Does God Still Work Miracles Today?

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Does God still perform miracles today?  Are there still miraculous healings done in this age of the church?  Can we still expect miraculous healings that Jesus and the apostles performed in the New Testament?  What does the Bible say about miracles?

Theology vs. History

A major mistake that most people who read the Bible is that they read the book of Acts or the accounts of Jesus’ ministry in the New Testament and assume that these same miracles should still be occurring today.  Jesus raised people from the dead, caste out demons, and healed the sick.  So too did some of the apostles in the book of Acts.  Paul raised one young man from the dead.  Some were healed just by being in the shadow of a passing apostle.

There is a decided difference in the Bible that few people seem to disseminate.  That is there is a difference between theology and historical accounts.  If you read the gospels or the book of Acts, you read of the history of Jesus’ ministry and the history of the early church through the apostles.  There exists a difference between the gospels and the book of Acts and the letters in the New Testament of Paul, Peter, James, and the other general epistles.  The book of Acts and the gospels are historical accounts and are more concerned with recording events of Jesus’ ministry and the history of the early church.  Conversely, the general epistles are more concerned with theology.  You can not read of an account in the book of Acts and assume that is the theology and that the things recorded should be still occurring today in the church.

One example is that there have been no authenticated accounts in the modern day church where a man or woman of God has laid hands on a dead person and raised them to life.  And people who lie to church leaders die instantly like Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira did for lying to the Holy Spirit and Peter when they withheld part of the money they had given to the church for land they had sold.  Neither has anyone seen cloven tongues of fire over the heads of people who had received the Holy Spirit.  No churches at present have members speaking in languages other than their own languages like they did in the book of Acts.  These were one time occurrences that were used by God to establish the authenticity of the New Testament church.  To use historical accounts of the gospels and the book of Acts is to misapply the intent of these books.

Healings Still Occur

There are literally hundreds of accounts of miraculous healings today among countless Christians but these are at the discretion of God alone.  God miraculously heals some while choosing not to heal others for His divine purpose.  No one would accuse the apostle Paul of having a weak faith, yet God refused to heal him after he asked three times.  In God’s higher wisdom, He knows who and what to heal and what is best for the believer in choosing not to heal someone.  Yes, miracles still happen, but they are not at the direction or discretion of believers but a decision of God alone.  He does heal through petitions of prayers but there are times when His answer is no because He has a higher purpose in mind. Our sufferings and afflictions work out a purpose that we may not be able to understand at this time (Romans 8).

Miracles Still Happen

God is still in the business of miracles.  I believe that the greatest miracle of all is that of converting a blind sinner to see their sin and to change the human heart; from one of serving the god of this world to seeing their own sin and the need of a Savior in Jesus Christ.  The miracle of human conversion is actually greater than any healing miracle because this brings eternal life in Christ.  A healing miracle is only temporary.  The person healed will eventually die but the one that is born-again has inherent eternal life that can never be lost and that person can live with God for eternity, never to die again (John 3:16).

Those who call themselves or are called by others as “faith healers” are not biblical in any sense.  For one thing, God is the one who chooses to heal a person.  Supposed faith healers have a win-win situation.  If they “heal” a person, then they get the credit because they laid hands on them.  If they are not able to heal someone, they usually say that the person lacked faith in God.  Jesus never, ever failed to heal even one person on account of their lack of faith.  Neither did any of the apostles neglect to have someone healed due to the person’s lack of faith in God.  Those faith healers who attribute the inability of someone to be healed on their lack of faith ignore biblical theology.  Faith is a gift of God and it is the faith that comes from God alone, freely, and not of our own selves.  He might use the prayers of believers but He nowhere says in the general epistles in the New Testament that healing will always occur.

Faith healers have been exposed as charlatans, some have their own “sick and infirmed” that they supposedly heal but many of these are the same people are known and used repeatedly by the fake faith healers.  If a person comes to them that they do not know and they are not healed, then they can shatter this persons faith in themselves and can cause them to fall away from the faith in God on account of God’s inability to heal them.  Faith healers have done more harm than good.  True healing is a healing of a sinner’s heart; through repentance, brokenness, and a need for a Savior by realizing their own sinfulness.

Receive Your Own Miracle

If you are a born-again believer, then you have received the greatest miracle that any human could ever experience.  It is a miracle in the sense that you were once an enemy of God, was blind but now can see, and were separated from God by your sin.  Jesus took on God’s wrath in your place.  God sent the Holy Spirit to reveal Who Jesus is.  He turned the heart of stone into a heart of flesh.  You now have eternal life and can never, ever be lost (John 10:28-29).   The fact is that this is the greatest miracle of all and one that supersedes all of the miracles of healing or being raised from the dead that have ever been written in the Bible.

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Mthandazo Mlingo August 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

The reason why i want to know about God’s miracles today is that i’m just curious about His relationship with us, His people. Even without miracles, i do believe in Jesus Christ the Lord our savior & The Lord God our creator. Thank u, God bless u.


Cathy October 11, 2013 at 10:42 pm


The true story is interesting and causes a person to consider that God, Himself, isn’t limited by an ending of men doing miracles as He gave His apostles the ability to do miracles in the first century.

God may decide to answer a prayer only through what can be considered a miracle (meaning the odds simply are too large for the human mind to grasp the happening as anything but a miracle).

Author’s email is on the page….


Jack Wellman October 12, 2013 at 10:53 am

Thank you Cathy for coming here and commenting. Please come back as you are always welcome.


Jack August 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Mthandazo, thank you for your fine comment. I believe that the greatest miracle of all; greater than the parting of the Red Sea, the walls of Jericho falling, the plagues of Egypt, is that of human conversion. That God came down from heaven to die for creatures that He created is like me dying for something I made. I believe that there are still miracles today and they are done in healing, helping people with finances, getting jobs, but only when they glorify Jesus Holy Name for that is the Great Name that we pray in and that His Name be glorified and so HE gets all credit for it. God sometimes chooses not to heal because why wouldn’t He want to have saints in heaven with Him? God still hears and answers prayers today and in some cases they are miracles but the greatest one of all my friend Mthandazo is that He came to die for us and we can live forever in eternity. Now THAT’S about as great as it gets, right?

Thank you for your wonderful comment. May God richly bless you my friend.


Mark December 31, 2011 at 9:40 am

I have a few questions about your article..

1. you claim:
“There are literally hundreds of accounts of miraculous healings today among countless Christians..”
Could you name a few?

2. I understand your point about the conversion of a sinner.
Yes, it is special and maybe supernatural.
However, I wonder if there is a biblical basis for calling it a miracle?




Jack December 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

Greetings to you to sir and thank you Mark for your comment. I have no room to mention all of these but was just saying that there are literally hundreds of accounts of healings. I am not saying that these are actual and factual but I do know that God is still performing miracles today and I did say that these hundreds are “accounts” and there is no way to humanly verify each and every one. I believe in God and that God is not limited by time or space and anything is possible for Him.

As for the miracle of conversion, God has said:

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses
I will cleanse you
I will give you a new heart
A new spirit I will put within you
And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh
I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

I believe most of these come from Isaiah but they are from the Old Testament and here God is putting in a human a heart transplant…a heart after Him. A new heart, a new spirit, a new cleansed heart, a heart of stone transplanted with a heart of flesh…..and a renewed mind (Rom 12:1-3). So we get a brain transplant, a heart transplant. The word for being renewed in your mind from Romans 12 is literally a regeneration from degenerate to spiritual.

For more on the miracle of conversion, please read these. The first one is the story of my own personal conversion:


Paul January 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I am a Christian, and there is much I can agree with in this article, but I have to take issue with the idea that a conversion is a miracle.

A miracle is a God initiated supernatural event that defies the natural laws of science, and happens only on rare occasions.

On the other hand, a conversion is a blessed event that happens every day when a sinner recieves Jesus as Savior.

The word “miracle” means something unique, but we devalue it’s meaning when we liken something other; like the birth of a baby, (or a conversion), to a miracle. They may be blessed events, but it seems highly improbable that they would qualify as genuine miracles, and we diminish our credibility, especially with non believers, when we equate such.

Miracles and conversions are each wonderful in thier own way, but these events are not athletic competitions, (one is greater than the other).

Obviously, a conversion means a lost soul is saved…
But a miracle can lead to a conversion that accomplishes the same goal.

The question of whether miracles occur today is an important one, and on this subject there is much confusion in and out of the church, by pastors, and parrishoners.

Furthermore, on this subject, there are so many wolves in sheeps clothing preying on the ignorance of believers, and to that end, this issue deserves much greater scholarly attention and teaching.



Jack January 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Thank you Paul. I really concur with your statement “Obviously, a conversion means a lost soul is saved…
But a miracle can lead to a conversion that accomplishes the same goal.” That any human can be saved is an amazing thing indeed, and I see what you mean by the lose use of the word miracle in births for example. You are right also that “A miracle is a God initiated supernatural event that defies the natural laws of science, and happens only on rare occasions.” but the use of conversion is also “a God initiated event’ too like our calling (John 6:44) . When Jesus told Peter after he revealed just who Jesus is Jesus said, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven” (Matt 16:17).” That is the knowledge of knowing who Jesus is as the Messiah and our Savior, is revealed spiritually. In other words, it is supernaturally revealed and so in this sense, it is a God initiated work and nothing that man can do of himself. That is truly what I meant by conversion being a miracle.

Perhaps it is better said that our conversion is a miraculous revelation of Who Jesus is and that we are called according to His purpose, not ours (Eph 1) and it is fully a God-work beyond human capabilities and beyond human comprehension on our own. That is really what I meant and perhaps did a poor job of my intention in this article about the human conversion from which spiritual knowledge is given to humans in the realm where we can not acquire this knowledge on our own as Satan has blinded the minds (2 Cor 4:4and has held captive the whole world as well as deceived the world (1 John 5:19, 2 Tim 2:25-26, Rev 12:8-9, Eph 2:2, John 12:31, etc.) but God has delivered us because we can not deliver ourselves(Col 1:13).

Thank you for your comment and I agree that there are many wolves in sheep’s clothing preying on the ignorance of believers. Well said and thank you Paul for your accurate and insightful comment sir. Please visit us again.


Al July 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I would have to agree somewhat with Paul, but not totally.
Paul says: “a conversion means a lost Soul is saved”
Now Personally I would say: I lost Soul that is now found and Saved, Certainly is a Miracle. Being saved and knowing that because you have accepted Jesus as your savior, And because of that you will never truly die but have everlasting life. That is one of the Greatest Miracles! If I do say so myself. 🙂 God bless, And I just have to say, I do agree with you Jack, it was a nice read.


Jack Wellman July 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Thank you so much Al. Perhaps the greatest thing that we could ever receive is eternal life because that is something that lasts for age without end. Isn’t our God an awesome God?


Matt Paul February 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

After reading the blog I agree on some points but not all.
God’s will is to heal everyone of His children because Jesus is the will of the Father in action & Jesus healed everyone that ever came to Him for healing, and as christians we are blessed & sickness&disease is a part of the curse that Christ redeemed us from(galatians3) so we don’t have to suffer sickness but can receive healing by grace through faith. Second Jesus could not heal people apart from them believing (mark6) & likewise His disciples(matthew17). Third yes the greatest miracle is salvation & Yes there is a difference between theology&history or what was going on at that time but actually the whole bible is history&theology.


Jack February 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Hi Matt. Thank you sir for your comment and for visiting us. God’s will for us is more, I believe, than healing everyone. What about Paul who asked 3 times to be healed and God said, “My grace is sufficient for thee”? Not every Christian I know of has been healed from illness and sickness even after years of prayer, so do they lack the faith and why wasn’t Paul healed? Paul surely believed and yet he was not healed. God allows suffering as Peter said and Paul revealed and suffering is working in us something far greater than a happy life in the here and now.


Mark February 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

I would like to comment on the chapters / verses you refer to.

“we are blessed & sickness&disease is a part of the curse that Christ redeemed us from(galatians3)”

galatians 3, I wonder why you think that “the curse” mentioned there has anything to do with sickness&disease? I haven’t been able to find a verse in that chapter which indicates a connection between the two.

“Second Jesus could not heal people apart from them believing” (mark 6)

5 Jesus could not work any miracles there, except to heal a few sick people by placing his hands on them.
6 He was surprised that the people did not have any faith.
Mark 6: 5 and 6 (Contemporary English Version)

Jesus did heal! And secondly it doesn’t clearly say WHY Jesus could not work any miracles there.

“likewise His disciples(matthew17)”

Firstly, Matthey 17: 14-19 is about Jesus driving out a demon. But I suppose you can call that healing.
but then we could blame the people who claim to have a healing gift / faithhealers if WE don’t get healed. Because THEY didn’t have enough faith to heal us. (take a look at verse 19) I think you ment personal faith when you wrote:
“we don’t have to suffer sickness but can receive healing by grace through faith.”

So you may be right, but I don’t think you should refer to those verses / chapters.


Matt Paul February 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Paul’s thorn in the flesh wasn’t a disease but a messenger of satan which was using people to persecute Paul for preaching forgivness of sins through Christ. Every where else in the bible “thorn in the flesh” is used its always refering to people that harassed & were problems for God’s people for example numbers 33:55, Joshua 23:13, Judges 2:3 if you read them like me you would conclude that Paul’s thorn was people trying to kill Paul to stop the preaching of the Gospel. Secondly the only reason in the bible where it tells us why christians are weak&sick&die prematurely is in 1cor. 11:27-30 where Paul says not dicerning the Lord’s body is the reason many christians weak & sick & sleep(die before their time). So if christians partook of the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner they would healthy&strong&live long for the glory of God.


Jack February 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Timothy too had to drink wine for stomach problems and so he too was not believing? What about all the Christians down thru the ages that were never healed? Was it because they didn’t believe? Or they lacked faith? Paul’s thorn in the flesh was mentioned as an “it” and not them. 2 Cor 12:8 “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.” Please tell me, do you have this gift of healing? Or can you pray since you have sufficient faith, and do believe, to heal others?

1 Timothy 5:23 says, “Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.” So Timothy had frequent illnesses. Was his belief insufficient? Why couldn’t he be healed?


Matt Paul February 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

Fisrtly Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law now the curses of the law are listed in deut. 28 in verses 60-63 it states that sickness is a curse of the law & galatians says those who are of faith are blessed not cursed.

(Mark 6) Jesus could do no mighty work there except he healed a few sick people & the reason was unbelief so that shows us that even Jesus can’t heal people if they don’t believe.
(Matthew 17)
In this story the reason why the healing power of God didn’t work for the disicples when they prayed for healing was because of unbelief Jesus said. So that means even though its God’s will to heal someone if there is unbelief His healing power won’t work. Likewise even though its God’s will to save a person from hell if they don’t believe in Jesus they won’t receive salvation.

last gift of healings is a way to receive healing but that gift operates as the Spirit wills but like I said the bible gives us one reason why christians are sick & die before their time & the reason is not dicerning the Lord’s body when they partake of the communion that’s the one singular reason the bible gives us so if a christian is sick he/she needs to take communion in a worthy manner & meditate on God’s Word which is life&health to our flesh(proverbs 4)


Mark February 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

Thank you for your response. You have made some things a bit clearer. However, I would like to comment again. This time it will be a more general comment on your first post.
(-> Feb 12)

“Second Jesus could not heal people apart from them believing”

Firstly, you have ONLY mentioned one event to prove that: Mark 6. (Matthew 17 doesn’t prove Jesus couldn’t heal / drive out the demon when people didn’t believe -> He does drive out the demon: verse 18. It could only be used to prove that the disciples were unable to heal when they lacked faith. And that God didn’t heal NOT: He couldn’t heal!)

Secondly. If that were true, God couldn’t be Almighty, because He wouldn’t be able to heal people who don’t believe. (unless you think Jesus isn’t God) In my opinion both options are highly problematic.

Thirdly, Mark 6 DOESN’T tell us Jesus COULDN’T heal BECAUSE of their unbelief. It doesn’t give us a reason at all!(as far as I can see, I admit that I can’t read Greek)
Let’s just take a look at the verses.

5 Jesus could not work any miracles there, except to heal a few sick people by placing his hands on them.
6 He was surprised that the people did not have any faith.
Mark 6: 5 and 6 (Contemporary English Version)

verse 5: Jesus couldn’t work any miracles there
verse 6: Jesus is surprised that people didn’t have any faith.
There doesn’t have to be a connection between Jesus not being able to do miracles and the people lacking faith! You are the one making that connection, as far as I can see there is no clear connection between the two.

And lastly, let’s take a look at Matthew 13: 56-58 (same event)

Don’t his sisters still live here in our town? How can he do all this?” So the people were very unhappy because of what he was doing.
But Jesus said, “Prophets are honored by everyone, except the people of their hometown and their own family.” And because the people did not have any faith, Jesus did not work many miracles there.
(Contemporary English Version)

Verse 58 tells us Jesus DID NOT work many miracles there and this time it gives us a reason: because people did not have any faith.

“Second Jesus could not heal people apart from them believing”

I conclude that: Jesus / God is ABLE to do miracles despite the unbelief of people, but that He (sometimes) chooses not to heal.


Jack February 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Amen again Mark. Paul and Timothy are strong testimony to that and all the strong, godly Christians thruought the ages who were never healed and had to depend upon God for strength and in our weaknesses, He is made strong and glorified. Wow Mark, great post. I wish I had someone with your biblical knowledge, experience, and wisdom to teach our Sunday school in the church I am under-shepherd of.


Matt Paul February 15, 2012 at 11:48 am

Like I said God is a faith God the bible says that without faith its impossible to please him & everything in the kingdom of God works by faith Jesus said to the two blind men in (matt.9) according to your faith let it be unto you He said to the woman with the issue of blood thy faith hath made thee whole(mark 5) we receive salvation by faith( rom. 10) likewise healing & wisdom(james 1) the bible tells us to fight the good fight of faith(1 tim.6) & to walk by faith(2 cor.5) & to live by faith( rom.1) the christian life if a faith life & we live that way because it pleases God not a get what I want plan. 3 john 2 tells us God wants us to prosper & be in health as our soul prosper so God cleary wants His children to be healthy & not sick like I said sickness is a curse.

But matthew17 my point was that even though it was God’s will for the boy to be healed the healing power of God didn’t work because of unbelief.

Jesus is the Son of God. But faith comes by hearing the word of Christ when you behold the glory of Jesus God says that’s faith & some people didn’t see His glory some did the centurion saw His glory & Jesus said great is your faith & His servant was healed not instantly but in the selfsame hour(matt8) that is why healing can be a gradual process at times but that is when you have to walk by faith am I going to go by what I see or what the Word says the Word says by His stripes we are healed so am I going to believe the Word & if a christian fails to live by faith & doesn’t receive healing that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t God’s will to heal it is just what hosea 4:6 states my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge not a lack of love or commitment to God but a lack of knowledge likewise if someone doesn’t know that Jesus death has set them free from sin(rom 6) & believe it they can still walk in defeat struggling with secret addictions that doesn’t mean its not God’s Will for them to have victory over sin they just lack knowledge & fail to act on God’s Word to get results.


Mark April 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

Hey Matt Paul I like your breakdowns and would like to speak with you concerning some biblical discussion……be blessed in Christ


Mark February 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I totally agree with all the faith stuff.. atleast the first part of it. But I don’t think you should say “Second Jesus could not heal people apart from them believing”
I have tried to point out that Jesus was and is ABLE to heal everyone. (after all He is God) Therefore its Gods choice to heal or not to heal. I don’t think we christians should put too much of an emphasis on the importance of our own faith. God is God and doesn’t need people and doesn’t need their faith.


Jack February 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Well said Mark. I believe that the object of our faith (Jesus) is what is powerful in our faith. Human faith is must be the gift of God. Well said. Thank you for saying what needed to be said and you said it better than I could have. Please come back again and visit us Mark and thank you sir.


Mark February 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Before you get the wrong idea: I agree faith is essential for being a christian. But God doesn’t need faith to do miracles.


Mark February 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I am not quite sure what you are trying to say. So, I’ll answer your response with a question: Do you believe God is Almighty?

Yes? -> then He is able to heal everyone (even if they don’t believe) -> not every christian is healed (remember you can’t pull out the faithargument now, because God doesn’t need faith do to a miracle) -> therefore it can’t be the will of God to heal ALL of His childeren (on earth)
(You somehow think not healing a person isn’t a blessing. But wouldn’t a loving God take his childeren home sooner rather than later?)

No? -> well then you have a serious problem:)

Could you please answer the question in your next response?


Jack February 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hello again Mark. Are you replying to Matt or to me? Speaking for myself, God is able to heal everyone even though He sovereignly chooses not to do so for every Christian, but if God chooses to heal someone, it is not the human’s faith or lack thereof, but God alone Who heals and thus, receives all glory and honor.


Mark February 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I admit it seems a bit unclear to whom I was replying.. But it was a reply on Matts comment (not sure what went wrong, but somehow its not on the site)

I am not sure if it is permitted to copy paste the comment from the email… Anyway got to go, its getting late over here.


Jack February 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Thanks Mark. You are always welcome here friend. I believe you must be on the East Coast or further, but please know that you are always welcome sir. I am not sure if copying and pasting is allowed or not.


Richard April 3, 2012 at 1:23 am

I know it has been a while since you wrote this article, but I just ran across it today. It also seems that there has been an ongoing discussion regarding the article, and so, I would like to ask a question and get your thoughts on something more. Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these …” John 14:12. Do you think that Jesus was only talking to his contemporaries in this verse, his apostles, and that this was a word that only applied to the early apostolic age? Or do you think that this is a message that is truly intended for all believers throughout all of time? And if that is the case, then what, do you think, is the reason that we see so few, if any, legitimate miracles in today’s church?
Thanks for your time.


Jack April 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Thank you sir so much for you comment. I believe Jesus, being very God, can not lie and truly greater things have happened. As I said in this article, “There are literally hundreds of accounts of miraculous healings today among countless Christians but these are at the discretion of God alone. God miraculously heals some while choosing not to heal others for His divine purpose” and so I do believe miracles are still happening today. I believe this is for this age too but why none are occurring in the churches today is an unknown to me. I believe that the “greater things” is partly reaching the lost to areas we have never been before. I have heard many Muslims come to faith and having dreams about Jesus and then seeking His followers out and coming to saving faith in Him.

In conclusion Richard, I believe that these things are still happening today but perhaps our prayers are not asking for big enough things for God is a Great God and can not be limited or put in a box but we must have faith that He indeed can do all things and in us, through Christ, more than we ever dreamed possible. Thank you sir. My great passion is reaching the lost in evangelism, Outreach, door-to-door, and in the streets, at work….wherever there are those who don’t know Him. The miracle of human conversion is amazing: we were once blind, but now can see; once dead in our sins but now made alive in Christ; once headed down the broad path of destruction but saved for eternal life to worship Him for eternity. Is there anything greater than this?


Johnstone Kumwenda April 5, 2012 at 12:54 am

Dear Jack,
Thank you for this article. There may be issues that some may not agree with but the main thrust of the message is clear. In developing countries faith healing has become a business and many without resources squander the little they have chasing faith healing. When this does not happen, some lose their faith. It is a problem that the church and the faithful need to address. A vibrant discussion as the one taking place here would be an important tool in helping us to understand better the will of God in relationship to miracles.


Jack April 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

You are so right Mr. Kumwenda. I agree. Sadly, this happens in the U.S. too and all over the world in fact. Jesus and the Apostles never collected money or a fee for healing someone that the first clue is that if someone offers to heal you and then you have to pay them, RUN!, for they are not of God. In Titus 1:11, Paul told Titus of those, “Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” Filthy lucre is another way of saying dirty money. He insisted that these are those “whose mouths must be stopped”: (epistomizw), “to stop the mouth; to silence someone; to bridle; to muzzle”.

Think of this….each one of us while stand before God on judgment day to give an account for everything we have ever done in this life. Ultimately, they will have to give an account and God will deal with them more harshly. I wouldn’t want to be them on that day. God, in His due time and in due season, will serve justice. Thank you sir for your comment. You are so right. Please come back again soon.


David April 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Dear Jack
I am a student at a Bible College in South Florida. I thoroughly enjoyed your article on Miracles Still Happens. I am working on a term paper the title is Are Miracles Possible. Your article really opened my mind to his subject.

Thank you my Brother In Christ


Jack April 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

David, thank you my friend for such a wonderful comment. I believe that miracles still do happen today and in my opinion, the greatest is that of human conversion as we were blind but now can see, we were headed to hell but rescued and captive of the god of this world (Satan) but redeemed by the One True God.


Heather July 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

I’ve seen a ton of healing and have been healed personally. I had a severe mental illness that Jesus delivered me from. Now my life is wonderful and medication and mental anguish free. I’ve also seen a brain tumor healed. My boyfriend at the time had a huge brain tumor and I laid hands on him an prayed for healing and we both fully believed it would happen and that week when he went to the doctor it was gone and the doctors were stumped. I’ve seen broken legs healed, ankles, and scoliosis. I’ve seen people in wheelchairs get up and walk. The church is afraid of the holy spirit because they don’t understand him. Blasphemy (unbelief) of the holy spirit is the only unforgivable sin as Jesus says. I think the church really needs to think about that. And think about faith. Just because you haven’t seen it yourself doesn’t mean millions haven’t, and if you want god to reveal it to you, ask and you will be amazed!


Heather July 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

And people who are pronounced dead come back all the time. Recently in the news a baby who was dead over 12 hours came back to life. People don’t understand the power of prayer and the child like faith.


Ricky .mussoorie. Uk..india. July 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

.I dont no you… i faith yr pray bicoz god says me. i give you one helper angel….god says me i give you a new life… i need miracle in my life….bicoz this time i feel ded bt my faith is never dai but my faith allwayz amarlt.. …plz you pray for me.. i no god coms tonight.both in drims….bicoz my faith is verry big……i dont no english bt i littil bit….plz sorry for mistake……


Aarti July 8, 2012 at 2:04 am

i am just 19 years old and i have been having joint pain for the last one year,,,,,,,,,,i started attending church almost twice or once in a week or two round about 2 to 3 months back because for Jesus has done so much for me ,,,,,,,i don’t know how this happened but for the last 4 to 5 days my joint pain in my leg is gone completely gone and now i don’t feel the pain AT ALL in my leg joints ,i know he has done such miracles for me ,i am so thankful to Jesus for all great things he has done in my life ,,,,,,,,,,,,:)


Healed August 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I recall the religious authorities interrogating the blind man who Jesus healed. When asked how it all happened, his response was simply: “one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. (Jn 9:25)” As for me, one thing I know, I had malignant melanoma in 2007 and was completely healed by Jesus Christ our Lord. While serving on the mission field I saw a number of miracles that we so often discount today. I wonder why we try so hard to “prove” that miracles have long passed instead of believing in a God that wishes to still bless the people on this planet.

Jack said it as well as anyone could when he said: “perhaps our prayers are not asking for big enough things.” What if God really did want to do more in our midst but like those people in His hometown, we ask for things far too small and don’t stick our necks out enough for Him. I think we could all agree that the church today needs a supernatural move of God. As a matter of fact, I would be willing to bet that if it is not supernatural, then it’s merely superficial. Blessings to the worker of miracles and the Savior of men, the Lord Jesus Christ.


Jack Wellman August 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I loved your post because you said a couple of very important things that most might miss. You said that “God heals” and we can not ever think that we have this power because God heals when He so desires and it is His will…and we can not ever limit God to say, that there are still no more miracles today. That is not so. I so agree with you that we need God to make a supernatural move in our churches for they appear, for the most part, to be a valley of dry bones. Don’t be surprised by God’s ability to do the miraculous. God bless you Healed. We need not only more missionaries like you but we need more like you in the Body of Christ, the church. I will never underestimate God.


Elisabeth September 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Your article is very interesting, yet it is your opinion. Remember what the Bible says in Hebrews 13: Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. I have seen literally thousands of miracles in 30 years of ministry around the world. Undeniable miracles, signs and wonders. Your opinion proves your lack of knowledge of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Isaiah 53:5
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Jesus shed his precious blood for the most important miracle of all: salvation. With His sacrifice on the cross He provided salvation, healing, deliverance, peace, joy, etc. for us.
The proof is in the miracles He still does today! All things are possible to God and to those who believe. Simply believe. Faith in God is trusting in His love, without faith it is impossible to please God.


Atinuke October 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I am severely mentally ill and have been praying for deliverance. I am so sick I can’t attend church. Its really a long story. I am hoping my God will deliver me and restore a sound mind I only want to serve God.


Jack Wellman October 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Hello Atinuke. I am praying for God to do a miracle and in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ that His name be glorified and you are able to be restored and serve God. Let me say that you can still serve God right now. The most powerful thing that any of us can do Atinuke is to pray for the lost, for those who are going thru trials and for Jesus Christ to be glorified in all we do, say or think. I am praying for you friend. Please keep in touch. You can serve God by praying that this website ministers to the saints and to the lost that they can be redeemed to eternal life in Jesus Christ, amen.


Atinuke October 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

My specific prayer request is that a sound mind will be given me and that the cycle of wrong thoughts and images I have in my mind will end.


Jack Wellman October 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Great prayer request Atinuke. I believe the way to put wrong thoughts out of the mind are to put His thoughts into the mind and that is a way to renew your mind (Rom 12:1-2) through daily reading of the Word of God, the Bible.


ZENZO DHLIWAYO January 24, 2013 at 7:09 am

i have a few questions,nowadays we here that people just get money deposited miraculously in their bank accounts,some receive gold during prayer sessions and some get healed from all types of illnesses including HIV and AIDS-these things are happening in most pentecostal churches in Zimbabwe e.g the one led by THE GREAT MAN OF GOD,PROPHET EMMANUEL MAKANDIWA,MY QUESTION IS ARE THESE REALLY MIRACLES FROM GOD? IF SO HOW CAN WE TELL? OR ITS JUST MAGIC AS SOME MEDIA HOUSES CLAIM?


Jack Wellman January 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

Great question Zenzo. One way to tell if its from God or Satan is does it glorify Jesus Christ or the person performing the miracles? Many are just flat lies but Satan CAN do miracles.

“And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.” —Exodus 7:10-12

Bible prophecy is history written in advance. The following verses from the Book of Revelation reveals that the Antichrist will perform miracles to deceive the masses…

“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” —Revelation 13:14

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” —Revelation 16:14

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” —Revelation 19:20

Again, we can tell if its from God or Satan is does it glorify Jesus Christ or the person performing the miracles?


mike madden January 26, 2013 at 3:23 am

I am speaking this sunday at our mens prayer breakfast on the subject of miracles. The reason I am speaking on the subject goes back to an incident that happened to me several years ago. I am praying that my experience will be shown to glorify Jesus, and also praying that it can and will be used as a witnessing tool. Not only my personal miracle but the miracles that happen in others lives. Would like to know your thoughts on useing these experiences in a wittness encounter. Thank you


Jack Wellman January 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hello Mr. Madden. What I really liked about your comment is the desire to glorify Jesus. Awesome for that is our purpose for being created and should be our overriding passion in all we do. I do hope those who read this are not persuaded that I believe God still does not do miracles today for He truly does and how dare I put God in a box and limit Him.

Mr. Madden, please let us know about these miracles for God is still performing mighty miracles so that Jesus’ name is glorified. I believe the greatest miracle is that of human conversion sir. Please let us about your and other miracles. Thank you for coming here sir.


Richard Bekker April 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm

It was great to read all these great comments. Jesus is still alive !! I had so many miracles in my life. I stay in South Africa, was hi-jacked 4 x times, once been shot, once they pulled the trigger and it did not go off. In 2010, I lost my only two brothers (one was murderd and the other one committed suicide). In December 2010 we were armed robbed in our house, been held by gunpoint for 3 hours, raped my wife. Three times they wanted to kill us, but I pleaded with one man and said that Jesus loves him, where he intervened for us. In January 2011, my mother written her vehicle off and landed in ICU, on the way to her, I wrote my vehicle off. For 3 years, I did nothing, but God provided. And then 3 of my employees decided to steal my entire data basis, to start their own business. We got in serious financial trouble and the bank wanted to repossess our house. But one thing, we belief and trust God. I drove one day out of our yard and said to my children, I believe these people that drove past our house, are looking for a property to buy. They said, how do you know it, our property is not on the market. The Holy Spirit just convinced me, and when I approached them, they were looking for a property to buy. Many months there were not enough money to pay our debt and salaries and God provided, sometimes on the last day. I was very sick, admitted into hospital and God healed me ( have the proof). God gave us a new house, exactly what we asked for, as well as a new car. My son drowned many years ago in a pool, and God raised him, and gave him back to us? The devil do attack us, but we know that he comes to steal and destroy. And that Jesus came to give us life and even so more abundantly!! We love Him, His alive, we belief in Him, trust Him and speak His word (faith words). I can tell many more miracles. God is never early, never late, but always on time. I hope that my witness can be an inspiration to some of you! God bless, Richard.


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Jerry Poland May 24, 2013 at 10:22 am

I must say dat ur article about miracles and the contributions has renewed my faith in God to work miracles in my life. I have an open bite maloclussion whch affects my jaws so bad that atimes i support my jaws with ma hands while eating something like biscuits.. I am supposed to undergo an orthonagtic surgery in India to correct this deformity, but i believe that God will heal me miraculosly through your prayers. I dont want to undergo any surg operation. God bless you Sir for this article, soon you will hear my testimony. God bless you!


amanda July 11, 2013 at 7:05 am

good day, i agree with everyone about GOD is good and always there . the only thing i don’t understand is how long must me and my disabled daughter still suffer,,,,, we get treated bad ,no matter how hard i try to keep thing’s right.why , why ,why must disable people suffer so. woman that do drugs, sleep with men. drink and do bad thing’s get healthy children and then thy still abuse them… and pls don’t get me wrong i don’t have a problem with my daughters disability, but really all i wan;t is to make thing’s better for them and give them also blessing’s. i know alot of people that do wrong and did bad thing’s in there life ,,thy get blessed. nana


Sam July 13, 2013 at 5:13 am

Hi Jack,
I can appreciate your desire to know God and to lead others to Christ. However, like Apollos, your academic knowledge has led you astray. I died and was pray for and came back to life and this is over 30 years ago. You’re completely wrong. I have been praying for people with cancer and many other incurable diseases and they have been healed. If God worked miracles in the old testament through the prophets and worked miracles when Christ and His disciples were here what will make Him not perform miracles. You spoil the work of God with your traditions and academic knowledge. Check out your understanding of God. Everything that is written in the Bible is there to warn us or for us to emulate (I Corinthians 10:11). If God still requires us to live holy, live in obedience as he required of the men of old and did the same miracles to show His goodness why will he not perform miracles today. In Mark 15:16, he commanded His disciples to go to the ends of the world and preach the gospel and these signs and miracles and wonders will follow all those who believe. He says behold I am with you till the end of ages. If was not with the men in the old testament and why is that if He is gone back to Heaven He has now ceased to work wonders, miracles and signs. If you truly know Jesus who is the same yesterday, today and forever, you would not be teaching the kind of exposition we have here. We are in period of 21 days fast and the miracles that are already reported no one can dispute that. As a scientist, I was nearly indoctrinated to believe that God no longer works miracles. But my own testimony cannot be denied. Jack there are innumerable evidence to indicate that you are wrong. Seek after Jesus because your theology is leading you astray. I think I am blunt but that’s what you need to help you seek Jesus.
Check your doctrine carefully because by it you will save yourself and your hearers (1 Tim 4:16).


James August 15, 2013 at 12:19 am


Chek out the following Christian documentaries
Finger if God
Furious love
Father of lights
All is done for the glory of God and people are seeing Gid do miracles all the time. Yes people being saved is most important but God is also pouring out his love through the Holy Spirit!!


John December 1, 2013 at 4:28 am

Pastor, I have few statements were people say and believe it, they are:
1) There are no miracles these days and
2) Healing powers are given by God only to Apostles.
3) Apostles, whom they lay their hands on, only those people will get healed……

How far are these statements true ?


Jack Wellman December 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

Thank you John for your comment. Let me start with number one John: “There are no miracles today.” I do not believe that God is still not working miracles today. Do you? I hope not. I can’t limit God. I never said in this article that there are no miracles these days and so why would you ask me that sir?


John December 2, 2013 at 1:49 am

sir, thanks for your reply… I don’t know whether am asking the right thing or not, so pls excuse me if i go wrong anywhere.

1) One quote from Bible that God is not performing miracle today. (If yes)
2)One quote from Bible that God is still performing miracles today. (If yes)


Jack Wellman December 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

There are not quotes that God is not performing miracles today so I believe, as I wrote in this article, that He still is doing miracles but always when HE wants and for HIS glory alone and not man’s glory or for man’s credit.

There is also no quote that God IS performing miracles today but we know that we can not limit God to say that He is not doing miracles today. What do you believe? Why are you asking? Do you not believe that He still does miracles or that He does not do them anymore?


John December 2, 2013 at 8:59 am

Thanks for your reply sir.

I do believe in today’s miracles.

Thanks for all your replies once again…


Jack Wellman December 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

You’re welcome John. I wish I could have been more help to you sir. Thank you for your questions.


Steve January 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm

If you search “Faith” in the Bible, many times you will find faith to be personal, other than in the book of Acts.
God gives me my own choice to believe or not to believe.
It is by my own Faith that I believe.
When I pray, it is by my Faith that I believe God hears me.
I believe God is moved by our Faith in Him and in answer to faithful prayer still heals people today.


mare December 15, 2014 at 10:30 am

Steve, there is nothing in us that would want God in our life. We are totally wanting to be the god of our own life. God must first regenerate our mind and spirit that we would seek Him. He then shows us our sinful hearts, that we are against Him in all we do. Once our eyes are opened to our condition, we are un done. What must we do? we ask. The Holy Spirit then reveals Jesus Christ as our Savior. “I am the Way the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

“For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” 1 Cor. 4:7

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned” Rom 12:3 Even the measure of faith that you have has been given you by God.

Focusing too much on self, we miss the whole concept of salvation. Once our condition has been revealed to us, and that we are enemies of God, we see that the wrath of God abides on the unsaved. “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36 It is the Holy Spirit that reveals, with all power. How could we reject such a compelling force?

This is why we are told in Rom. 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” God has done this for us!

28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.” Before you were knit together in your mother’s womb, he knew you. Psm 139:13 Jer. 1:5

He already knows who are His! Those that do not believe were never His from the beginning. “According to your faith, be it done to you.” Matt. 9:29


Jim January 21, 2014 at 5:44 am

I assume the author is referring to the western church, when he claims that there are no authenticated reports of (the referenced) miracles occurring in ‘the modern’ church of today. All that is needed is a group of people who are hungry for Jesus and who are open to the Holy Spirit doing His thing, then signs and wonders will naturally flow. Unfortunately not many in western society are hungry for Jesus, like they are elsewhere in the world. I have encountered many miracles in poverty-stricken Islamic nations, with people who are so hungry for Jesus. These signs and wonders then bring in the Muslim people to see what’s going on, just like when Paul writes that he didn’t come with words but with a demonstration of power, then before you know it the Holy Spirit has come upon them and they’re wanting to forsake not only religion and culture for this Jesus, but family too! Nothing can beat that. Why? Because this is actually living out the gospel.

I have come across missionaries who have encountered ALL of those miracles referenced as not being ‘authentically reported’ in the ‘modern’ church, including that of Acts 5 experiences. I’m sure you would have to agree with me when I say that it is far more biblical for a Christian to experience signs and wonders, than for a group of Christians to gather in a building every Sunday?

All of the disciples we read of in scripture walked in authority and in power. If these examples are not for the Christian today, then what example do we have to follow?


Nehemiah May 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm

The author mentions in the “Theology vs History” section that The gospels and acts were simply showing history while the later books were about theology. Does this mean then that nothing in the Gospels matters. That reading the gospels should be no more than a fun thing to do? Do all of the words uttered by Jesus mean nothing? I don’t believe this to be true. The gospels contain theology as well and are just as relevant (if not more relevant) than any of the latter books. I would also like to point out that very little verses were used and the verses that were used were completely unrelated. If Jesus preformed miracles and the apostles preformed miracles, then we can preform and believe in miracles, unless their is a scripture that says otherwise.


Chris March 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Excellent point sir, which I wonder why I dont see a response to here. James 5:15 “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well” I didn’t make up the power of God, and the ability to receive healing through a vessel of the Holy Spirit, which is us. I just found it in the Bible, so nobody can be mad at me for my belief.


tamara harvey September 1, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I know that is God who heal all who he wants to am not sure am understanding all that i read because the bible aay if anyone is sicj amiyng u let them take the sick to the elders of the church and they should pray and anoint them with oil and they will be heal and there sin b forgivin


mare December 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

What a great article. I love your writings because you are a man of God. How refreshing that God is still raising up those whom He has called to be pastors/teachers. I am thanking Him for you, and the boldness and giftings He has placed in you. I am sorry, as I have noticed that God also uses you to stir the inner parts of man and that comes out in many of the comments which are rude, arrogant and seem to dispute your very knowledge of His word. We are being conformed to the image of Christ. “…learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Thank you for your humble spirit.


Jack Wellman December 15, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Hello Mare. Thank you so much for your very kind words. It is rare for believers to be so encouraging today (sadly) but your words were to me like a cool drink of water in the wilderness. I thank God for you that there are still “Barnabas'” out there and I covet such believers like you in the Body of Christ where I am an under-shepherd to the Great Shepherd. Wow…thank you again.


PJ December 17, 2014 at 9:17 pm


Thank you for this article. This article gave me greater light as I am preparing a message which will slightly touch on healing. Lord willing I can grab a copy of one of your books!

God bless your minsitry!


Jack Wellman December 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Thank you so much for your encouragement my friend. As a bi-vocational pastor, I appreciate the support of any books purchased as the church I am pastor of pays me no salary. May God bless you too and thank you for your blessing. I hope your message goes well. Please let me know how it turns out.


Randy B Davis February 1, 2015 at 11:30 am

Hello Pastor Wellman,

Hello and I in all sincerity hope you are doing well. I certainly enjoyed your article and the truth that it holds. I was very impressed that you were able to gather this truthful information from the NIV of the Holy Bible. I’ve done a quite through study of different Bible versions and even read the NIV version twice without any affect or change in myself in the past. However, today and I a new creature in Christ thanks to the Lord. I choose to study using the King James version of the Holy Bible now and it is so refreshing and actually fun to read.

“Did you know that Zondervan publishers (who publish the New international Version of the Bible) is owned by Harper Collins? Harper Collins also publishes The Joy of Gay Sex and The Satanic Bible. Tragically, many professed Christians know this yet continue to use their corrupted NIV bible. Oh how apostate America has become when even it’s professed Christians are using corrupted Bibles that blasphemy and dishonor the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is absolute blasphemy what the NIV translators did to Philippians 2:6…
King James Bible: “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

New International Version: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,”

Verse 5 makes it clear that this Scripture is speaking about Jesus Christ, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” The NIV butchers have gone 180 degrees the opposite direction of the truth by saying that Jesus couldn’t grasp equality with God. The Bible teaches that Jesus is not only equal with God, but Jesus is Almighty God. In fact, Jesus self-proclaimed Himself as Almighty God in Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

I am telling you this NOT to discourage you, I am telling you this to enlighten you and your members in the body of Christ. There are many more issues with the NIV that you should be aware of and if your interested I would be happy to point you to those resources as well.

Here is another source:
“The NIV perverts Jesus Christ into Lucifer!

Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan’s grandest desire, “I will be like the most High.” And with a little subtil perversion – the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 grants Satan’s wish!

ISAIAH 14:12: The KJB reads, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning!. . .” The NIV PERversion reads, “How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn. . .” The NIV change “Lucifer” to “MORNING STAR”.

BUT WAIT. . . I thought the Lord Jesus Christ was the MORNING STAR?

Doesn’t Revelation 22:16 say, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and MORNING STAR”.

The NIV CLEARY AND BLATANTLY makes LUCIFER — The Lord Jesus Christ! WHAT BLASPHEMY! WHAT PERVERSION! And Christians claim the NIV is a “better translation”!

I am also aware of how many of the so called faith healers are healing others through EVIL sources. They are performing these miracle healings through Satan by giving him homage while performing these cheap imitations! Jesus healed completely while forgiving sins at the same time. A lot of these faith healers are giving homage to Satan using Satan hands signs taught by Anton Levay who was head of the Church of Satan before he died and was sent to HELL!

I have many screen shots of a group of faith healers that are using these hand signs while performing healing in what they say is in the name of Jesus. So I am very happy that you wrote this article and are exposing the lies so these folks who are in darkness.

If you would like more information about Bible versions or false signs and wonders I would be happy to point you in that direction. Many Pastors, Elders and Church members have been fooled by the teachings theology professors into believing a lie so I don’t hold that against you. We all need to pray that we are getting the truth of the love of God and his word.

Thank you for you faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and may God Bless your Ministry,



mare February 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Dear Randy, Sadly, many Christians get caught up in “setting the rest of us straight”, as if God only shares with them, because they happened to stumble across some web site, or someone told them the information they so liberally disperse.

I have found it to be a better study to find out the background on each different translation. My particular favorite is the ESV. I was taught from the KJV and our church still prefers to use this. We were always told to compare the version we are reading with the KJV.

As far as the different publishers, each one carries the KJV and the NIV. As far as distant holders in the companies, today it is hard to find any that do not have some weirdness in the “family tree”. Actually Rupert Murdock is more an owner of Zondervan than Harper Collins. Satan is as busy as ever during these times because he knows his time is short. He likes nothing better than to distract us from getting into God’s word with these eye catching tales.

Do you think if you really were operating in the love of Christ, you would have formed your letter as you have? You would humbly share what you had read and not come across as you knowing more that all of us and accusing others of having evil intentions. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 ESV (read vs 1-9 for context).

Just remember when you are helping others in showing the way more perfectly, to compare the version they are reading with the KJV, so they do not get far off. The rest of what you were saying to a man of God and a pastor were just puffed up words. And he is well equipped to teach without your vast knowledge, as his intentions appear to always be in pleasing God. He is called by God and therefore is led by God in how to teach the people God has placed in his care.

I always take myself to 1 Corinthians 13 ever so often to see how I am doing. I will do that when I finish here. As we are told in 1 Corinthians 8: “We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. 2 And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.” NKJV
Also, you may want to ask Pastor Wellman if he has a good book to recommend on the Problematics of Translation.


Randy B Davis February 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

Hello and Greetings to you mare,

I would like to thank you for responding to my comment from above and would like to with all meekness and humility respond to your response to me. I in no way did I want to offend the good Pastor Jack Wellman and in my own way I complemented him for his knowledge and faith.

Most of my response that I formed was from other websites that work to compare the different versions. This is a website as well, not so to different from the ones I quoted from and gave reference to besides my experience. It would do you well to read them and compare your versions of the Bible with the truth!

I hope you, your readers or Pastor Jack Wellman are not offended by my reference to Hell because we are to warn and reprove others who sway from the truth.

Can we reprove somebody with all meekness and humility? Again, please forgive me if my words are not pleasing to the ear when read aloud.

The following verse pertains to those perverting the true word of God or anything else that doesn’t line up with God’s words.:

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.


The NIV completely takes away very good verses from the true Word of God: Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14, Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 17:36, 23:17, John 5:4, Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:28, Romans 16:24 and 1 John 5:7!

Here is a comparison of a verse that should make any true Christian steer away from the NIV and go with the KJV a proven translation:

1 Timothy 3:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Timothy 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit,[a] was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

THE NIV version takes out the fact that ‘He’ is GOD and not just a regular person in that verse.

You also quoted from the ESV and the NKJV and I, not some other websites have compared them against the KJV a proven version and found them to be almost as equally as bad as the NIV. I had a very nice copy of the NKJV beautifully bound but it had errors in it and I WILL NOT compromise with the true word of GOD!

I don’t know about you but I love God the Father and the Glorious and wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ enough to defend the Word of God.

No, I don’t want to come across as offensive and rude but no matter how I word it, it’s going to be offensive to people who make money off of versions that pervert the Word of God.

The fact is that the NIV version contradicts it’s own words and is missing 64,576 words! Do you not think those missing words are important?

We see here that the Lord warns us about adding or taking away the words of God:

Deuteronomy 4:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Proverbs 30:6 King James Version (KJV)

6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Revelation 22:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

Maybe I was too upfront and harsh about loving the Lord enough to defend his Word and if it offended you or your readers, please by all means forgive me. I have and will continue to pray for you. I certainly was offended myself when you questioned my love for the Lord and if I was a true Christian.

Was Jesus offended here?:

Matthew 21:12-13 King James Version (KJV)

12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

What’s the difference between the Lord getting offended about people doing those things in the house of prayer and perverting the Word of God? He wasn’t happy about that and I’m sure he’s not happy about moneychangers profiting from perverted versions of his Word either. Do you agree or dis agree?

I also compared the verses you sent me from the NIV and ESV with the KJV and found the meaning to be different in them as well. Why go through the waste of time and agony in trying to understand compromised versions compared to true versions when that time could be used serving the Lord? Money, right?

I call for all to repent and serve the Lord in Spirit and Truth!

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

You and your readers are welcome to review this video from a true man of God titled:

Can a translation of God’s word be perfect?

Thank you for allowing me to post my response on your website, Randy


mare February 2, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Hello again Randy. I am not sure what you want, as you seem to just want to be “right.” “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Heb. 4:12 KJV.

The word of God is His personal word to each one of us, and the tool he uses to conform us to the image of Christ. If our focus is on us being right, we will miss the words of God that He intends to work in our life, that transform each one of us personally. You may not like the messenger, but if you could look past the one bringing the Scripture, you can receive from Him, not another human. This takes true humility. A pastor I had would tell of how he would take a negative letter from someone in his congregation, one that listed everything he was doing wrong. He would spread out the letter before God and ask, “Lord, what of this is truth and something you want changed in my life to better serve You?”

“16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Tim 3:16-17 KJV

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 1:2 KJV

What Bible did the disciples use in the church in Acts? In Acts 2:42: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking bread and in prayers.” KJV

“7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8 And they remembered his words,
9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
31And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
44And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24 KJV

Salvation is a supernatural thing that happens to each one of us that has had our sinful condition and enmity toward God revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. God also reveals to us through the Holy Spirit the only way to reconciliation with God is through Jesus Christ.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Isaiah 52:7) Romans 10:13-15 KJV
Once our eyes have been opened supernaturally by the Holy Spirit, we are told to go and preach the same word that opened out eyes to others, that they too might believe.
Then we devote ourselves to the study of the word of God. Nowhere does it tell us to study the KJV. God is more than able to speak to His own. We all need an accurate translation of the word of God, thank you for your reminder to us. The important thing is that He is able to speak to us as He promises. His word is alive, able to change us into His image. No longer enemies. What is the most important Randy? Isn’t it to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” The last words of Jesus to his disciples in Matthew 28:19-20. The King James was not even thought of at this time. So, not quite as important as the truth of the Gospel. Which we should all preach to ourselves daily, because we forget it.

And again, as you have responded to Pastor Wellman’s article, so I put all of my words or quoted Scripture to you under Pastor Wellman’s discernment. Randy, we are told: “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

May God bless you with revelation knowledge of His love for you.


Randy B Davis February 2, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Thank you very much and God Bless you mare,

I loved the fact that you used the KJV of the Holy Bible to respond to my latest response again. It’s NOT that I want to be right, I believe that we all are required to be doers of the Word and not just hears of the Word. I also believe that we are to heed to God’s warning about adding to or taking away from the Word of God and not to diminish it in any way. The NIV does all of those things. If you or we keep defending the NIV version or any of the versions that does those things then we are disobeying the Commandments of the Most Holy and Glorious Lord and Savior that we have.

The New International Version (NIV) removes 17 complete verses, 64,576 words so anybody should easily see that it’s in violation of God’s commandments not to add to or take away from the Holy Bible.

I certainly don’t want the Lord to come against me for not following his commandments, do you? Here they are again for a reminder to all.

Deuteronomy 4:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Proverbs 30:6 King James Version KJV
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Revelation 22:18 KJV
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

I want what the same thing that the Lord wants us to do and yes I pray often so I present myself in a more humble and meek way. Please pray for me as well because I can use all the help from the Lord that he will allow me to have.

I have researched the validity of the King James Bible and I am convinced that it is the most accurate copy of the Word of God available today. The following link has one of the best articles that I have read that shows the chronology of the King James Version of the Holy Bible. There are many more articles about the Lord’s Word at that site written by different authors just like your website does.

I guess you have to believe the God can preserve every word of The Word of God. I believe he’s still in charge and knows every thought and ever thing each and every one of us do. He is Holy, Glorious, Amazing and Wonderful. Yes, he still performs the miracle of Salvation in those who believe and who read his true Word even more.

I’m pretty sure he didn’t preserve those versions that pervert his Word, do you? Think about your answer carefully because the Lord is listening to your thoughts and words.

I’m NOT doing this Work because I am puffed up and want attention. Notice, I only use my first name so I’m not seeking any credit or favors from man.

May God Bless all those who come in line with his true written Word!



Jack Wellman February 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Thanks Randy…this post is a bit old but we do now and have for some times used the ESV but myself, I prefer to still use the KJV in preaching. It is truly spot on.


Randy B Davis February 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Thank you Pastor Wellman,

May God Bless you and help you bring many lost souls to salvation. I wish I were there to hear some of your sermons.

Thank your your wonderful response.



Jack Wellman February 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Thank you sir…I tell my church this frequently: Part of my sermon today will be perfect…the part where I read out of the Bible!” True? Yes, for sure! If you want to critique to see, you can see/hear them (as bad as they might be) at:


Chris March 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Great article, many great points. However, I have to disagree with some of it. I do believe in healing and miracles, and the power of faith. Of course, not every person you lay hands on is going to be healed, there are higher powers going on. The devil is also still at work. But the laying of hands, and the power of faith is still very relevant today. James 5:15 “And the prayer offered up in faith will make the sick person well”. Jesus told us in the Great Commission to heal the sick and cast out Demons. But if that were only meant for the Disciples, than that means the Great Commission was only meant for them as well! Just sharing my thoughts. God Bless


Jack Wellman March 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Thanks Chris. I do not say that God cannot still do miracles my brother and I feel we are not in complete disagreement but God does not heal everyone today so you and I agree on that. As for casting out Demons that can be done but Jesus said it takes fasting and prayers. We cannot raise the dead but God can do this. We cannot do anything but God alone has the power to heal so not all believers can do everything the disciples did because there would be more raising from the dead but I will not limit what God can do and yes, He is still doing miracles but never is it the work of man but of God through men, right? The verse in James 5 also points to the context of “and if there are sins (which might be the possible cause of the sickness) they will be forgiven but who does the real healing? James 5:15 “And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” Make sense sir? Anyway, isn’t the greatest miracle that of conversion for is someone is healed, they will die again but if someone believes in Christ, they will have eternal life. Isn’t that the greater miracle sir?


Chris May 6, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Mr. Wellman, the purpose of the Gift of the Holy Spirit that we witness in Acts 2, is to comfort us, and empower us to go and heal the sick and cast out demons. Yes, God is the one who heals, and he is the one who raises people from the dead, and we see him do it through the Apostle Paul. He is the one who heals, but we are vessels to carry that out. If you look at all of the miracles Jesus performed, he makes it clear to them that their faith caught his attention, and their faith was a catalyst to the healing. If God is the one who decides to heal, what is the point in praying? What is the purpose in praying and believing for someone to be healed?


Jack Wellman May 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Because God commands us to pray always! Luke 18:1 “And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.” Paul was always praying for the church and prayed 3 times to be healed but God said “my grace is sufficient for you His power is made perfect in weakness” and Paul said 1 Thess 5:17 to pray without ceasing. Are these wrong? Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. God never promises anywhere to heal everyone, everywhere and at all times that we pray. Jesus healed many with sicknesses in this account, but left others who had not yet received healing. While we may not know all of His reasons, it is evident God sometimes has purposes for a person’s life that includes not healing a particular problem at the time or in the way in which we would choose.

Why would God sometimes not heal a person? Sometimes God allows a person to suffer for the name of Christ. Paul’s calling included this aspect of suffering: “I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name” (Acts 9:16). At other times, sickness simply occurs as part of the imperfect human condition. Bodies age; bones wear down. At still other times, God allows sickness as a form of judgment. For example, the Corinthian believers who took the Lord’s Supper with irreverence were judged with physical sickness and even death (1 Corinthians 11:30). When someone is healed, aren’t they going to die again so what’s more important…being healed only to die again or to tell others how they might have eternal life. The greatest miracle for us is that we can receive eternal life, isn’t it…and the miracle of human conversion, isn’t it?

Does God still heal supernaturally? Many modern accounts seem to indicate He does, though caution should be used in evaluating such claims. Further, God’s ability to heal supernaturally does not negate the important role of obtaining appropriate medical help during times of need. Jesus did not speak against those who sought help from doctors (Mark 5:26) and encouraged medical assistance at times (Luke 10:34). In summary, God can and often does heal. Yet sometimes God chooses to heal slowly or even not all in this life, often for reasons not understood at the time. Regardless of how God chooses to act, we can trust He is perfect in all His ways and knows the best way to respond to all those who turn to Him for help in their time of need.


Tony May 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Was born again three years ago age 53, now waiting for diagnosis on possible terminal disease?


mare May 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

“God never promises anywhere to heal everyone, everywhere and at all times that we pray.
Jesus healed many with sicknesses in this account, but left others who had not yet received healing. While we may not know all of His reasons, it is evident God sometimes has purposes for a person’s life that includes not healing a particular problem at the time or in the way in which we would choose.”
Pastor, thank you for your post and your teaching. And for giving the opportunity to respond. From my study and meditation I find that Jesus healed all who came to Him. I believe we can confuse Jesus healing with those in the church healing. In the book of Acts we read that only the apostles healed, not all the followers. In James we are told if anyone is sick to call for the elders.
God does not promise to heal everyone everywhere, as you said. However, Jesus healed all who came to Him because He would have no credibility if He did not. He is God.
I believe that is why Jesus told His disciples (the twelve) when they asked why couldn’t they have healed the one brought to them, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” Mat. 17:21 Man must know that he is only man, even as Jesus tells us in John 5:19, So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” We are not Jesus, to whom all authority has been given. We can do nothing without Him.
For Tony, I am praying that God reveal Himself as Creator and Lord in such a way as to receive Him as such in his inner man and be strengthened and anchored. That he know as you said, “Regardless of how God chooses to act, we can trust He is perfect in all His ways and knows the best way to respond to all those who turn to Him for help in their time of need.”
1 John 4:15-21
15Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19We love him, because he first loved us. 20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
God bless you Pastor and thank you for your ministry. Thank you for keeping this post open, as healing will always be a sought after study. Not something that we must conjur up faith to understand, but that faith that we so desperately need comes from God the Father that we might fully see the Son. “Look! Look unto Me!”


Jack Wellman May 7, 2015 at 9:56 am

Thank you Mare for your kind words. The link you provided is absolutely awesome…Charles Spurgeon, the so-called “prince of preachers” is one the greatest theologians, authors, and pastors of all time. I thank God for him and for you too.


McWilton June 20, 2015 at 7:07 am

You can only DOUBT a MIRACLE and cannot DENY it or we are putting God in a BOX.


David Harrison August 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Miracles Still Happen

God is still in the business of miracles. I believe that the greatest miracle of all is that of converting a blind sinner to see their sin and to change the human heart; from one of serving the god of this world to seeing their own sin and the need of a Savior in Jesus Christ. The miracle of human conversion is actually greater than any healing miracle because this brings eternal life in Christ. A healing miracle is only temporary. The person healed will eventually die but the one that is born-again has inherent eternal life that can never be lost and that person can live with God for eternity, never to die again (John 3:16).

I do not agree with you on this point. if someone recognizes their sin it is because they have accepted the holy spirit even if they do not realize it.


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