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What evidence do some people use to prove the Bible can't be trusted and there is no God? A claim I often hear is that the miracles in the Bible are obviously impossible, and that means the Bible is a fairy tale. But, in the Bible's case there were eye-witnesses. Thousands of eyewitnesses who were still living when the Bible was written. Fairy tales don't have eyewitnesses to the events they describe... the Bible does.
These are some of Jesus' miracles recorded in scripture. Although many are described in more than one location, only one scripture reference is provided for each. Jesus did not do His miracles in private. They were public and people saw them close up, and "live and in person."
Jesus Turns Water into Wine - witnesses - John 2:1-11
Jesus Heals an Official’s Son - witnesses - John 4:43-54
Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law - witnesses - Mark 1:29-31
Jesus Heals Many Sick - many witnesses - Mark 1:32-34
Jesus Cleanses a Man With Leprosy - many witnesses - Matthew 8:1-4
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant - witnesses - Luke 7:1-10
Jesus Heals a Paralytic - witnesses - Matthew 9:1-8
Jesus Heals a Man’s Withered Hand - witnesses - Matthew 12:9-14
Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son from the dead - witnesses - Luke 7:11-17
Jesus Calms a Storm - disciples only - Mark 4:35-41
Jesus Heals a Woman in the Crowd - many witnesses - Matthew 9:20-22
Jesus Feeds 5,000 - many witnesses - John 6:1-15
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind - witnesses - John 9:1-12
Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman - witnesses - John 13:10-17
Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead - many witnesses - John 11:1-45
The Jewish leadership wanted Christianity stomped out -- literally. Anyone who could show Jesus had not done any of these miracles, and thus show that the writers of scripture lied, would have been handsomely rewarded. But even the Jewish leaders could not deny that Jesus' miracles were real. They, themselves were eyewitnesses. There are no witnesses to what a fairy tale describes. There were thousands of witnesses to the miracles Jesus (God) did as well as to the miracles of the apostles. The Bible is an authentic and true historical record.
Did Miracles Really Happen? (AIG Article)
Supernatural or Science: How Do We Explain Miracles? (AIG Article)
The Bible Is Not Consistent With Nature (Science Pastor Article) The Bible: Jewish folklore and nothing more? (CMI Article)
The Bible Is Not Consistent With Nature (Science Pastor Article)
The Bible: Jewish folklore and nothing more? (CMI Article)
Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23
Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?
All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:
Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:
Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?
You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...
Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.