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Theo Final Questions and Answers W2012.docx

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1Please explain the issue of miracles in Christianity in connection with the new reality Jesus introduces that is referred to as the kingdom of God Consider the biblical texts that support the two visions of the kingdom of God as being already here but not yet fully realizedWhat are miraclesA miracle is an event that is contrary to the laws of nature and is assumed to be the result of supernatural or divine intervention Include miraclesThenIwouldlookatthedifferentviewsoftheKingdomofGodalreadyherebutnotyetfullyrealizedWhatissaidaboutthese2viewsWhatdotheymeanThroughreadingthebibleweseethatJesusperformedmiracleshehealedpeoplebroughtpeoplebacktolifefedmultitudesofpeoplewithalmostnothingetcWhenJesusperformedthesemiraclesitgavepeopleaglimpseasneakpreviewofwhattheKingdomofGodwillbelikemiraclespresentedaNewRealityaplaceandoratimeduringwhicheverythingisperfectnopainsufferingsadnessetcwiththisbeingsaidwitnessingmiraclesperformedbyJesusandgettingaglimpseoftheKingdomofGodallowsindividualstofeelthattheKingdomisalreadyhereHoweveralthoughJesusperformedmiraclesatthesametimetherewerestillindividualswhowerewitnessingexperiencingsufferingsoonecansaythattotheseindividualswhodidNOTgetaglimpseoftheKingdomofGodNewRealitytheKingdomisnotyethereWhenthereisnomoreevilkingdomofGodhasarrivedSoinsummaryitcanbeunderstoodthatinasensewitnessingmiraclesallowedindividualstohaveatasteoftheKingdomofGodorNewRealityapartialviewoftheKingdomofGodwhichdemonstratesthattheKingdomofGodisalreadyheresomewhatbutbecausethereisstillthepresenceofnegativethingssuchaspovertysicknesspainetconecansaythattheKingdomofGodisnotfullyhereyetbecauseifitwerefullyheretherewouldnotbethepresenceofanythingbadatallThenIwouldtrytofindaconnectionbetweenmiraclesandthenewrealityJesusintroducesthatisreferredtoasthekingdomofGodKingdomofofheavenbeingatreasurehiddeninafieldmeaningthekingdomisalreadyonEarthManyareinvitedbutfewarechosenhecallstopeoplebuttheyrefusehimJewsKingdomofgodiswithinyouJesussaysRuleofeternalGodoverallcreaturesandthingsThekingdomofheavenislikeakingwhopreparedaweddingbanquetforhisson3HesenthisservantstothosewhohadbeeninvitedtothebanquettotellthemtocomebuttheyrefusedtocomeWho performed miracles other than JesusWhatistheKingdomofGodIsitaplacewherepeoplearesufferingandsadHowdomiraclesrelatetotheKingdomofGod2Who was Emperor Constantine and why was he important in the fourth century
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