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More Miracles Than Jesus

More Miracles Than Jesus

John 14:12 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

Some people say this verse means that mere humans can do even more amazing and dazzling miracles than Jesus performed while He was on earth.

What did Jesus really mean?

Most scholars say that Jesus was simply saying that His many followers would do things that were greater in extent (all of the world) and greater in effect ( multitudes being touched  by the power of God).

During His short lifetime on earth, Jesus confined His influence to a comparatively small region of Palestine.

Following His departure, His followers were able to work in widely scattered places and influence many more people.

Jesus was referring to greater works in terms of the whole scope of the impact of God’s people in the church on the entire world throughout history.

Jesus was speaking quantitatively, not qualitatively.

Christ’s followers can do mighty works only as they depend on Christ and the Holy Spirit.  We know apart from Christ we can do nothing. 

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