Miracles in Christianity
During Jesus’ ministry, there were many miracles. Healing was one of them. In fact, 20-11% of the gospel accounts deal with reports of physical healings.
The gospels also speak of miracles performed by the apostles. Peter and Paul performed great miracles, and even Stephen did mighty works. The word “miracle” is translated from the Greek word “sozo”. Basically, it means physical restoration or salvation.
During his ministry, Jesus often attributed miracles to faith. He healed many people, including those with demons. The apostles were blessed with healing powers, and the disciples had a special gift of healing. They were also able to cast out demons.
When someone is sick, the elders in the church anoint the sick with oil. The sacrament of healing is especially effective. This is a result of God’s promise to heal the sick and restore them to life. The church has also established hospitals, and the medical profession has been committed to healing since the beginning of Christianity.
The healing miracles of Jesus are proof of his divinity. They testify to the compassion of Jesus for those who suffer. Jesus continues to heal through sacraments.
When a sick person is brought before a priest, he is able to pray with faith to save the sick person. The priest also has the authority to forgive sins. The prayer of faith can also heal the sick, and the priest’s faith-filled prayer is an effective way to heal someone.