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Sorin Sabou

Letter to the Romans, Nicomachean Ethics, and more


The Scriptures present miracles as special signs of God’s presence, not as interruptions of the laws of nature. We do not have the question if such a thing took place, but what is the meaning of it.
In ancient times miracles were not accepted without question. In the case of Jesus the question was not ‘Did he perform miracles?’ but ‘On whose authority and with whose power he performed them?’ Are they the result of the presence of God’s kingdom or the result of his collusion with Beelzebul?
The claims that Jesus performed miracles using magic are incorrect. There are no magical practices in the Gospels. We do not have incantations, esoteric names, or use of amulets. Magic had a strong negative connotation in antiquity. We can not use this term in a ‘neutral’ way with reference to Jesus. Jesus performed these miracles through the power of God.
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