Theo100 Reflection Paper #1

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Theo 100 Reflection Paper #1 “Anyone who reads the Bible soon encounters miracle stories and mysteries that are troublesome to the modern reader, many believe it only because it is in the Bible and others are skeptical” (Kaye). What makes a miracle? Throughout the whole Bible there are many stories containing miracles. I bet you could think of some right off the top of your head. However, who decides what is a miracle and how do we explain the impossible to one another? I was questioning the same thing. In the New Testament I was able to locate many miracles stories but I decided to condense it a bit, within the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. I was able to find similar miracles stories in each, however, many of them are told from different points of view. Comparing the stories we will be able to configure how each of the Gospel writers wrote their own accounts of miracles. We also will be able to reflect on why some of the Gospel writers considered certain miracles and others did not. The first miracle is the “healing a Paralytic”; all four of the Gospels had written about this miracle. Matthew, Luke, and Mark have the same story, the only difference is that in Matthew’s Gospel the paralytic man was brought in front of Jesus, not through the roof. The three do have the similarity that Jesus healed on the Sabbath and was accused of blaspheming; the crowd was also astonished and started to praise God after. However,
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