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THE MIRACLES OF JESUS:

 

THE MIRACLES OF JESUS CHRIST


Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him,
"Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days."
Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
So they took away the stone.
And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
I knew that thou hearest me always, but I have said this on account of the people standing by,
that they may believe that thou didst send me."
When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out."
The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth.
Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

 

Gospel of John 11:38-44



Jesus performs many miracles, demonstrating his power over nature and spirits, and thus confirming that the Kingdom of God is at hand (Mark 1:15).

In a physical miracle, such as making the blind see, or walking on water, or calming a storm, the laws of the universe are suspended through divine intervention. In a moral miracle, such as forgiveness of sins or driving out demons, the blessing of Jesus purifies the soul. In Mark 2:1-12, Jesus performed a physical miracle, healing the paralytic, to demonstrate a moral miracle, the forgiveness of sins.

Only two miracles appear in all four Gospels - his own Resurrection (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20), the greatest miracle of them all; and the feeding of the 5000 through the multiplication of the loaves, found in Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, and John 6:1-14.

What is striking is that Jesus performs those miracles that, referring to Isaiah 35:3-6, were signs of the Messiah -
מָשֶׁיחַ. Jesus not only heals the leper (Matthew 8:1-4, Luke 5:12-16), but also instructs the leper to show himself to the priest, in observance of Leviticus 13-14 in the Torah - תוֹרָה. He heals a man born blind (John 9), and perhaps the most dramatic of all, raises Lazarus on the fourth day (John 11). John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask Jesus or Yeshua - יֵשׁוּאַ - "Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect another?" Jesus reassures John by naming the miracles of the Messiah: The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news preached to them" (Matthew 11:3-5).

The miracle stories are an integral part of the Gospel narrative, as in Mark, where nearly half of Mark's account of the public ministry (Chapters 1-10) describes miracles. The ministry of Jesus is centered on the establishment of God's imminent Kingdom, and involves the destruction of dominion of the evil one over the world, present ever since sin and death entered mankind. The miracles were Jesus' chief weapon in the struggle with evil (Mark 3:22-27), the most direct being the exorcism of demons, defeating the power of evil and liberating humanity. That is why a miracle is an act of power in the Synoptic Gospels.

In the Greek New Testament, the Synoptic word for miracle is δύναμις (act of power), the origin of our English words dynamic and dynamite. John in his Gospel utilizes the word σημεῖον (sign). The word τέρας (wonder) is found in the works of the Apostles in the Book of Acts.

The symbolic element of the miracle becomes primary in John. For example, in John 9, the interest in giving sight to the man born blind is not just the gift of sight, but in his coming to the spiritual insight of faith, an insight made possible by Jesus, the light of the world. The Gospel of John enumerates seven signs of Jesus: he turns water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana (2:1-12); the healing of an official's son in Capernaum (4:43-54); the healing of a paralytic on the sabbath by the pool in Bethesda (5:1-47); the feeding of the five thousand (6:1-14); walking on water (6:16-21); the healing of a man born blind (9:1-41); and the resurrection of Lazarus (11:1-57). John also records three appearances to his disciples following his Resurrection. The Gospels record twelve miracles in Capernaum, more than anywhere else in the Holy Land.

The third millennium is more receptive to miracles as compared to the skepticism of the post-Enlightenment. Case records of inexplicable cures from cancer, the healings at Lourdes, France, and Fatima, Portugal, and reports of near-death experiences have produced an openness to the miraculous.

While Christ Jesus performed innumerable healings and exorcisms (Matthew 8:16-17, Mark 1:32-34, Luke 6:17-19), the following chart lists specific miracles of Jesus Christ during his public ministry, before his Resurrection:


THE MIRACLES OF JESUS CHRIST
MIRACLE MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN
Healing the possessed man in Capernaum 1:23-28 4:33-37
Healing of Peter's Mother-in-law 8:14-15 1:29-31 4:38-39
Cleansing of a Leper 8:1-4 1:40-45 5:12-16
Turning Water to Wine at Cana 2:1-12
The Miraculous Catch of Fish 5:2-11
Healing of a Paralytic 9:1-8 2:1-12 5:18-26
Cure of the Man with a Withered Hand 12:9-14 3:1-6 6:6-10
Healing of Official's Son in Capernaum 4:43-54
Healing of Centurion's Servant 8:5-13 7:2-10
Raising of Widow's Son at Nain 7:11-17
Calming of the Storm at Sea 8:23-27 4:35-41 8:22-25
Cure of the Gerasene Demoniac 8:28-34 5:1-20 8:26-39
Healing of a Paralytic in Bethesda 5:1-47
Cure of Woman afflicted with Hemorrhage 9:20-22 5:25-34 8:43-48
Raising of Jairus' daughter 9:23-26 5:35-43 8:49-56
Healing Two Blind Men 9:27-31
Healing A Possessed Mute 9:32-34
Feeding the 5000 14:13-21 6:34-44 9:10-17 6:1-14
Walking on Water 14:22-33 6:44-52 6:16-21
Healings at Gennesaret 14:34-36 6:53-56
Cure of Syro-Phoenician's Daughter 15:21-28 7:24-30
Healing of Deaf-Mute 7:31-37
Feeding the 4000 15:32-39 8:1-9
Restores Sight to the Blind Man of Bethsaida 8:22-25
Healing of a Man Born Blind 9:1-41
Casting Out of a Dumb Demon 17:14-21 9:14-29 9:37-43
Healing a possessed stooped Woman 13:11-17
Healing of A Man with Dropsy 14:1-6
Cleansing of Ten Lepers 17:11-19
Healing of Blind Bartimaeus of Jericho 10:46-52 18:35-43
Healing of Servant's Ear during Arrest 22:50-52
Healing of Two Blind Men at Jericho 20:29-34
The Raising of Lazarus 11:1-44

 

WE ARE HAPPY WHEN WE LIVE IN HARMONY WITH GOD OUR CREATOR

We are happy when we live in harmony with God our Creator!


The practice of virtue is essential to Christian morality, the profession of Medicine, and a stable society!
There are seven virtues, the Theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity, and the Cardinal or moral virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity unite us to God, and are also essential in patient care, for it is important that our care be based on God's healing power, that we instill hope in our patients and are compassionate with them. The moral virtues guide us in our conduct and relationships during life, especially in the art of medicine. Faith is a personal commitment to God who reveals His saving truths and to those truths which he reveals. Hope is the desire for God and the trust we will receive the graces to be with Him in heaven. Charity leads us to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves. Prudence is a moral virtue which helps us make the right choice in every instance to allow us to properly treat our patients and accomplish our ultimate goal of union with God. Justice leads us to respect the rights of others and to give them their due. Fortitude gives us the courage to carry out what is right, and be a true patient advocate, even in the face of difficulty! Temperance gives us self-control over our desires and appetites.

 

OUR FREEDOM:


Our freedom is truly safe when we accept God and his truth!

We have only to look at Marxism and Hitler and Nazi Germany to see what happens when governments separate freedom from truth and "do their own thing."

Proponents for euthanasia place patient autonomy as the highest guiding principle, even over respect for the sanctity of life. They argue that the patient should have a right to choose death rather than face a horrible and painful terminal illness. The problem with this is that if self-determination is the sole guiding principle, then why withhold the right to choose death for anyone! And, as in Nazi Germany, the state then had the autonomy to choose death for anyone!

Proponents for abortion believe that the mother should have a choice if she wants to keep her baby, that it is for us to respect her rights and autonomy. There are two problems with this - first, this completely disregards the primary principle of the sanctity of life, and second, what about the respect for the autonomy of the baby!

It was in Nazi Germany that the physician first became a minister of death. There is a crisis today in American military medicine as seen in Guantanamo. Should these trends continue, this will forever destroy the very essence of our role as protector and patient advocate, and will destroy whatever trust patients have left for us. How will you know if your doctor has your best interest at heart when he recommends a treatment?  THIS WHY GOD PUT NATURAL MEDICINE HERE TO REVERSE ALL SICKNESSES AND DISEASE.

THE NATURAL LAW:

THE NATURAL LAW

 

The very fact that we exist and have a human nature places us in this world, and by our very existence we have relationships! We have a relationship to God, to others, to ourselves and to the world. We are judged by our actions and relationships!

God is the one objective source of morality. God created the world, and He knows how it works! St. Augustine defined God's eternal law as "the reason or the will of God, who commands us to respect the natural order and forbids us to disturb it." The natural law is the expression of God's eternal law. The Natural Law teaches us to do good and shun evil.

St. Thomas Aquinas calls the natural law "the human participation in God's eternal law." Aquinas wrote about faith and reason, which are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth. Through faith we assent to Divine Revelation, and through reason people naturally understand some basic practical principles, which he calls the "primary principles of natural law." Since everyone knows them, no one can make a mistake about them.

Both the Old Testament and the New Testament refer to a natural law that God has written in the hearts of men. The prophet Jeremiah speaks of this law when he discusses the New Covenant:

 

I will put my law within them,
and I will write it upon their hearts;
and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Jeremiah 31:33


St. Paul speaks of a law God has written in the hearts of men, that our conscience is a witness, and we will be judged on our life:

 

They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts,
while their conscience also bears witness
and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them
on that day when, according to my gospel,
God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
St. Paul to the Romans 2:15-16


Cicero was a famous Roman orator who lived in the first century BC, and who recognized the existence of an eternal unchanging natural law:

 

"True law is right reason in agreement with nature, universal, consistent, everlasting, whose nature is to advocate duty by prescription and to deter wrongdoing by prohibition. Good men obey its prescriptions and prohibitions, but evil men disobey them. It is forbidden by God to alter this law, nor is it permissible to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish the whole of it. There will not be one law at Rome and another law at Athens. There is now and will be forever one law, valid for all peoples and all times. And there will be one master and ruler for all of us in common, God, who is the author of this law, its promulgator, and enforcing judge.
Cicero, On the Republic, 51 BC