Were the “miracles” of Peter and Paul examples of faith comparable with those instances of faith recorded in Heb. 11, or were they signs from the Lord for the establishment of the church?
There can be no doubt that these miracles had the dual characteristic; they were deeds wrought in faith by those who performed them and they were signs attesting the validity of Christianity. Had Peter not really believed he would never have said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” Failure would have been to expose Peter to the utmost ridicule. Faith, however, will always behave itself consistently with the times; men of faith read such times and know what they ought to do.