Faith Healing Churches-Right or Wrong?

Faith Healing Churches-Right or Wrong?

Posted in the Indiana Forum

DarkNightoftheSo ul

United States

#1 Sep 16, 2009
Healing and the Question of Miracles

"Among other concerns of everyday life, the problem of health looms large. Christians look to God for healing, but debate over how God heals is sometimes heated. Many newspaper articles could be cited to describe cases in which parents have insisted that a seriously ill child can and should be healed entirely by faith and prayer, while doctors insist that the child's only hope for survival is medical treatment. Such cases often get into the courts, where the issue of religious freedom is raised.

"If a devout prayer is indispensable even in times of health, how can a patient neglect it, particularly when he takes medicine?

1. The patient must not despise the physician, nor his medicine, nor think that if he is destined to recover, God can restore him without medicine, and that if he is destined to die, the medicine will be of no avail. No, to think thus were to tempt God. God has not promised to help us without means; and what God has not promised, we cannot ask of him. Those who despise medicine and die, are guilty of their own murder.
2. Yet he must not set his trust upon the physician and his medicine, but upon God; as it is declared to be one of the sins of King Asa, that in his sickness he did not seek God, but the Physicians, and trusted them more than God. 2 Chronicles xvi. 12.

3. Between these two extremes, the patient must select the golden mean. With his lips and his heart he must pray, and take the medicine in firm reliance upon the helping hand of God; then he may know that there is a blessing upon it."

"The Christian and the unbeliever may take the same medicine, but one sees the Creator at work in all the natural processes of medical care and the other doesn't. One has faith and the other doesn't, and that is what distinguishes between Christian and non-Christian in such a situation. The Christian need not look to God as an additional cause of healing alongside of, or instead of, doctors, nurses, medicine, radiation, et cetera, but sees God at work through those instruments. To despise the medical processes which have been made available in the world, and to think that faith must do without them, is really to despise the goodness of God's creation."

http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1987/PSCF12-87Mu ...
andreasophia11

San Pedro, Philippines

#2 Aug 30, 2012
if you want God to make your prayer come true, prayer and faith is not enough! Find a way to make it happen! if you wanna get a job, pray and have faith BUT also find a job. The way God helps is by making it easier or happen. I healed from my very heavy sickness in just 1 day! you know what it took me? PRAYER FAITH AND LOTS OF REST AND WATER! and some horrible tasting medicine.....shudder. well the point is if you want a prayer to be answered, have faith and prayer then God on behalf will help and do the other half by working hard to strive for it.
andreasophia11

San Pedro, Philippines

#3 Aug 30, 2012
this 11 year old girl totally agrees with you!

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