Miracles In The Book Of Acts Essay

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INTRODUCTION God is not the author of confusion, the Bible is clear in revealing not only the reality of miraculous events in the Book of Acts but also their purpose. One of the main purposes of the miracles in the Book of Acts was to create a platform for preaching and evangelism for the Apostles. The miracles in the book of Acts were not for the direct benefit of those performing the miracles or for material purposes. They were for the purpose of authenticating the message about Jesus.
GENUINE MIRACLES Miracles are seals of a divine mission. The inspired authors used them as proof that they were messengers of God. Jesus Christ appealed to miracles as undeniable proof of his divine mission. Miracles are unexplainable by nature
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Mark says, “that the Lord confirmed his word but the Apostles preached it.” (Mark 16:20) When Luke is describing the ministry of Paul and Barnabas He said the Lord confirmed His message, “which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands,” (Acts 14:3). In both of these passages the Apostles are not confirmed but the Lords confirms his message or word. A quote by Lester Porter puts it this way: “By miracles also, the divine commission of the apostles was proved to-the various peoples among whom they preached. Thus, of Paul and Barnabas at Iconium, it is said: “Long time abode they, speaking boldly in the Lord, who gave testimony unto the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands” (Acts 14:3). And Paul in the Epistle to the Hebrews, writes (2:3-4: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them who heard; God also bearing witness to it with signs and wonders and with various miracles” The signs, wonders, and miracles were wrought by the power of God, and were the evidences to mankind of the reality of the apostle’s commission and the divine authority of his …show more content…
One of the healings takes place in the first few verse of Acts 3 in front of the temple. The Apostle Peter heals a man who has been lame from birth. The second miracle happens when Ananias and Sapphira decide to steal from God. They promised to give whatever they made from the sale of their land, but when it came time to give it all, they decided to hold some back God did not like that and struck them both dead. This caused a great fear in the church as well as to all who heard about it. The Apostles’ have the people attention because of what happened to Ananias and Sapphira which leads to a huge growth in the church. In Acts 5:12-16 the bible says, “And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people,” because of this men and women, the Bible says “by the multitudes,” came to know the Lord. The people were so amazed by the healing miracles of Peter that they would bring the sick and lay them in the streets on bed in the hopes that the Apostle Peter’s shadow might pass over them and they might be healed. Another healing miracle that took place was while Paul was in Lystra, “a certain man of Lystra,” crippled from birth heard Paul speaking and “had faith to be healed,” Paul seeing the man had faith, “Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked,” (Acts 14:10). In these and other accounts of healings and miracles

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