Standing on Firm Ground (Does God Still Heal?)

Does God still heal?

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

When I was in high school, doing impressions of highly animated faith healers was wonderful sport.   Perhaps my favorite sport.  I remember watching television as people threw away their crutches, ripped out their hearing aids, sprung from their wheel chairs and testified of miracle cures.  When a few of the more visible but unprincipled conduits of healing power got sliced, diced, simmered and fried by the media, it was just all the more funny.  Faith healers were cartoons in a cartoon graveyard for me.  I believed in God but I did not believe in them.  They stood on shaky ground.

Conversely, I observed that “in church” prayers for healing were conducted by far more believable servants of God.  They would pray for folks but always ended with the phrase, “Your will be done.”  That bugged me.  It seemed like a bit of a cop out because if God didn’t heal…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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