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Compare Religions: Miracles

Compare the beliefs of various Christian denominations concerning miracles. If you would like to learn more about the miracles of Jesus try a Bible quiz.

See note below about consistency of beliefs*



Have happened in the past and still do happen.  A miracle is the divine interposition of divine power apart from God's usual way of working.

Assemblies of God

God did and still does allow miracles to occur for believers today.


There were miracles anciently but there miracles of the same nature since the time of Christ.


Miracles are the divine intervention of the laws of nature.  Believe the miracles as recorded in the Bible and also others duly proven as such.

Christian Scientist

The "Great Works" of Christ were not miracles or exceptions to Law, but the natural effect of understanding Divine Law. Healing comes from spiritual understanding. Heath is not physical but spiritual reality.

Church of God in Christ

Miracles were performed and still are today to convince men that the Bible is the word of God. Miracles occur where there is preaching about God and faith in Christ.

Church of
Jesus Christ

Characteristic of the Priesthood in operation. They are confirming signs to believers: "We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healings, interpretation of tongues, and so forth." Miracles still occur today.

Disciples of Christ

Jesus performed miracles during His ministry on earth. Concerning miracles in modern times, most members do not believe in miracles today.

Eastern Orthodox

Believe in miracles as recorded in the Bible anciently and also in present day miracles.


Miracles exist today and have never ceased. They are demonstrations of the dominance of spiritual forces over material conditions.

Jehovah's Witness

The miracles of the past as recorded in the Holy Bible were very real. But today there is no need for miracles. The biggest miracle today is the increase in the church membership worldwide.


Acts of Jesus or done through His name. The laws of nature are temporarily suspended.  Miracles at the time of Christ confirmed His claims, now not necessary.


Believe in miracles anciently as well as today, mostly manifested in healings. They are a higher power operating over a lower power, not understood by man.


Believe in miracles as recorded in the Bible. Praying helps the sick, and healings occur through faith (by anyone).


Most would believe in the miracles recorded in the Bible. There are a wide variety of personal beliefs about whether or not there are miracles today. No statement of faith.


Do not believe in miracles. The biblical miracles cannot be taken literally, they are legendary. Natural laws cannot be broken.

United Church of Christ

Majority of members believe the miraculous stories in the Bible should not be taken literally. No scripture has to be taken literally because much of the Bible is figurative.

*Because specific teachings and beliefs can vary congregation to congregation, some beliefs above may only be accurate in certain congregations or regions. Only the Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have teachings (doctrine) that come from one central place and remain the same world-wide.

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