1. Scripture Confirmations of New Church Doctrine [Dicta Probantia]
The Apostles; Miracles The apostles are named (Acts 1:13, 26). Judas the traitor burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out (Acts 1:16-19). Many miracles and signs were done by the apostles (Acts 2:43). Peter and John healed the lame man sitting at the gate of the temple, therefore all were astonished, but when the priests heard them preaching about Jesus, they laid hands upon them, thrust them into prison, and afterwards having threatened them sent them away because of the people (Acts 3:1-20; 4). This miracle was done in the name of Jesus Christ (4:10, 30). Many miracles done by the apostles (Acts 5:12, 15, 16), but yet they were put in prison by the high priest, and although they were led out thence by an angel miraculously, yet they were beaten, and warned not to preach concerning Jesus (verses 29-40). Stephen also did great signs and miracles (Acts 6:8). Miracles done by Philip (Acts 8:6, 7, 13). Simon the sorcerer made himself great in Samaria, saying, here is the great power of God; but he was severely reproved by Peter (Acts 8:9, 10 seq., 20-24). Miracles done by Peter, and also that he raised the dead to life (Acts 9:33, 34, 36-42). The miracle of Paul, that a certain man was made blind (Acts 13:11); also others (19:11, 12; 20:9 seq.; 28:3 seq., 8). Miracles done by the disciples, and with Paul (Acts 14:3, 8-10, 19, 20; 16:25, 26 seq.).