The ‘Miracles’ of Jesus

The Bible tells us of 37 separate incidents wherein Jesus performed miracles. Here’s a breakdown:

Raising the dead 3
Healing 22
Nature 4
Satan 3
Transformation 4
Other 1
TOTAL 37

Wouldn’t you think there would have been more written about these miracles if they had actually happened? Didn’t Jesus perform his miracles far and wide. Didn’t John say that the world couldn’t hold the books it would take to document all the miracles Jesus performed? AND YET… no mention of any of these miracles anywhere other than in the bible.

If you lived during Jesus time and saw him perform ‘miracles” and proclaim himself to be the Messiah and the King of the Jews, and God’s son, would you follow him and go out and spread the word like the (only?) 12 disciples did?

NOT SO FAST: There are some pre-requisities you  have to get through.

Here they are:

  1. Hate and leave your family
    “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple“
    Luke 14.26
  2. Be at variance with your family
    Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
    For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.Matthew 10.35,36
  3. Kill your family
    And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
    Matthew 10.21.
  4. Forsake everything
    And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. Matthew 19:29 (notice Jesus doesn’t mention forsaking husbands; he isn’t talking to women. He never did).
  5. Sell everything you own and give it to the poor
    sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.–   Luke 18:18-22

AND…..

YOU SHALL RECEIVE AN HUNDREDFOLD AND SHALL INHERIT EVERLASTING LIFE!

WELL, WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?

Below is a list of the miracles of Jesus described in the New Testament, along with corresponding Bible passages.

As much as possible, these miracles of Jesus are presented in chronological order.

37 Miracles of Jesus
# Miracle Matthew Mark Luke John
1 Jesus Turns Water into Wine 2:1-11
2 Jesus Heals an Official’s Son 4:43-54
3 Jesus Drives Out an Evil Spirit 1:21-27 4:31-36
4 Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law 8:14-15 1:29-31 4:38-39
5 Jesus Heals Many Sick at Evening 8:16-17 1:32-34 4:40-41
6 First Miraculous Catch of Fish 5:1-11
7 Jesus Cleanses a Man With Leprosy 8:1-4 1:40-45 5:12-14
8 Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant 8:5-13 7:1-10
9 Jesus Heals a Paralytic 9:1-8 2:1-12 5:17-26
10 Jesus Heals a Man’s Withered Hand 12:9-14 3:1-6 6:6-11
11 Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son in Nain 7:11-17
12 Jesus Calms a Storm 8:23-27 4:35-41 8:22-25
13 Jesus Casts Demons into a Herd of Pigs 8:28-33 5:1-20 8:26-39
14 Jesus Heals a Woman in the Crowd 9:20-22 5:25-34 8:42-48
15 Jesus Raises Jairus’ Daughter to Life 9:18,
23-26
5:21-24,
35-43
8:40-42,
49-56
16 Jesus Heals Two Blind Men 9:27-31
17 Jesus Heals a Man Unable to Speak 9:32-34
18 Jesus Heals an Invalid at Bethesda 5:1-15
19 Jesus Feeds 5,000 14:13-21 6:30-44 9:10-17 6:1-15
20 Jesus Walks on Water 14:22-33 6:45-52 6:16-21
21 Jesus Heals Many Sick in Gennesaret 14:34-36 6:53-56
22 Jesus Heals a Gentile Woman’s Demon-Possessed Daughter 15:21-28 7:24-30
23 Jesus Heals a Deaf and Dumb Man 7:31-37
24 Jesus Feeds 4,000 15:32-39 8:1-13
25 Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida 8:22-26
26 Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9:1-12
27 Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon 17:14-20 9:14-29 9:37-43
28 Miraculous Temple Tax in a Fish’s Mouth 17:24-27
29 Jesus Heals a Blind, Mute Demoniac 12:22-23 11:14-23
30 Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman 13:10-17
31 Jesus Heals a Man With Dropsy on the Sabbath 14:1-6
32 Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 17:11-19
33 Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead 11:1-45
34 Jesus Restores Sight to Bartimaeus 20:29-34 10:46-52 18:35-43
35 Jesus Withers the Fig Tree 21:18:22 11:12-14
36 Jesus Heals a Servant’s Severed Ear 22:50-51
37 Second Miraculous Catch of Fish 21:4-11

This is The Best Jesus Could Do?

Christians! Do you really want to hang your faith on this paltry set of “miracles”?

First of all, none of them happened. As we have shown time and again, the writings about Jesus were all stories meant to promote the authors’ beliefs about their savior, the king of the Jews.

A healing there, a raising from the dead there. Common, standard stuff in ancient times. See Jesus Is No Different Than Other Gods. If Jesus healed one leper, why did he not heal them all, then and forever more?

A real miracle would be for Jesus to eliminate all birth defects. When you can demonstrate a miracle like that, then you have something to hang your hat/faith on. Otherwise, it’s ho-hum with the miracles.

A Miracle! Jesus Statue Weeps

Faithful collect “Holy Water”, promote the church as a shrine.

Whoops – it’s only toilet water leaking through the statue. The person who discovered the faulty plumbing is charged with blasphemy and forced to leave the country. Read all about here.

How many of Jesus miracles would fall apart if subjected to the slightest examination? All of them.

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