Thursday, May 22, 2014

What Was Jesus' First Miracle, According to the Gospels?

  If you were to search all of the Gospels for an answer, what would you say was the very first miracle that Jesus ever did?



  If you're a Christian who knows your Bible, then most likely you will say it was Jesus' turning the water into wine at the wedding in Cana. And until today, I would have agreed with you.

  After all, in John 2, we read that:

11 Jesus performed this first sign in Cana of Galilee. He displayed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

  But technically speaking, Dr. Jonathan Sarfati of creation.com is right and we are wrong. Dr. Sarfati has another answer, and he is correct. In his video presentation at the Seattle Creation Conference in 2013 (link provided below), Dr. Sarfati points to the chapter prior, in which the Apostle John points out that Jesus' birth was not the beginning of His existence:

  1 In the beginning was the Word,
     and the Word was with God,
     and the Word was God.

  2 He was with God in the beginning.

  3 All things were created through Him,
     and apart from Him not one thing was created
     that has been created. John 1

  Dr. Sarfati explains that, since Jesus is the Word, then His first miraculous act in the Gospels is seen in John 1, not John 2. And there it is in verse 3.

  Jesus, the Word of God, created all things. Nothing has been created that was not created by the Word of God. It was through the Word of God, Who is Jesus, that YHWH created all things.

  John continues to relate what happened next to that very same Word of God: 

14 The Word became flesh
     and took up residence among us.
     We observed His glory,
     the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, 
     full of grace and truth. John 1

  Jesus, the Word of God, YHWH manifest in the flesh, our Messiah, our Savior. But also our Creator.

  What difficulty would turning water into wine present for the One Who created all things? 

  What would be impossible for the God Who took the form of man to take our place on the cross and save us from our sins for eternity? 

  What would stop this same Son of God from rising again from the grave after three days to fulfill the Word He had spoken and prove He was Who He said He was?



Jesus is God!

  See also:

  "Real Science Supports the Bible" Seattle Creation Conference 2013

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFRWnfm2G1c


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