• Michael Haldas

Supernatural


“Many in our world today mock the supernatural. They deny the reality of the spiritual world and claim that only what can be seen and felt is real.” (Life Application Study Bible, 2 Peter 2:10-12)

“The supernatural is all around us but we don’t perceive it because it seems too ordinary. We expect it to be sensational to the five physical senses which it is not, and confuse it with the paranormal. It is only perceived by the sixth sense, so to speak, to those who have “eyes that can see” and “ears that can hear.” They understand that it manifests in the ordinary while at the same time being extraordinary. An itinerant Preacher in a small locale who trained twelve men of questionable talent who ignited the spread of the truth across the globe should perhaps be our first clue.” (Sacramental Living Blog)

“Christianity is perceived as separated from real spiritual vitality and mystery. It seems like a religion of rules and standards. Surprisingly, the Christian faith today is perceived as disconnected from the supernatural world—a dimension that the vast majority of outsiders believe can be accessed and influenced.” (David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons)

“The Christian life, properly lived, is never “merely” moral. It is lived in union with the life of God in a mode of existence that is described as the “Kingdom of God.” Christ gave commandments to all: love your neighbor, forgive your enemies, etc. At one point, He sent out His disciples two-by-two with a different commandment: “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons, freely you have received freely give. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand’.” There was nothing in this latter commandment that was “merely” moral. It was a supernatural inbreaking of the Kingdom of God through the obedience of His disciples.” (Father Stephen Freeman)

“We are inclined to gratify the cravings of our sinful nature, following its desires and thoughts, contradicting God’s commands. This is why we must experience radical regeneration by the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit.” (Foundation Study Bible, Psalms 51:5)

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