In the previous two articles we’ve been looking at John 14:12 Continue reading . . .
In the previous two articles we’ve been looking at John 14:12 where Jesus said,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to my Father."
After looking at a variety of attempts to account for the meaning of this passage, I said this in the previous article: “Most people argue that Jesus can’t mean what he seems to mean because we know it hasn’t happened. Believers in Jesus have not, in point of fact, done the same works that he did. I disagree. It has happened. And is happening.”
Dr. Craig Keener, whose Ph.D. is from Duke University, is one of the most highly regarded evangelical NT scholars in the world. He is professor of NT at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has written what is widely regarded as the definitive treatment of miracles: Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (Baker, 2011). It is two volumes, totaling 1,172 pages! He spends the first 250 pages or so defending the reliability of the miracle accounts in the Bible and responds at length to the philosophical and theological arguments that some have used to deny the possibility of the miraculous.
But by far and away the largest portion of these two volumes is devoted to recording and describing miracles of every sort from all around the world during the present church age, with special attention given to the last 150 years or so. He cites documented miracles of healing and deliverance in the Philippines, in Thailand, Viet Nam, in Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Dozens and dozens of d