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.”
Could that be true?
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.