Skeptics, Negativity & Miracles

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I was trolling through the gospels recently when something occurred to me. When Yeshua went to Nazareth, the writer of Matthew said, “he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.” (Matt. 13:58) Similarly, the writer of Mark said, “he could not do many miracles there,” and further, that Yeshua “was amazed at their lack of faith.” (Mark 6:5-6) This is interesting: something about the mentality of skeptics impedes the miracle process.

I couldn’t help but let my mind wonder on this. Have you ever been in a room when somebody intense and full of negative energy walks in? Is it not the case that such a person can deflate and suck the energy out of an otherwise upbeat gathering? So must it be with the presence of doubters and scoffers, so full of confidence in their own knowledge and opinions! I propose a rudimentary hypothesis: faith and belief allow wave function collapse; skepticism and doubt impede it. Is this not borne out in certain evidences? That placeboes work? That cheerfulness and faith are beneficial to healing? That doubt and negativity impede healing? That a man can literally think himself to ill health or radiance?

Food for thought, if nothing else.

One comment

  1. dale


    without a doubt, yes. if the kingdom of god is within everyone, how could we not have the latent, or blatant ability to manifest either the positive or negative by our words, thoughts and actions?

    i’ve experienced both the light and dark, especially within the context of the power of prayer. i see this and i know it’s real.

    skeptics will be skeptics, even as much as that have decided that they do not, will not, or cannot believe. i do not think that it’s not part of their own willful doing that they are how they are.

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