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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Isaiah 9:6; John 20:31; Hebrews 2:4; Mark 2:1-12; 1 Kings 18:41;
If we wish to know someone, we must study both his words and his actions. Since we cannot read his mind, we can only analyze what we can see and hear in order to learn who and what he is. From this it becomes evident, that the Person of Christ, Who and What He is, is involved in the question of miracles and their authenticity. They were, as St. John tells us, recorded to prove that Jesus "is the Christ, the Son of God". (Jn.20,31). If they are false, so also is Christ. He then becomes nothing more than an imposter. In short, the objections which seek to annihilate the miracles, also seek to annihilate Christ Himself. If these objections are ever proved to be true, then all the peoples of Christendom have been placing their hope and confidence on nothing more than a will-o-the-wisp, have been building the fortress of their soul on sinking sand. Indeed, then life itself, for them, would lose all meaning and purpose.
Mehlberg, Carl E., "The Nature and Purpose of Our Savior's Miracles" (1948). Bachelor of Divinity. 269.
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