Prefatory Letter to King Francis: Part IV (The Institutes for Kids)

The question of miracles

Ugh, are they serious? They want us to produce miracles to prove what we preach is true?

If we taught something new, okay, they’ve got us. eberhard-grossgasteiger-371628-unsplash.jpg

But this is not new. So, we’ll just point to Jesus and the apostle’s miracles, thank-you-very-much! Those miracles gave our gospel God’s big-forever-stamp of approval.

Those who fight against us believe their (let’s be honest) silly or fake “miracles” can erase what God has already confirmed.

Nope. Not going to happen.

Besides, miracles don’t prove that much. Even Satan has his “miracles.”

When our great-great-great-uncle in the faith, Augustine, wrestled with the false-teaching “miracle-workers” of his time, he said what we say; Jesus prepped us good for such people when he warned “false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matt. 24:24).

I can already hear their squeals: “We’re not false teachers! We’re saints! Our miracles are legit!”

This is my surprised face :O

Even Satan has the brains enough to pretend to be an angel of light (1 Cor. 11:14).

The deal-breaker for us is, before even considering miracles, do they teach truth? Is it biblical? Does it glorify God or glorify man? I mean, just look at what they teach! My point is made.

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