Just the other day I was reminiscing about an old example that I remember personally witnessing- it happened many years ago when I was a teenager. I was chatting with one of the leaders in the meeting, and he remembered things just as I did and, confirmed that this had confounded doctors and they had heard back from the boy after the meeting.
I wish I could say such events were commonplace, but they are not. You may well say, “I never saw such a thing. To which I would say, Martin Luther had never seen a church congregation that preached justification by faith alone, and yet God clearly called him to summon forth thousands upon thousands of such congregations. Ironically, it is often the cessationist that makes arguments from experience or rather from the LACK of experience. I have yet to see a single argument from the bible that supports the notion that God has changed and can no longer act miraculously. For those of us who refuse to put limits on God, we can say things like, “If I never see a genuine miracle in my life, I still believe that the Bible leaves it open for God to perform them.”
Actually, I fear that a theology that leaves no room for miracles makes God into an absentee watchmaker who is watching His universe tick away to His rules. I believe God intervenes in all kinds of large and small ways like miraculous calm in the channel on the day of Dunkirk, or on a smaller scale, miraculous financial provision received just at the right time. I suspect that, in fact, minor miracles are there to be seen all around us if we only open our eyes and look they are the answers to our prayers!
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