Single Idea 20716

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / e. Miracles]

Full Idea

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Gist of Idea

False prophets will perform wonders to deceive even the elect


St Mark (02: Gospel of St Mark [c.66], 13:22), quoted by Brian Davies - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Book Reference

Davies,Brian: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion' [OUP 1993], p.210

A Reaction

This casts a rather different light on the miracles of Jesus, since they were performed in a context in which even Jesus believed that lots of people (and not just the son of God) could perform miracles. Undermines any Argument from Miracles.