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I'm not going to point anything out for you because I don't want to influence your interpretation in any way. Just have a look and let us know what you come up with... if you're up for it of course.
originally posted by: Ignatian
Your example doesn't fit your premise which was:
"Jesus healing people requires their faith, if the sick person does not have faith, even Jesus is incapable of healing them".
In those verses from John, it was the boy who was at home, sick, and who was healed. He had no contact with Jesus. He would have no idea where his dad was at the moment, nor would he know who the father was talking with at 1 o'clock when he was miraculously healed.
Furthermore, verse 53 implies that members of the household did not have faith, prior to the miracle occurring. "...and he and his whole household came to believe".
I've always held the belief that most miracles, religious experiences, etc, can be explained through our current, ever expanding knowledge of quantum physics and string theory.
Be careful where you take this thread...... Most atheistic scientists will see this as heretical and try to burn you at the stake for even suggesting a correlation between Jesus and science
If all the miracles were just science and the use and understanding of quantum reality, what do we need Jesus for?
originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: cooperton
So are you planning on using your genuine faith to heal another with genuine faith?
Take a look at the order in which the apostles were chosen and pay close attention to their characteristics. Then study up on the standard model of particle physics and you'll notice some very VERY interesting parallels.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.