Essay on What Makes A Miracle?

1405 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
What is it that makes a miracle? Miracles are known to be a wonderful and breath taking event, and are the causation of God. A miracle can be personal, meaning that it has only occurred and affected you, that you have been the only being touched by it. Hendrik Van der Loos states that comparative religion reveals that belief in miracles is universal, “In every religion we find miracles resembling those of Judaism, Christianity and Catholicism. They are all acts through faith and for faith, with the sole difference that they relate to varied deities,” says Saintyves in an interesting study of miracles. A miracle is an event that would be impossible by natures law, but is brought to pass by the supernatural power of God. There are over 40 recorded known miracles performed by Jesus Christ in the bible, this paper will be concentrating on a few of the main miracles that Jesus committed.
Miracles are an important and purposeful act for God to deliver people from danger (Exodus 14:21-31), to demonstrate that God of the Bible is the one true God (Exodus 7:2-5, Kings 18:16-38), and to authenticate God’s message or messenger (John 10:25). Furthermore, throughout the life of Jesus, from his birth to resurrection, was full of miracles. Every miracle performed by Jesus was ultimately to point others towards God, and it was through Jesus and his miracles that God could authenticate his messages. So when Jesus performed signs, even his enemies did not deny the effect and power, they…

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