Truth Seeker stated.... "And as far as our faith in regards to the Man comes from the fact that according to scripture God's man can heal......"
This is the foundation of the ISSUE: The belief that man is still healing and doing miracles. This is where the people I love (United House of Prayer people) gets tangled up. Believing in healing today. Has there ever been healing. ABSOLUTELY! Why? Because God had a purpose and he had a plan. How? Through Healing and Miracles. But who did the miracles? Those of the past during the time designated to fulfill the purpose for us.
Let’s do a little bit more of Q&A:
WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PURPOSE OF THOSE “BACK IN THE DAY” MIRACLES?
The Apostles, prophets, men…received TRUTH from God to perform in order for humans to know how to please God and be saved. He applied miracles for humans to witness that there is a real ONE ALL POWERFUL over all things in the universe: GOD (YHWH). So now get with the real program and bow down to the real God. No excuses.(Real biblical phrase)
NO MIRACLES AND MEN HEALING TODAY IN THE MODERN WORLD?
No. God preserved the message for all future ages. We have the complete revelation of Gods demands and intentions all in the scriptures.(2 Timothy 3:16-17) The scriptures are given from the beginning all the way to the end. No more revelation is needed. God don’t need you to intervene on his plan. Just simply share the plan. Furthermore, when no more revelation was needed to write, then the gift of miracles were no longer needed. The work of miracles were completed during the lifetime of the original apostles so none is needed today. Just pay attention when reading the bible….when a work of God fulfilled it’s purpose, the applicable miracle stopped.
WHY NO MIRACLES FOR US, HOW DO WE BELIEVE, AND WHAT DO WE FOLLOW?
First of all, understand that when miracles were not needed, they did not occur. Miracles are to confirm the disclosure of who God is and how He is the Almighty. Understand this first: Miracles was for the exposure only. The revelation of God is in the Bible. It records the witness (by their own eyes) of the miracles to confirm the message; so we do not need a new one. We have what we sufficient evidence in the word. The Bible is what is used to get to know the Almighty Creator. He challenges us to test what is written and you will be extremely stunned by what you learn and what you see in today’s world even in the books you read at work and at home.
IF MIRACLES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED, THEN WHAT AM I SEEING TODAY WHEN I SEE A MAN DOING MIRACLES IN THE NAME OF GOD?
You see a false prophet. The Bible gives us examples of how to look out for them. Check out Acts. 8:9-13 that explains specifically how a man names Simon that was making the people shock with miracle signs, and 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 explaining what false prophet actions would be like. Satan is a master at producing something to look real. He has done some heavy work to make people believe it.
WHAT WERE THE TRUE MIRACLES OF THE ORIGINAL PROPHETS LIKE?
The evidence reached many people of different races, and not just one selected group. Remember Jesus came to make himself known to the world, not just the people of the country of Italy or state of New Jersey, or the ABC rough project homes. The miracle occurred instantly or within the time God specified. Remember, God has a purpose and a plan to fit the purpose. The miracle was never able to be done by man alone. It was always God.
DID THEY HAVE FALSE PROPHETS IN THE DAYS OF FULLFILLING THE BIBLE?
Yes. Those specific men with true God given miracle powers were willing to perform miracles in the presence of everyone in public. 1 Kings 18-20-40 get the ridiculous nature of the false prophets. False prophets will only perform in front of people that believe in them; one’s that are already convinced of them. These people will remain with an illusion that the event is real when really it is false.