Miracle have ceased flows from our people without serious thought. It has been programmed into our branch of the body of Christ. Automatic reflexes of unstudents are quick to whisk away charges of anything deemed as phenomenal by the charge, Don't you know miracles have ceased?
Strangely, this post isn't about miracles. It is about the insensitive language we toss about which kills off what this post is about....faith.
A mistaken doctrine which holds the church at bay is that faith is a sub-standard of miracle. Faith is surely significant; but is surely not erratic and wild as those miracle-claiming sort. Faith is more dignified; more stable compared to pentecostal flim-flam of miraclization.
Thus faith has become a step; one of the five. It has become subdued. Yes, many would agree, that faith is important, but it is admittedly tamed.
Read again Romans 4:17-25. God can create something from nothing and give life to the dead. He then recalls the tremendous story of Abraham and Sarah; how they were great-grandparenting age when they had their own child. Read it again.
Tell me. Is the word miracle used throughout this text? Or is it the word faith?
I believe the church will step into a very great and new room when it concludes faith is miraculous.