What is the difference between Magic and Miracle?

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  1. aiqueman profile image60
    aiquemanposted 7 years ago

    What is the difference between Magic and Miracle?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image83
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago


    Magic is a "trick" using slight of hand or distraction to give the "illusion" of something appearing or vanishing.
    A miracle defies explanation because there is no way to prove it was a trick. A miracle is also generally a "solution" to a problem!
    Magic is nothing more than a form of entertainment.

    1. aiqueman profile image60
      aiquemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Magic is an entertainment and Miracle is not!....Thanks

  3. unvrso profile image87
    unvrsoposted 7 years ago

    Magic is human made and miracle is spiritual or unexplicable occurring event.

    1. aiqueman profile image60
      aiquemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think,Miracle is also human made as Magic!

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    Max Harmonposted 7 years ago

    Miracles are a step up into reality and knowledge, whereas magic, which is illusionary, is a step down from reality.  We have knowledge about the tensile property of water and how to use gravity and electromagnetism as tools.  Yashua walked on the water because his knowledge of the sciences of reality exists at a level beyond ours where faith becomes command.  Perhaps if we used more than one tenth or one quarter of our minds, we could better control the elements in our environment and move mountains, as it were.  The parting of the Red Sea may be scientifically explainable by the near fly-by to Earth of a tossed planetoid targeted like a dart hitting a bulls eye.  But it seems the miracle would always remain in the mind that set into motion from a virtual infinity ago the near fly by of two heavenly bodies and the events of the Exodus to intersect at the perfectly set time.  But the intellect of "God" is not a miracle to Him.  Magic is called dark knowledge in old circles because its intent is to escape, elude or delude one from reality and is therefore a knowledge that doesn't serve any purpose for shedding light or conveying truth or actual knowledge.  But it is entertaining when one cannot figure out the trick, which with beings that only use a fraction of their minds, is usually the case.

    1. aiqueman profile image60
      aiquemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Max,there is these Magician called Chris Angel,He had walked on water and Jesus walked on water,so whats the miracle and magic in their walking on water?

    2. profile image52
      Max Harmonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You raise a good point on the surface, but on the surface of the water?  Perhaps it would be more accurate to say Chris Angel appeared to walk on the water.

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Max:  I'll be SO happy when ALL can "see" that the "Spiritual" realm is for more advanced than the "physical" realm! If we would ALL have same minds we could "move mountains! The Holy Spirit "WORKS" & "We could do GRTR thgs!"  Jn14:12!  MATURE AL

  5. gd1414 profile image61
    gd1414posted 7 years ago

    It is very simple; Magic is of the world but miracle is from God.

    Magic is an art that involves the invocation of supernatural powers by humans through diabolic means.

    Miracle has to do with an amazing occurence that is supernatural and divine but not ordered by man, rather from God Almighty.

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    firework23posted 7 years ago

    Eze: magic is limited while miracles are limitless. Magic is either man's slight of hand or the limited power of demons while miracles come from God who is, Himself, limitless. A perfect example of this was Moses and the staff becoming a snake and the magicians creating a snake also. The magicians snake was limited in that it only looked like a snake and squirmed but the snake from Moses ate the magicians snake. I hope this helps :-)

    1. aiqueman profile image60
      aiquemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Tamara,I don't understand the 'limited' and 'limitless' of magic and miracle.Moses turned his staff to snake and the Magicians did the same.so whats the difference?

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      firework23posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The magicians could only make a copy of a snake (it only appeared to be one) whereas Moses, through God, made an actual snake (creation is something only God can do-making living out of unliving) which ate the fake snake. Theirs could not eat.

    3. aiqueman profile image60
      aiquemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think Magic and Miracle are the same in regards to the act and totally different in regards to the purpose of the act.

    4. profile image58
      firework23posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You have that choice I was merely responding with a biblical understanding. Peace be with you.

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Eze: Are u implying result of acts "equivalent" but "motives differ?"

      If so, equivalent? NO! GOD'S is Greater!

      Motives differ? YES!  Magic=entertainment vs Miracles=From the Greater One! WHO continues to prove "I AM!"

      Witch/Who do you chose?

    6. aiqueman profile image60
      aiquemanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Norine,I am implying that the acts are the same but the motives/purpose are different.

      Why did Moses throw his staff and it became a snake and why did the magicians throw their staffs?Moses threw his staff to prove to Pharaoh that the 'I AM' sent hi

    7. profile image51
      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Eze: Amen!  GOD is GREATER - ALWAYS! He continues to prove "I AM!"

  7. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    Magic are tricks performed by humans while miracles are unexpected results from God thru prayers

  8. Michaela Osiecki profile image68
    Michaela Osieckiposted 7 years ago

    It depends on how you define magic. In the metaphysical, occult, and new age communities, magic is simply the name given for all the energy within existence that we are capable of manipulating, whether through incantations, spells, wishes, prayer, etc.

    So in one sense, magic is the energy which humans can harness to enact change in the world. A miracle therefore, would be a change enacted by a higher being, such as a god, spirit, or angel.

  9. celafoe profile image54
    celafoeposted 7 years ago

    miracles are from God, magic is from satan (demons)
      Many of the churches of men are full of magic in the name of
    Christianity and Sometimes it takes great discernment to tell  which is which.


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