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Confirmed by miracles.
Mat. 9. 6. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the sick of the palsy) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.
Mk. 16. 20. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.
Jn. 5. 36. I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Jn. 10. 38.
Ac. 2. 22. Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.
Ac. 14. 3. Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, who gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
2. Cor. 12. 12. Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
Heb. 2. 4. God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost.
47. Have any been convinced of divine truth by miracles?
1 K. 18. 33. Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.
Jn. 2. 23. Many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
Jn. 3. 1. There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that
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thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Jn. 7. 31. And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
Jn. 11. 42. But because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 45. Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things that Jesus did, believed on him. 47. Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him.
Ac. 8. 6. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Phillip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
48. Do the prophecies of scripture confirm its truth?
Gen. 49. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Is. 13. 17. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them. 19. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldee's excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there: and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there; and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Is. 14. 22. I will rise up against them saith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and rem
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nant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lord. I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.
Is. 45. 1. Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two-leaved gates, and the gates shall not be shut: I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And Ï will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
Jer. 50. 22. A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction. How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the Lord. 37. A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed. A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited forever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, saith the Lord; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
Jer. 51. 30. The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling-places; her bars are broken.
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post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end, and that the passages are stoppe d and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted. 36. I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry. And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for dragons, an astonishment, and a hissing without an inhabitant. They shall roartogether like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps. In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord. 44. The nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.
Mat. 24. 1. And his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 15. When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, -Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains. 21. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Lk. 19. 43. For the days shall come upon thee, [Jerusalem] that thine enemies shall cast a trench. about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another: because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
2 Th. 2. 3. That day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
[See Nahum's prophecy respecting the overthrow of
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Ninevah in the 2d and 3d chapters of Nahum--Ezekiel's prophecy respecting the overthrow of Tyre, Ezk. 26, 7-11. -Nebuchadnezzar's invasion of Egypt, Ezk. 29, 18-20.-Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzars dream. Dan. 2, 31—35.-Isaiah's prediction of Christ, Is. 7. 14. and 35, 3-6. and 53d chapter entire Zechariah's prediction respecting the 30 pieces of silver paid Judas, Zec. 11. 12, 13.-the resurrection of Christ, Ps. 16. 10.—and the Prophecy of Daniel respecting the rise and power of antichrist. Dan. 7. 24, 25, and chapters, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, entire.
49. Does the Bible claim to be intelligible?
Ps. 119. 105. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. 130. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
2 Pet. 1. 18. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place.
50. Is the Bible a perfect rule of faith and practice? Dt. 4. 2. Ye shall not add unto the words which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it.
Ec. 12. 13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments: For this is the whole duty of man.
Is. 8. 20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Jn. 12. 48. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Rom. 2. 16. God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
Rev. 22. 18. If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in