In John chapter 11 we learn of the death of Lazarus of Bethany.
Lazarus' sisters, Mary and Martha, had sent for Jesus with a message stating, "Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick." Jesus offers an odd response, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it." Odder still he stayed put two more days. Afterward, upon leaving for Lazarus's home he stated, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up" to which the disciples responded, "Lord, if he sleeps he will get well."
In this segment we will consider instances in which people were healed of some malady and were told to go to people who would have known of their malady so that they may see that they had been miraculously healed.
On rare occasion I decide to pull forth something from the nether regions of the comments section in order to augment and or elucidate a matter. As I have made clear in the past: this is not done in order to call out an individual nor single them out for ridicule or embarrassment.
A comment was made which read as follows, the first sentence is a parody (of a caricature) of a theist:
"I want you to stop looking for the real explanation and accept my supernatural explanation just because.
The greatest miracle has already occurred and that was the creation of the universe.
During his debate with John Lennox, Michael Shermer made some interesting comments about the universe's conception. How does he propose we resolve the infinite regress which is set on its tracks by the assertions of a previously existing universe giving rise to the one in which we live? Michael Shermer proposes that the answer is found by inebriation. The lesson is that if you get drunk enough you can resolve the problem.
In Judges chapter 6 we encounter Gideon and his son Joash who lived during a period of Israelite history during which they were conquered by the Midianites and also accosted by the Amalekites "and the people of the East."
In verse 14 God tells Gideon "you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?" What transpires next is interesting; Gideon asks for a sign that he is indeed being sent by God. He is not blindly acting but is seeking confirmation.