As NT Christians, we are most assured that our hope can be anchored in the promises of God. If God promised; and fulfilled; blessings and prosperity to Abraham; and delivered his descendants into the Promised Land by mighty miracles; then certainly our anchor of hope is well secured by our Savior’s hand.
While on earth Christ healed immediately and completely while crowds looked on. God heals today through his law of medicine. Certainly we believe in praying for the sick; but there is a difference in miracles; and God working through natural laws; in his providence; behind the scenes.
The last word in the OT is the word “curse.” (Mal 4:6) The opening verse of the NT tells us of Jesus Christ. (Matt 1:1) From curse to Christ; isn’t that great for man?
Yes! We now have the perfect law of liberty in writing. (James 1:25; 2:12) His works; miracles; prove his claim to be the sole Son of God. (John 10:38) His miracles were real; our decision to believe is clear! If a person will not be swayed by what the Bible; inspired by the Holy Spirit says; neither would he be convinced if one should rise from the dead. (Luke 16:19-31)
Salvation was first proclaimed by Christ; then confirmed by the apostles; God also bearing witness with miracles. (Heb 2:3-4) We now have it all in the written word. (2 Tim 3:16-17) Our faith comes by hearing the word.
Miracles never made a person a saint. Not one example, inference, suggestion or hint of scripture led to the process of a person becoming a saint through the act of miracles. The purpose of miracles was to confirm the word. “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs” (Mark 16:20). Miracles served as the authentication of what was being preached but the importance was not the miracle but the word (1 Corinthians 14:1-5).