ROTW Certified Statistic

Beliefs

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49% of Americans don’t believe miracles still happen today.

This ROTW Certified Statistic is based on the following research:

Do Believe:

51%   General Social Survey, 2012

47%   Religious Knowledge Survey, Pew Research Center, 2010

61%   National Study of Youth and Religion, 2008

47%   U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, Pew Research Center, 2007

49%   Baylor Religion Surveys, Baylor University, 2007

 

Scriptural Context

Belief in the supernatural is difficult to ignore. In spite of America’s declining respect for the Bible as God’s Inspired Word, believe in miracles continues to span all age groups. Young people are just as likely to believe in miracles as older Americans.

The spectacular spread of the Gospel in the early church can be attributed to a great degree to God’s miraculous intervention in the lives of hurting people—those suffering from emotional, spiritual and physical pain. God still is a miracle working God. Even though we can’t explain how, when, or why God performs a miracle, we affirm that God knows all things and works according to his purposes for all those who love the Lord.

  • When [Jesus] went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Matthew 14:14 (ESV)
  • And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs. Mark 16:20 (NLT)
  • Everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone. Luke 6:19 (NLT)
  • Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NLT)
  • Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes. Acts 3:16 (NLT)
  • Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Acts 19:11-12 (NKJV)
  • Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.  James 5:14-15 (NKJV)
  • If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him. He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles. Job 5:8-9 (NLT)
  • He alone is your God, the only one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done these mighty miracles that you have seen with your own eyes. Deuteronomy 10:21 (NLT)
  • I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27 (NLT)
  • But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was for our iniquities . . .  and by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)
  • A woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. And Jesus said, “Who is the one who touched Me?”. . . When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” Luke 8:43-48 (NASB)
  • There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick . . . he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die . . . The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.” Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home. While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well. He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!”Then, the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus. John 4:46-53 (NLT)