Why wouldn’t God show miracles to this generation?


#1

By showing miracles, like the Christ and Christians did according to the Bible, God will gain millions or billions of believers for FREE. Some people will convert to the Christianity and God can save the creation of God.

So why wouldn’t God show miracles now?


#2

Highly unlikely. More likely a lot of people will just find some other reason for the “miracle”, like it was due to natural phenomena.

Jesus did miracles all day when he walked the earth. They still crucified him.

The Miracle of the Sun happened at Fatima. Dozens of people have rejected it as mass hysteria, a natural phenomenon caused by weather or people staring at the sun, etc.

Jesus appears miraculously every day at Masses all over the world when the priest changes bread and wine into His body and blood. Many people reject this miracle too.

Medical miracles performed by God through the intercession of saints happen all the time. I don’t see many people converting because of this.


#3

You are 100% wrong. Everyday Jesus transforms his Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, into the Eucharist, so that we receive the totally of our Blessed Savior within us. That’s not a miracle? And everyday the sun rises, babies are born, the earth yields its produce, hearts are converted.
You badly need to open your eyes to see God’s merciful miracles everywhere.


#4

He does! You haven’t been there when one has occurred. He healed my marriage He healed my falling arch.
Many ppl have revived a healing.


#5

How would miracles make a difference? Many people saw Christ perform miracles but still did not believe.
Also, the miracles Christ performed when he walked the Earth were not for show to gather believers they were acts of mercy.


#6

Jesus showed signs in His miracles - signs that point to the supernatural. His object was not the natural result of the miracle, but the supernatural work in the soul of faith. The natural (miraculous) signs only point to the supernatural love of God, which invites holy, supernatural, saving faith in human persons. That was then.

Now, post-Pentecost, His Church is supposed to be - was sent to be - the sign of the saving, supernatural love of God, which invites holy, supernatural, saving faith in human persons. This is now. The Lord still works miracles! But the primary “miracle” was to be His Church: human persons loving as He loves, indeed loving with His love.


#7

What? Jesus and his disciples showed miracles to the people and some people believed. It’s biblical, scriptural fact that people converts to the Christianity by seeing miracles. According to the Gospels and Acts.


#8

Believing because “my eyes gave me the evidence” is far different, and inferior to, believing because God has given the gift of grace to believe. The first is natural faith, the second, supernatural faith. Thomas the Apostle provided an example of the difference. Thomas was not there after Jesus arose from death and visited the other Apostles in the upper Room. Thomas was told, but rejected the witness of his friends and fellow Apostles, saying:

John 20:25 But he [Thomas] said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

Thomas would believe no one but his own eyes and hands. They now call him “Doubting Thomas” - but he was not doubting: he was refusing to believe without natural evidence.

One who believes because of natural evidence (seeing, hearing about, feeling, etc) has “natural faith”, but not (yet, anyway) supernatural faith which is a gift of God. What did Jesus say to Thomas, when He came back for Thomas? Thomas declared that afterward, he did now believe. But what did Jesus teach, about this? Jesus said,

John 20:29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

Why the difference?


#9

Miracles are the best apologetic but do people believe in miracles? Wouldn’t they more likely be convinced it was some sort of magic trick?


#10

"24 Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when [Jesus] came.

25 So the other disciples said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord,’ but he answered, ‘Unless I can see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’

26 Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but [Jesus]came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you,’ he said.

27 Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Do not be unbelieving any more but believe.’

28 Thomas replied, ‘My [Lord] and my God!’

29 Jesus said to him: You believe because you can see me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." John 20

We’ve also had miracles/supernatural occurrences in recent history if we open our eyes. Our Lady of Fatima was in 1917. Padre Pio died in 1968.


#11

Oh, let’s not forget about the healings at St. Anne de Beaupre in Quebec!


#12

He does. We had a miracle several years ago in response to prayer.


#13

I appreciate you sentiment, but I really think OP means “supernatural” miracles (of which there have been a few). The Eucharist, while beautiful, is a transformation not seen with the naked eye; it takes faith to believe in it. The others are God’s beauty, but an atheist will explain with science.


#14

My family is from Quebec and when we used to go to Canada to visit, we went to that place. I can still remember the crutches hanging from the walls.


#15

There are many possible explanations for miracles today eg Natural phenomena, psychological condition (hallucinations). Plus an overly skeptical and unChristian generation


#16

anyway, i guess, the reason why there’s seem so many miracles on the Bible maybe because it’s a summary of many events on a book (except the story of Lord Jesus). so, it would seem like the miracles happened on daily basis or even every few minutes…


#17

God does perform some miracles. They are rationalized away. Even if a giant angel appeared in the sky with a cross it wouldn’t prove anything.

Also, God isn’t very much interested in intellectual belief. What he really wants is spousal love & devotion. According to mystics, God generally doesn’t like performing miracles. He does it from time to time but he rather wouldn’t.


#18

Some will say that miracles use up a great deal of spiritual power and simply can’t be done for everyone on a daily basis all over the planet.

Some will say that no, God has unlimited power and so it’s free will that prevents Him from coercing us to believe by showing us evidence.

Others might point out that miracles are transient and the effects are short-lived in the memory, and point to the permanent miracles around us, including our own incredible selves. How familiarity with existing visible miracles has led us to ignore what is right in front of us.

Miracles are necessary for belief, Jesus didn’t heal everyone, He performed miracles because they were necessary. If you don’t like that idea, then take away all miracles from the bible and see how convincing it is without them.

I have a strong belief. Firstly I believed in God from around four years of age. Then the world around me fascinated me and forced me to concentrate on the tangible, but I never stopped thinking about this pesky problem. So I prayed virtually all my life every night. Nothing much happened, some coincidences but nothing that would give me definate proof that God was real. I wrestled with the question for years and in the end I gave up wrestling because I thought I was dying. I was baptised and confirmed. Then God showed me a few things, tangible, not one or two but many. I asked for greater faith and He gave me greater faith by showing me that in one fraction of an instant He could change my life.

So, to summarise, I’d advocate suspend disbelief, pray with belief and keep God in your moment to moment life, ask for greater faith and then be aware. You might remember that God is a living God, real, our religion and our books are a best effort to understand, our religion serves God not the other way around. God is spirit, supernatural, not just a nice idea, real.


#19

Lots of people didn’t believe. According to the Gospels and Acts.

A bunch of people even thought Jesus’ powers came from the Devil.


#20

Even with all the miracles, most Jews from Jesus time didn’t believe. Then came the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD. It is similar now, most don’t believe and destruction will come. Jesus said: when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? and even if someone rises from the dead, they will not believe.


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