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Does Hebrews 13:8 teach that Jesus Christ is performing miracles today?

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Hi Spice of life fans welcome to ” Does Hebrews teach that Jesus Christ is preforming miracles today”? ” this post is written in loving memory of my Preacher Carol Sutton who’s goal in life was to teach others about God and to take as many people with him to heaven.

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Welcome to Does Hebrews 13:8 teach that Jesus Christ is preforming miracles today?

 

Hebrews 13:8 says: ”Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

So called ”Penecostals” often argue that Hebrews 13:8 teaches that Jesus Christ is preforming miracles today like he did in the first centuary.

They say since Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever that he is doing the same miracles today that he did in the first century.

They contend that he is baptizing people with the Holy spirit, giving people miraculous power to cast out devils, to heal the sick, to speak in tongues, to raise the dead, etc.

A carful reading of the passage with a desire to know the truth will reveal that it is not discussing Holy spirit baptism or miraculous power to cast our devils, or heal the sick, to speak in tongues or to raise the dead.

The idea of any of these things is not in the passage! It is assumed, asserted and added by false teachers!

Other passages do teach that some ( a limited number) in the first century did receive Holy Spirit baptism and miraculous power to cast out devils, to heal the sick, to speak in tongues and to raise the dead. (Cf. Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-21; 10:44-48; 11:14- 18; Mark 16:20; Acts 5:14-16; 9:36-42; 20:7-12).

Although Heb 13:8 does not teach that christians today receive the Holy  Spirit, other passages do teach it (not HS baptisim). (CF. Acts 2:38-39; 5:32; 1 Cor 6:19-20; Gal 4:6; 1 Thess 4:8; 1 Jhon 3:24.)

Hebrews 13:8 does teach that Jesus Christ is ”the same yesterday, today, and forever” in character (i.e, in holiness, verity, goddness, , etc.), but not the same in law, in work or in action. (Cf. Heb 7:12).

It does not teach that Christ is doing the same things today that he once did.

In the past Christ created a man from the dust and from a rib of that man he created a woman, but he is not doing that today.

(See Gen. 2:7, 21-22; Gen 1:26-27; Jhon 1:3; Col 1:16-17).

At one time he died on the cross, but he is not dying on the cross today.

Note:

Although he is not doing these things today that he did ”yesterday” he is sill ”the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

In the past Christ had twelve apostles on earth, but he does not have twelve apostles on the earth today!

Yes, he is still the same as he was then..

Jesus Christ is not walking on the shores of the sea of Galilee or walking on water as he did in the first century, but he is still the same person he was then. (CF Mark 1:6; Mt14:25-26.)

Jesus Christ turned water into wine as recorded in Jhon 2:1-11, but he is not turning water into wine today.

However, he is still is the same person he was then. Christ is ”the same yesterday, today, and forever” but he is not necessarily doing the same things now that he did in the first century!

It is not a question of the power of Christ but, it is a question of his will and purpose!

What does he will to do? He is able to raise up from the stones children to Abraham, etc.

There is no passage that proves that Christ is preforming miracles today as he did in the first century!

 

In spite of what many learned, well meaning brethern think, the master the teacher and his apostles gave us a example that we should follow.

Some of the teaching of Jeusus on the mount in Matthew 5-7 is negetive.

For example.

Read MT. 5:33-37; 5:38-42; 6:1-21; 6:24; 6:25, 31, 34; 7:1,6)

Of course much of it is positive.

For some negative as well as positive teaching by the apostles red their epistles.

Note:

If we would simply ” preach the word” and preach ”all the counsel of God” as it is revealed in the scriptures, we would not have to be too concerned about whether it was positive or negative.

(Cf.2 Tim 4:2; Acts 20:26-27).

Let us never forget the charge to ”Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” and to ”earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”

(Cf. 2. Tim 4:2; Jude 3.)

The Lord has been very gracious to us. He has blessed us far beyond what we deserve.

For any good that has been or may be acomplished we praise God and give him all the glory! (crs)

 

 

Death

The word ”death” (translated from THANATOS) ”is used in scripture of: (a) the separation of the soul (the spiritual part of man) from the body(the material part), the later ceasing to function and turning to dust,.

(b) the separation of man from God. Death is the opposite of life; it never denotes non existence.

As spiritual life is conscious existence in communion with God, so spiritual death is concious existence in separation from God (Vine’s exp. Dict of NT words vol 1 p 276)

Death is the state of being dead! In James 2:24 we read: ”For as the body with the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”

In speaking of the death of Rachel, Gen 38:18 says, ”And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called his name Benjamin.”

Note:

From these verses we learn that death is a separation. So physical death is a separation of the soul and the body. As Rachel died, ”her soul was in departing”.

When a soul leaves ( departs from) a human body, the body is dead.

Further Note:

A person does not go out of existence at death! He (or she) merely departs (or separtes) from the feshly body.

Spiritual death is the state of being spiritually dead! When a person is in sin, he (or she) has no fellowship (or communion) with God.

In writing to the saints at Ephesus and speaking of the time before they became saints, Paul said, ”And you hath he quickend, who were dead in trepasses and sins;..”

(2:1-2). In verse 5 he also said, ”Even when we were dead in sins,..”

Note:

When one is ”dead in trespasses and sins,” he is separted from God. He has no spiritual life. As far as his relationship with God is concerned, he is spiritually dead!

 

The second death

The secound death is an external separation from God in the lake of fire and brimstone!

Revelation 21:8 says: ”But the fearful, and ubeliving and sorceres, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death.”

In veiw of the above definition and comments about death in veiw of how ”death” (or it’s equivalent) is used in the scriptures, we can see the word ”death” denotes a separation.

It may be the separation of the soul from the body or it may be that one is separted from God spiritually or it may be an eternal separation from God in hell!

 

 

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