Does Jesus do miracles by his own power?

The New Testament clearly says NO:

“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”

Acts 2:22

Also, it was the God of Jesus who “made” him Christ and Lord

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

Acts 2:36



Categories: Bible, God

13 replies

  1. Lol! Not a good day for Robert.

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  2. Interrelated:

    In Matthew 24:24, Jesus warns, “For there shall arise false christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

    Similarly, 2 Thessalonians 2:9 says, “The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the power of Satan. He will use every kind of power, including miraculous signs, lying wonders”

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  3. Jesus always depended on God’s Spirit to heal through him (Acts 2.22; 10.38). So, Jesus’ power to heal was not
    intrinsic to himself but derived from God, which indicates he was not God as falsely presumed here by our confused

    James Dunn explains about Jesus’ healings,:

    “Faith was the necessary complement to the exercise of God’s power through him, hence his inability to perform any mighty work in Nazareth … Faith in the recipient as it were completed the circuit so that the power could flow,” that is, the power of God’s Spirit flowing through Jesus to others.”

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  4. where is that Dunn quote from?


  5. “Does Jesus do miracles by his own power?”

    How could he be God and suckle at a mother’s breast? How could He be God and rely entirely upon others to survive?

    Mystery drives some away from Him. Mystery causes awe in and intrigues others.


  6. “Jesus’ teachings of love, and mercy and forgiveness, I think, really should dominate our lives,” he says. “On the personal level, I agree with many of the ethical teachings of Jesus and I try to model my life on them…” Erhman


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