"As one leading authority, commissioned by a pope, pointed out in the late fifteenth century, a miracle was not really a miracle unless it helped prove the truth of the Christian religion:
“For in a miracle four conditions are required: that it should be done by God; that it should be beyond the existing order of nature; thirdly, that it should be manifest; and fourthly, that it should be for the corroboration of the Faith1”
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And let’s no forget your favorite 4 point Calvinist website:
"Question: “What does the Bible say about demonic/satanic miracles?”
Answer: You will be hard pressed to find someone who has never heard of some kind of religious miracle. Many Catholics are convinced of the validity of various sightings of the Virgin Mary, stigmata, weeping or bleeding statues, and even “incorruptible bodies.” There are reported miracles in other religions, as well—Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam all claim to have documented miracles.
Satan has the power to perform miracles. While his power is limited, he can and does perform miracles in order to deceive. John 8:44 says that Satan is a liar and the father of lies. Satan can make himself appear as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). He does this to draw people away from God.
When Moses and Aaron confronted Pharaoh, they performed a miraculous sign to confirm their message from God (Exodus 7:8–10). The magi of Egypt were able to perform the same miracle “by their secret arts” (verse 11). God’s miracle was shown to be greater (verse 12), but the fact is that the magi were able to perform a satanic miracle in the king’s court.
During the tribulation, the Antichrist “will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:9). These miracles are explicitly said to be empowered by Satan. Jesus warned that the end times will be characterized by the treachery of counterfeit prophets who “will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive” (Matthew 24:24).
The existence of demonic miracles is one reason why we must test all spirits: “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). Any time we are in doubt, we are to make sure that what is being taught lines up with what Scripture says. If the miracle worker is teaching something contrary to God’s Word, then his miracles, no matter how convincing they seem, are a demonic delusion.
Examples of convincing demonic miracles today are the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in different countries. These appearances of Mary seem legitimate; indeed, they are believed by millions of people. But when we compare what the apparitions say to what Scripture teaches, it is not even close. Over the course of several Marian apparitions, we are told that God wants to establish worldwide devotion to Mary’s immaculate heart, that souls will be saved if devotions to her immaculate heart are established, that she is the mediatrix between man and God, that praying the rosary is required to enter heaven, that she receives and answers prayer, that taking communion makes reparation for sins committed against her, and that blessed objects should be worn and placed in homes.
None of these messages are of God. Jesus is the only way to God (John 14:6). Mary does not have an “immaculate” (sinless) heart. Devotion to Mary is not necessary, and the Bible never instructs us to pray to anyone but God. Jesus is the only mediator between man and God (Hebrews 7:25; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1).
The message of the Marian apparitions clearly contradicts Scripture. Did the people who claim to have seen Mary experience a real miracle? Yes, possibly. However, the entity calling itself “Mary” is not working for God’s glory or pointing people to Jesus Christ. Rather, Mary is being glorified, and people are being told to earn their own salvation by works.
Demonic miracles are real and they do occur. It is our responsibility to make sure that we do not give in to them. We must keep our Bibles open and put God’s revealed truth ahead of any miracle we see."
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"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15 (KJV)
Many Christians have been lured by the discount gospel the Jezebel spirit offers. I am constantly coming across people who are unwilling to give up the things of this world yet still expect to make it to Heaven. Our salvation is not a past event but a daily walk. It is not something that happens overnight, but as we grow in Christ the things of this world lose their luster. God will speak to us about the things in our lives that are not pleasing to Him, but only if we have ears to hear and eyes that see.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (KJV)
Is there anything in this life that you are unwilling to lay at the foot of the cross? Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup, what will you compromise your salvation for; television, music or movies? There are many who call themselves Christians who are living in the sin in fornication, adultery and even sodomy who think they will make it. To hold on to these sinful relationships and think you will enter the kingdom of Heaven is to call God a liar! When we have a true salvation experience we put everything on the table. Everything? Yes, everything! It isn’t ours anymore we belong to Him.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. John 15:20 (KJV)
Want to see what happens when you try to hold something back from God? Look at what happened to Ananias and Sapphira. Want to see what God might ask of you? Look at the life of Job. We are constantly being tested and tried by fire. A Christian with an easy life is no Christian at all. We are called judgmental, ‘holier than thou’, often misunderstood and ridiculed, and that by supposed brothers and sister in Christ.
Those are just the emotional trials, some of us in this world are suffering physical persecution and even death. If you cannot give up celebrating pagan holidays such as Christmas or watching filthy movies do you really think you will be able to endure physical persecution when it comes?"
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