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How was Jesus able to hear people’s thoughts? (Luke 5:21-23)

There are numerous examples in the Bible of people doing wonderful things, including knowing things that they could not know by themselves. For example, Ahijah knew the king’s wife, even though she was disguised and he was blind (1 Kings 14:6). Daniel knew what Nebuchadnezzar had dreamed, even without being told (Dan 2:30). Peter knew […]

How many miracles did Jesus perform in the New Testament?

There are approximately 37 miracles performed by Jesus,  recorded in the New Testament.  I say approximately, because occasionally it can be a little tricky to determine if the different gospel accounts are referring to the same or a different miracle. Of course, Jesus would have performed other miracles not recorded, as we read in John […]

Why did Jesus lose power when he healed? (Luke 8:46)

The text does not actually say that Jesus ‘lost power’. when he healed. What it says is that Jesus was aware when power had been used for this reason. Luke 8:46 (NET) But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I know that power has gone out from me.” We don’t know the details of what […]

How many times did Jesus touch to heal?

Jesus healed people of many different sicknesses and disabilities in many different situations. His healing is sometimes attributed to his words and at other times to his touch. Astonished people said of him in Mark 6:2 Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works […]

Why did miracles happen in the Bible but not now?

For the majority of history God hasn’t worked in obvious miracles. Relatively speaking, the Bible records only very small portions of history, sometimes interspersed by hundreds of unrecorded years, and even in those records God isn’t performing miracles all the time. You’d expect the Bible to record a fair number of miracles, though, because it […]

What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Blasphemy is showing disrespect for God. Under the Law of Moses, anyone who blasphemed was to be executed by stoning (Leviticus 24:16). “Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” is only mentioned in the gospels: Matthew 12:31-32. “Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not […]