Why doesn’t God do more miracles today?

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By BibleAsk Team


God and Miracles

Some people wonder why doesn’t God do more miracles today so that people may believe in His existence. These don’t know that faith is the most important factor in receiving miracles. Jesus said, “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, remove from here to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20). God’s miraculous hands are tied by the people’s unbelief (Matthew 15:38).

The truth is that Jesus wants to do mighty miracles today as He did 2000 years ago. For He “is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). And those that believe in Him are experiencing mighty miracles authenticated by proofs. For the believers, Lord is raising people from the dead, healing terminal illnesses and delivering people from Satan’s captivity. Everyone gets according to his faith (Matthew 9:29). God doesn’t turn away those that put their trust in Him (John 6:37).

The problem is not in God’s desire to do miracles but in the lack of faith which is a sign of the end. Jesus said, “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8). Today, people seem to fall prey to doubt and skepticism. Instead of believing the facts and the truths of the Scriptures, they chose to believe a lie (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).

At the time of Jesus, the Jews after seeing His mighty miracles still demanded to see another miracle of a raised person from the dead although He did raise the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue earlier (Mark 5:41-42). So, Jesus responded, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead'” (Luke 16:31).

But to erase their doubts, Jesus still gave them what they wanted and raised up Lazarus from the dead (John 11). And His earlier words concerning their unbelief were proven true. But instead of believing in Him, the religious leaders rejected Him and plotted to kill Him (John 11: 47-53).

Thus, the problem is not in the lack of God’s miracles today. The real problem lies in unbelief and the unwillingness to submit to Jesus as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9). People reject God and to silence their conscious, they find excuses to justify their rejection to Him. They don’t accept Him because they don’t want to walk in His narrow path (2 Thessalonians 2:10).

God gave humans every reason to believe that He exists. He gave them the mighty works of nature (Psalm 19:1-3), the fulfilled word of prophecy (2 Peter 1:19), the miracles of Jesus (John 14:11), and His resurrection (Romans 1:1-4). If people choose to ignore all of that, then they are really without excuse (Romans 1:19, 20). It really takes more faith to believe in the theory of evolution, for example, than to believe in the factual historical Jesus and His mighty works.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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