The Civil Writer Magazine In the Gospel of John, Jesus is said to have performed seven miraculous signs that characterize his ministry, from changing water into wine at the start of his ministry to raising Lazarus from the dead at the end. For many

Christians and Muslims, the miracles are actual historical events. Changing water into wine at Cana in John 2:1-11 - "the first of the signs", Healing the royal official's son in Capernaum in John 4:46-54, Healing the paralytic at Bethesda in John 5:1-15, Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14, Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24, Healing the man blind from birth in John 9:1-7, The raising of Lazarus in John 11:1-45. It has been 1988 years since Jesus died on the cross. There has not been one mass showing of signs to witness the power of Jesus in the spirit or the flesh. To believe has been difficult for modern man because Jesus has denied modern man circumstantial evidence that relies on an inference to connect it to a conclusion of fact—such as a fingerprint of his divinity as he showed those of antiquity who were not classified as Christians but were fellow citizens of Jerusalem. Why must we believe blindly in what the people of antiquity Jerusalem saw having to partake in those events by faith. Is empiricism the theory that all knowledge is derived from a sense-experience not a prerequisite for faith. Must we contend with a new faith "For we walk by faith, not by sight." Why didn't Jesus allow people of his era the same blind beliefs. Yet, many of them did see and not believe. If there are no direct evidence of his healings can we have indirect healings today. Finally at Jesus' crucifixion, His disciples were nowhere to be found but they believed his resurrection. That seems to be the motive of operation. If they said it I believe it.