Why is miracle always in quotes?
posted on 09/23/2002 1:03:27 PM PDT
Since this is one of those weird, useless (as in - turning dry blood in a jar into wet blood is not exactly on a par with turning water into wine or healing the sick or parting the red sea all with practical application - kind of like tears coming from a statue), I'm going to guess this is a Catholic thread.
The international Catholic "culture" stuff sure shows up in a lot of tabloids. Why is that?
That someone even associates this tripe with Christianity deeply offends me and does not appear to help the spread of the gospel.
I could be dead wrong on this thing, but I can't help but wonder what Peter or Paul would of thought of this sort of thing. Imagine, they've just healed a sick person and given God the glory. Then someone walks up to them and says, "hey, that vial of dried blood just miraculously turned wet. Looks like we're in for some good times."
Do you really think they would have said, "Praise be to God."
I think they might have said something along the lines of, "Man, who has persuaded you to believe our God is a God of such cheap trickery? Who has ascribed this event to good or bad times, and why did you believe him?"
My gosh, people are gullible.
posted on 09/23/2002 2:30:15 PM PDT
That makes my day! I guess this is God's way of telling us we'll get those tax breaks this year? Yes Virginia, there must be a Santa Clause.
You know, just because something is supernatural does not mean it's of God. Satan has many supernatural powers, in fact, he is the second most powerful being in the universe at this point. Jesus commanded Christians to test the spirits against scripture and to not be fooled by every whimsical supernatural act. All that one needs to know is that he needs to trust in Jesus Christ alone for eternal security.
Thanks for the news, nick
posted on 09/29/2002 5:57:29 PM PDT
BTTT on the Optional Memorial of St. Januarius, September 19, 2005!
posted on 09/19/2005 8:10:26 AM PDT
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