Jesus’ first recorded miracle is the changing of water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana which was pretty good for party-goers and maybe not so good for the local vineyards, but just because we know how to turn grape juice into wine does it necessarily mean that should we regard that process as any less miraculous?
The miraculous, the ‘signs and wonders’ part of the Christian experience always seems, to me, to be somewhat controversial. People line up on different sides – cessationist and continuationist/charismatic and all points in between – and, in a spirit of fraternal love I’m sure, proceed to knock theological lumps out of each other.
Some believe that the age of miracles passed with the passing of the twelve apostles and the completion of the canonical Scriptures; others argue that the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit are still available and used…
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