General LDS Information
Basic LDS Beliefs
LDS Videos
Critics' Questions
Submitted Questions
Scriptures/LDS Literature
LDS Temples
Music and Arts
LDS Online Stores
Priesthood, Humor, Miscel.
Site Map

Suggest a Site
Now accepting banner ads!

Bookmark and Share

NATALIE - Noah's flood; the plagues of Egypt; the parting of the Red sea; Sodom and Gomorrah; the walls of Jericho; Serpent healing Israelites; Sun and moon standing still; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fire; Daniel and the Lions den; Jonah in belly of fish; Jesus turning water into wine; raising a man from the dead; Walking on water, feeding 4,000, etc We claim we have the fullness of the Gospel now along with Prophets, Apostles, and the priesthood, but why do we not today see these big more dramatic displays that affect a much larger audience of people like there were in the Old and New Testaments and even the Book of Mormon times?

JOEL - One thing to consider is the time depth and the telescoping of history as written in the scriptures which gives the impression of frequent big miracles, when they were actually quite unusual and scattered over long periods even hundreds or thousands of years. The church is not even 200 years old and already we have seen the visitation of God himself, countless angels witnessed by many, miraculous verbatim dictation/translation of the entire Book of Mormon, and new revelations, etc. Considering the great miracles surrounding the restoration of the gospel, we might not see any more big miracles until the second coming.
It is also possible that because of our increase of faith and ability of our prophets to receive direct revelation from God we don't need the same kinds of big miracles/manifestations that the early saints or those in the Bible received. I think for now we need to be satisfied with the small personal miracles that are brought about in the lives of people through their faith.

Return to top
Return to Questions