Blog 176

December 7, 2020


Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Church with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.


Lee Strobel started out as an atheist. Along the way, his investigations of miracles turned him into a believer. A journalist with a Master of studies from Yale, he became a best-selling author. In his The Case for Miracles Strobel explores both the doubts and experiences of people who experienced divine interventions. He found that 67% of American believe miracles are possible. Only 15% said no. An eye popping 94,792,000 believe they have experienced a miracle. If you have doubts, Strobel’s book will prove helpful. Here’s an example of his findings.

A nine-year-old British girl was diagnosed with deafness. Apparently, a virus had damaged the nerves in both of her ears. A well-credentialed physician examined the girl and certified her condition. The records indicate her diagnosis was untreatable bilateral sensorinetural deafness. The girl was deaf … end of story … until…

Because she didn’t want to wear hearing devices, the girl began to pray specifically for a healing. Family and friends joined her. Her mother felt a definite prompting to ask God to help her daughter. The girl felt that God was specifically telling her to ask for release. She kept reading passages in the Bible like, … if you have faith like a child, … if any among you is ill, lay on hands… ask and you shall receive.

The girl had to return to an audiologist because one of her hearing aids was damaged at school. The problem was fixed and she went home. The next evening, she realized something was different. Jumping out of bed, she ran down stairs proclaim, “Mummy, I can hear!”

When her mother tested her, she discovered her daughter could even hear a whisper. The audiologists refused to believe her. But after she was tested, the audiologist confessed she had never seen anything like what had happened. Both ears tested normal.

Lee Strobel’s conclusion is believing in the miraculous is intellectually acceptable.

Can 94,792,000 people be wrong? I don’t think so.

My latest books:

I Marched with Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II Alongside One of the U.S. Army’s Greatest Generals!

by Frank Sisson (Author), Robert L. Wise (Author)

You can find I MARCHED WITH PATTON on Amazon.

82 Days on Okinawa: One American’s Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War’s Greatest Battle!

by Art Shaw (Author), Robert L. Wise (Author)

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA on Amazon.

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