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Are Miracles Mythological?

In ancient writings there is a lot of mythology included that was used to explain things that could not be explained. For example, there are the stories of Thor a god who makes thunder and lightning storms. Since there was not the science yet which explained thunder and lightning, having the myth of a god who made it happen worked well. With science came the knowledge of how such things really come about and so we no longer need the myth. Unfortunately, there are those who apply this same logic to the miracles of the Bible and the need for God. There are even well reputed theologians who believe in God but do not believe in miracles, but they argue that miracles are really myths made up by the disciples to help explain their doctrine. To hold to this view one must reject the truth of the Bible as being the Word of God and must confine God to a creature of man’s imagination. We must return to the basic point that the Bible is literal and is true, both the Bible and other historical books state that there are miracles. Miracles are in a totally different classification than that of myths because myths come from the mind of man while miracles come from the Word of God. We can believe in miracles just as we believe that we have eternal life through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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