miracles” performed by those outside the Christian worldview? Are they really miracles or just tricks performed by well-practiced conjurers?
The miracles of the Bible are under attack from an unusual discipline. Usually biblical miracles are called into question by liberal theologians and atheistic materialists. Now, the entertainment field is getting into the act.