Miracle Healing and the Benefits of Christianity
When one hears the word Christianity, they may think of Jesus and his disciples. However, this is not necessarily the case. Many people question the validity of Christianity because the apostles were limited in their scope. They were not the only people who could perform miracles. The apostles were unable to spread the gospel to every corner of the world, so many people in the first century remained sceptical. What are the benefits of Christianity?
Some critics have claimed that evangelical Christians embraced violent practices such as spiritual warfare. This was regarded as theologically heterodox and scripturally ungrounded and could lead to an unhealthy obsession with demonic enemies. It also absolved individuals of individual responsibility for sin and elevated believers to almost God-like stature. It also argued that Christians could determine the outcome of the end-time cosmological battle between God and Satan.
This “new creature” that Christians become is not the result of a decision or an act of conversion. It involves a process of de-subjectivation and re-subjectivation. In this process, the Christian body undergoes intense workouts, producing a militant Christian subject. However, there is no universally accepted definition of the concept of “faith.”
The first miracle Jesus performed was a sign of his divinity. At a wedding feast in Cana, Galilee, when the wine ran out, Jesus turned water into wine. Although Jesus was reluctant to perform this miracle, his mother insisted. The water-to-wine miracle affirmed his divinity and convinced the disciples that he was the Messiah. It was at this time that Jesus began selecting the disciples and demonstrating his divinity.