New Eyewitness Accounts of Jesus Performing Miracles: FALSE

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Throughout the scriptures, many accounts of Jesus performing miracles have been recorded. Though these events happened so long ago, it’s hard for some to feel relevant to the miracles. But the discovery of these records may essentially change all that.

Except it won’t.

World News Daily Report published an article on October 4th declaring “Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracles.” The article, which was satirical was even shared by Before It’s News. World News Daily Report fitted the article with images of “the accounts,” the professor that apparently discovered the records, and the man who supposedly wrote up the documents. These all contributed to the rumor, making it seem legitimate.

Since Saturday, multiple sources have pushed out articles declaring its inaccuracy, including Snopes, Relevant Magazine, The Wardrobe Door, Inquisitr, and other websites. Even World News Daily Report came out with a disclaimer concerning the article.

It’s unfortunate that such a discovery hasn’t been made, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t happen sometime in the future.

Natalie New is a writer and intern for LDS.net and a current English student at BYU-Idaho. She was born and raised in an LDS home and has attending two Mormon universities up to this point. Natalie has also held a variety of Church callings and has had unique experiences, giving her a unique outlook on life. You can contact Natalie via email.