Why doesn’t Jesus perform any Miracles in front of Scientists?


Gary:  Why don’t modern miracles ever happen in front of scientists and TV cameras?

Conservative Christian“Jesus isn’t going to perform a miracle in front of scientists and cameras under controlled conditions. Jesus wants people to believe by faith.”


 Analysis:

Could that be true?

Sure.

But for someone who “so loves the whole world” and who desires that “all men be saved” it is a little odd to me at least that Jesus wouldn’t work up at least one, big, modern miracle to convince a skeptical world of his powers and existence. And why wouldn’t he? After all, Jesus was doing non-stop miracles while he was here on earth two thousand years ago. He didn’t seem to expect people then to believe simply by faith. So why now?

Dear Christian friends: Isn’t it possible that the reason that Jesus doesn’t perform miracles today in front of scientists, cell phones, and TV cameras is because the miracle claims about him in the four anonymous Gospels never took place? Jesus was a real man who had a real ministry and real followers but his “miracles” were no different than the “miracles” performed by the Pentecostal preacher down the street??

Somebody somewhere said, “Blessed are they that believe and have not seen.” I say, “Gullible are those who believe and have not seen.”

Wake up, folks. It’s just an ancient tall tale.

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2 thoughts on “Why doesn’t Jesus perform any Miracles in front of Scientists?

  1. Hi Gary,

    You raise an important point. There is a high degree of probability that no miracles are being performed today. Why should miracles have abounded in the time of Jesus, if miraculous works were to follow his disciples yet no miracles seem to follow them now.

    One strong possibility is that the miracles of the first century said to be performed his Jesus and some of his disciples are legendary accretions, as you infer.

    Most Evangelicals have a very difficult time accepting the development of legends in their so-called inspired bible.Yet legends abound in other ancient world literature. Isn't the burden of proof upon Evangelicals to show why similar legends to not occur in the bible?

    Shalom,

    John Arthur

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  2. Absolutely. The burden of proof is on the person making the extraordinary claim to provide the evidence for their claim, not on those who question the extraordinary claim to provide evidence to disprove it.

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