April 7, 2002 at 12:34 am #4016citywriterMember
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I’m writing a book called "God’s Miracles" and would like to hear from you if you’ve experienced a miracle in your life. Please drop me a brief note: [email protected]
Thanks. LesJune 24, 2003 at 4:55 am #4015EbacoMember
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Well now that you mention it my entire life has been a myriad of miracles een from the times i can remember as youth probably about 3 years old. I had gone through many life struggles, and many times i have been near deathand god gave me more than a second chance in fact god has given me endless chances. you see as a young man iwas really hooked on drugs what i thought as an absence o of god was my oral reason to do the things i did. first iwas hooked o drugcalled acid or lsd whichever you prefer. well i had violated my juvenile probaton and took my paycheck and bought a much liquor and acid as i could. then took to drinking as much liquor as i could and then eating bout ten hits of acid and going to see the matrix in the movie theatre. i as so wasted that iwaswalking into oncoming traffiv and not caring because i was hallucinating. i was almost hit several times by many cars. but by the grace of god i somehow made it to safety and was placed in the hospital. the nurses and doctors said i was lucky to even come back from the acid trip and still have my sanity. then before tha i as hooked on hufing freeon from air conditioners straight, with no worries, doctors and fellow people and social workers told me i was lucky to be alive becaue freeon freezes your lung and kills 99.9 percent of the people who get hooked on it. after allthis i got hooked on liqour because it was the thing to do. well once in ne york i almost got hit by a semi on a 8 lane highway. another time and seveal times after this i consumed so much alcohol and liquor at points in mylife that many people were amazed that i never died of blood poisioning. one time i was even admitted to a rehab because my blood alcohol level was at an amazing .357 and fo as small a person i am at 5′ 2" and a whopping 100 lbs one more shot would have killed me. after this i again got hokked on inhalants such as glade air freshenners. i would probably inhale about 12 to 20 cans of glade a day. now from what i know and ahve read any normal person would have been dead about 10 lines ago. but lately i have come to an somewhat understanding with god that maybe i am here to do something big for the world maybe make a difference whatever it is i am glad that god has let me survive this long. and though i may sin here and there i always ask for his repentance i dearly apologize for doing what i did. and even to this day my soul still feels the agony and pain for the things i did to myself and much more pain to others especially people that ere always there for me my real friends and i didnt even know it. now iam at a point in my life were god isbasically the only person i really talk to because my past wrong doings have left me alone no friends barely any family that reallycare or are worried. i as if iam traveling on a jurney alone because of my past transgressions and i am here to e alone with god the only person i have left that still care because everyone else has turned away from me. well my friend if you want any more just email me my email is [email protected] may god bless and be with you.May 31, 2006 at 4:03 am #14386davidParticipant
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This may not really belong here. I was doing some research on Constantine. I came across 4th century historian Eusebius.
In his book “The History of the Church From Christ to Constantine,” he quotes a certain Quadratus who sent a letter to the emperor in defense of Christianity.
Quadratus wrote: “Our Saviour’s works were always there to see, for they were true—the people who had been cured and those raised from the dead, who had not merely been seen at the moment when they were cured or raised, but were always there to see, not only when the Saviour was among us, but for a long time after His departure; in fact some of them survived right up to my own time.”
Scholar William Barclay observed: “Quadratus is saying that until his own day men on whom miracles had been worked could actually be produced. If that was untrue nothing would have been easier than for the Roman government to brand it as a lie.”
I just thought this was interesting.May 31, 2006 at 7:03 pm #14401NickHassanParticipant
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Great quote thanks david.April 16, 2018 at 7:06 am #822292NickHassanParticipant
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The road is narrow and few will choose it.
While we are warned away from powerless human religion and told that faith will move mountains and signs will follow believers we need to be aware that spiritual gifts, healings and miracles are not proof of our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The name has power.
Beware of the false prophets , who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then , you will know them by their fruits.
Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who has done the will of my Father, Who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to me on that day
’Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name , and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?
And then I will declare to them.
’I never knew you; depart from me, you who reactive lawlessness”
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