Healing

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Questions and Issues

  1. In reports of healings in the NT: what kind of persons were healed?
  2. Why do believers suffer?
  3. Does God change?
  4. Do you know of cases in the NT whereSomeone had the gift of healing and used it?Someone had the gift of healing and did not use it?Someone had no gift of healing but tried to use it?No-one has the gift of healing but someone is healed?
  5. HistoryMontanus (2nd half of 1st century)- laid hands on the sick, spoke in tongues, and claimed to be GodThe Camisards (17th century sect, claimed to have miraculous gifts, movement known for gross immorality)Louis XIV, Charles II of Spain: touched thousands of sick people saying 'The King touches you; God heals you'Mormons, Spiritists, 'Christian Science' (sects known for immorality and heresy): claim to speak in tongues and heal the sickDr. Coue (French physician) healed the sick in a miraculous way (was not religious, and did not claim to be so)Many other examples (even reported of Mao Tse-Tung in Red China, 1968)
  6. Healing and Atonement

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