The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Miracle? Or not?

We don't 'decide' but look for God's work

The virgin birth and the Resurrection are accepted as miracles, but casting out demons is often interpreted as first-century psychotherapy. On what basis do Lutherans decide which miracles to accept in faith and which to rationalize?

Where is the rapture in the Bible? A bumper sticker reads: "In case of the rapture, this car will be driverless." Images come to mind: pilotless planes, surgeonless operating rooms. It's one thing to visualize two people walking in the field and one being taken, but another to think of a 747 half full, without a pilot. What do Lutherans believe about the rapture?

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