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Scripture Confirmations of New Church Doctrine [Brief Latin Title: Dicta Probantia]

1. The Apostles; Miracles

The apostles are named (Acts of the Apostles 1:13, 26).

Judas the traitor burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out (Acts of the Apostles 1:16-19).

Many miracles and signs were done by the apostles (Acts of the Apostles 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 of the Apostles 3:1-20; 4). This miracle was done in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts of the Apostles 4:10, 30).

Many miracles done by the apostles (Acts of the Apostles 5:12, 5:15, 5:16), 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 of the Apostles 6:8).

Miracles done by Philip (Acts of the Apostles 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 of the Apostles 8:9, 10 seq., 20-24).

Miracles done by Peter, and also that he raised the dead to life (Acts of the Apostles 9:33, 34, 36-42).

The miracle of Paul, that a certain man was made blind (Acts of the Apostles 13:11); also others (Acts of the Apostles 19:11, 12; 20:9 seq.; 28:3 seq., 8).

Miracles done by the disciples, and with Paul (Acts of the Apostles 14:3, 8-10, 19, 20; 16:25, 26 seq.).

(References: 1 Peter 2:1-11, 2:9; Luke 11:15, 11:17, 11:19, 16:29-31; Mark 3:22, 13:22; Matthew 24:24-25; Romans 1:13, 1:16-19, 1:26, 3:1-20, 4:1, 4:10, 5:12, 5:15-16, 6:6-7, 6:8, 6:9-10, 6:13, 8:6-7, 8:9-10, 8:13, 8:20-24, 13:11, 14:3, 14:8-10, 14:19-20, 16:25-26)

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1. [DICTA PROBANTIA]

APOSTOLI MIRACULA. SECTIO 1.1

Apostoli nominantur, Act. Apost. 1:13, 26.

Quod Judas proditor crepuerit medius, et effusa sint omnia viscera ejus, Act. Ap. 1:16, 17, 18, 19.

Multa miracula et signa per Apostolos facta sunt, Act. Apost. 2:43.

Petrus et Johannes sanaverunt claudum sedentem [ad] januam Templi, unde omnes attoniti, at cum sacerdotes audiverunt illos praedicantes de Jesu, intulerunt illis manus et injecerunt in custodiam, et postea comminati illos propter populum dimiserunt illos, Act. Apost. 3:1 ad 20. Cap. 4, seq:

Quod miraculum hoc factum sit in Nomine Jesu Christi, 4:10, 30.

Miracula multa ab Apostolis, Act. Apost. 5:12, 15, 16. sed usque a Sacerdote magno posuerunt eos in custodia, et tametsi inde ab angelo miraculose educti sunt, sed usque verberati sunt, et comminati ne praedicarent de Jesu, vers: 29 ad 40.

Stephanus etiam fecit signa magna et miracula, Act. Apost. 6:8.

Miracula a Philippo, Act. Apost. 8:6, 7, 13.

Simon magus in Samaria se magnum fecit, dicens hic est virtus Dei magna, sed graviter increpatus est a Petro, Act. Apost. 8:9, 10, seq: 20 ad 24.

Miracula a Petro facta, et quoque quod mortuum excitarit in vitam, Act. Apost. 9:33, 34, 36 ad 42.

Miraculum Pauli, quod quidam factus caecus, Act. Apost. 13:11, tum alia, Cap. 19:11, 12. Cap. 20:9, seq: 28:3, seq: 28:8.

Miracula facta a discipulis, et cum Paulo, Act. Apost. 14:3, 8 ad 10, 19, 20. Cap. 16:25, 26, seq.

(References: 1 Petrus 2:1-11, 2:9; Acta Apostolorum 3:1-20; Luca 11:15, 11:17, 11:19, 16:29-31; Marcus 3:22, 13:22; Matthaeus 24:24-25; Romanos 1:13, 1:16-19, 1:26, 3:1-20, 4:1, 4:10, 5:12, 5:15-16, 6:6-7, 6:8, 6:9-10, 6:13, 8:6-7, 8:9-10, 8:13, 8:20-24, 13:11, 14:3, 14:8-10, 14:19-20, 16:25-26)

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Mark 3:22

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22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

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Explanation of Mark 3      

By Rev. John Clowes M.A.

Explaining the Inner Meaning of Mark 3

Verses 1-6. THAT the truth of the church, which had been separated from its good, is restored to conjunction, through the union of the LORD'S Divinity with His Humanity.

Verses 2-6. Which restoration, being effected on the Sabbath day, is thought to be contrary to the sanctity of the Sabbath by those in the representative church, who are not aware that the conjunction of good and truth is the very essence of that sanctity.

Verses 6- 12. That the LORD initiates His Humanity into the scientifics of the church, and His Omnipotence in the removal of evils and falsities manifests itself in every direction, so that people of all descriptions seek communication with Him, and the infernals themselves confess His Divine Power.

Verse 12. Yet He refuses to accept infernal testimony.

Verses 13-16. And entering, from His Divine Love, into reciprocal conjunction with those who are principled in the goods and truths of His church, He commits to them the testimony of His Divinity, and gives them power over all infernal evils and falsities.

Verses 16-20. The distinct qualities of these goods and truths are enumerated, from which it appears, that truth grounded in good is the first principle of the church, and that this is succeeded by truth grounded in celestial good.

Verse 20. For no good can be appropriated to man until truths are duly arranged in him, and they cannot be arranged except from good.

Verse 21. But this arrangement of truths from good is regarded by the natural man as unnecessary and inconsistent.

Verse 22. And the consequent removal of evils and falsities is imputed by those of the perverse church to infernal agency.

Verses 23-27. When nevertheless it is an eternal truth, that infernal falsities have no power, and that neither truths, nor goods, nor falsities, can endure, except there be unanimity.

Verse 27. Consequently, unless Divine Power be communicated for the subjugation of infernal falsities, it is impossible that evils with their cravings can be subdued; whereas if the dominion of infernal falsities be put down, in this case the dominion of evil and its cravings cannot long endure.

Verses 28, 29, 30. Whosoever therefore denies the power of the Divine Truth proceeding from the LORD'S DIVINE HUMANITY, that is, the Word, and adulterates its essential goods, and falsifies its essential truths, must of necessity separate himself from all conjunction with the LORD and His kingdom.

Verse 31-35. For in heaven all are consociated according to spiritual relationships, which are of the good of love and of faith, and hence by "brethren" are signified all who are in the good of charity from the LORD ; by "sisters" those who are in truths derived from that good; and by "mother" is signified the church grounded therein.

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