Is God still doing miracles today?
According to Ron Rhodes the answer is yes. However, Ron says it’s important to have an accurate view of the miraculous and be fixated on seeking it out.
“I think sometimes we get stuck in our little theological paradigms, and there’s nothing that messes up our theological paradigms more than personal experience with the supernatural.”
Contrary to popular belief, the miraculous doesn’t always seem to manifest itself in particularly miraculous ways. To illustrate, Ron gives a striking example of just how unsensational the miracles of God can seem on the outside.
He recounts the amazing story of a man who dying of cancer who received prayer from Pastor Chuck Swindoll.
“He called Chuck and told him that he had stage four cancer. Chuck uttered a simple prayer, there were no bells, whistles, or sirens going off, no big manifestations from heaven, but a simple prayer that Chuck prayed for healing, and this guy got totally healed.”
The next day, the doctors took an X-Ray of the man and found no cancer in his body. We often associate miracles with much fan fare, but Ron says often times miracles are subtle.
We might wonder, why don’t I see miracles in my own life? Well, have you ever asked for one?
“You have not because you ask not. We are supposed to keep on asking.”
What if God won’t heal me?
God will allow us to wrestle with a specific issue, simply to keep us humble in the face of success.
“Sometimes God answers immediately and sometimes God has a purpose for letting us go through a more elongated situation where He wants to teach us something.”
“I know there are some Christian leaders who have some pretty severe physical disabilities today that they don’t really tell their congregations about. I think sometimes God does that to keep them humble in the midst of circumstances that could bring about great pride.”
Even if God allows us to endure a disability, it’s never in vain.
“Every time, God has a purpose for allowing us to go through what we go through. God does not make mistakes, and when God does not bring about an immediate healing, God gives us the grace to go through it. Never give up hope. God is always there to see us through whatever we’re going through.”
Dr. Ron Rhodes received his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating with honors. He is currently the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, an apologetics organization located in Texas.
Key Scripture: Psalm 55:22
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