What are "miracles" and why are they necessary?

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    It seems to me that most "miracles" are, by definition, deviations from natural order. Why would God need or want to deviate from his own creation? Given the magnificence of the universe, why would He need to resort to the comparative equivalence of cheap card tricks? To the extent these minor miracles exist, do they have any purpose other than to attract peoples' attention?
     
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    There is a miracle none of scientists can still explain. A Saturday before Orthodox Easter an Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem comes to God's Tomb (in Jerusalem). They undress him as much as possible and carefully search (for matches). He goes inside God's Tomb alone, prays and in a while the Holy Fire comes from Heavens. This fire DOES NOT burn for about 15 minutes, people who wait around the Tomb for it even "wash" their faces with it. And after a while the Holy Fire starts burning you as well as the regular fire.




    Watch^ how the people put their hands on top of the Holy Fire.

     
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    Otherwise known as a Holy Mulligan. God needs them.
     
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    This "miracle" does nothing for Christianity, whose growth remains anemic.

    Miracles and other gifts of the Spirit encouraged the fledgling church as it endured the tribulation at the end of the Mosaic Age.

    They serve no purpose today.
     
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    purely poetic license, there are non in exhibition as would be required for their authenticity.

    humanity is on its own, sink or swim ...
     
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    Jesus performed miracles to prove that he was the Son of God. So yes, miracles are necessary.
     
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    Ummmm ... that's a good thing, isn't it?

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    there are no miracles
    just humans naturally, normally wishfully thinking
     
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    Miracle Whip is kind of a miraculous salad dressing.

    I mean, it's right there in the name.
     

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