Were the miracles that Jesus did real or were they myths and folklore?
Some people compare Jesus’ miracles with Greek mythology and other tales of both the supernatural and bizarre. But if these events were folklore Jesus and his disciples would have gone before a crowd and told a tale of Jesus performing this miracle or that miracle. Jesus did not do that, instead he did miracles in front of people for them to witness. This makes it history based on eyewitness testimony. Jesus did miracles to testify that he was indeed the Messiah, the Christ. It was never to show off but to give people a visual sign of who he claimed to be.
“Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. “
The miracles that Jesus did were never denied by those who did not believe that Jesus was the Messiah, but ask how he did them. They wanted to know where he received the power and authority.
Jesus entered the temple courts and while he was teaching, the chief priest and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”
Myths and folklore have no eyewitnesses to verify the truthfulness of the event. The miracles of Jesus has many eyewitnesses and thus makes these events history not myths.