Cameron and Dr. J end this live series by taking an in-depth look at just a handful of questions. They have discussed in previous episodes that miracles are possible and we serve the God of the miraculous, but how do we identify the miraculous exactly? Couldn’t it simply be coincidence? After taking a few live audience questions, Dr. J and Cameron discuss these questions and more.
04:11 — There’s an instance where one of the disciples wants to go bury his father. But, we read in Matthew 8:22 that Jesus tells him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” Honestly, it seems like a rather reasonable request by the disciple. Why does Jesus say this? And, I guess, what does He even mean by let the dead bury their own dead?
10:00 — We read in 1 John 3:6, “No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.” But, even as disciples—fully devoted—we still sin. What’s going on in this passage? What does John mean here?
12:51 — Is there anything to learn from the books not included in today’s Bible that can help our spiritual growth?
17:42 — How do we know when we have experienced a miracle and not just a coincidence? Coincidences do occur, right? What qualifies something as a miracle?
26:14 — Why do you think it is that we don’t hear about miracles very often today? Why does it seem like God is so evident in the Bible but seems so hidden today?
32:43 — What is your response to the presence of such significant differences of interpretation of the Holy Bible as we know it?
43:43 — If my understanding of the biblical description of speaking in tongues is correct, shouldn’t we be able to understand what is being said when someone today speaks in tongues?
For more content on this episode’s questions, we invite you to check out a sermon by Dr. Jason Karampatsos in the third week of the Be Ready series at https://nlag.net/sermons/be-ready-to-see-miracles/.
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