Is Christ a deceiver?

September 1, 2020

If you expel miracles from the life of Christ, you destroy the identity of Christ and the gospels. Even a neutral attitude toward the miraculous element in the gospels is impossible.  The claim to work miracles is not the least important element of our Lord's teachings. Nor are the miracles wrought by him merely an ornament to his life. They are interwoven with his entire life. The moral integrity of our Lord's character is dependent upon the reality of his miracles, because if he were a deceiver, he would not be what he claimed to be.  Therefore, we cannot put asunder two things which God has joined together, namely, the beauty of Christ's character and the reality of the miracles that he worked.