Recently Pope Francis came under attack by some in the Catholic Church for “opening the Church to superstition” by discussing Demonic activity and the challenges we face battling Evil forces operating just beyond our awareness. The paranormal and supernatural are topics that are a little off the beaten path for most Christians, but you have to admit the Bible talks about marvels that out do any science fiction book out there. If you threw out all the supernatural events from the Bible there would be nothing left but a bunch of genealogies. It is ripe with the miraculous. The New Testament of the Bible records 37 miracles performed by Jesus. He cast out demons, healed the sick, turned water into wine, fed the multitudes with a few loaves of bread and a couple fish, he raised his friend from the dead and rose from the dead himself. In the closing verse of the Gospel of John it says, "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." (John 21:25, KJV) As Christians we believe in all these acts. Through our unyielding faith we know the word of God to be true. The Bible hints to why the unbeliever doesn't understand Scripture, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (I Cor. 2:14). Due to the supernatural nature of God's Word, the unbeliever will not understand it. A belief in the Supernatural is the founding stone of comprehension. It takes a spiritual person to understand a spiritual truth. Until someone has been supernaturally awakened, or “born again”, and has been given the ability to honestly believe in the entire word of God, they will not understand the supernatural things the Spirit of God describes in the Bible. Without awakening in Spirit, the Bible is perceived as nonsense. Spiritual discernment is core to a Christian. via Examiner.com.
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