The Miracles of Christianity


The Miracles of Christianity

The church began to grow rapidly in the fourth century. After the conversion of Constantine in 312 and the Edict of Milan, Christianity transitioned from being persecuted to being state-sponsored. As a result, the number of church members grew from five million to thirty million. However, many of these converts were only nominal Christians. Many had no interest in the doctrine of the afterlife, and were instead drawn to Christianity by gifts or a higher social status.

Christianity is based on the biblical understanding of the human being as both body and soul. The Bible teaches that Jesus came to heal both body and soul. The gospel accounts of Jesus’ public ministry report that he was able to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast demons. In the gospels, he also taught that people must freely give to those who are in need of healing.

As part of becoming a Christian, one must be baptized. The Apostle Peter taught the crowds at Pentecost: “Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.” This act is important because it leads to the gift of the Holy Spirit. Similarly, the apostle Paul was baptized after being led to Christ by Ananias.

The New Testament records the life of Jesus, but some people feel embarrassed by the abundance of miracles in it. These miracles are not the only important things in Jesus’ life, and some Christians even try to avoid them altogether. Other people want to focus more on Jesus’ teachings.

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