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1

Explain the Biblical basis for healing and its relationship to the redemptive work of Christ.

Healing was a HUGE part of Jesus' ministry.

Physical healing is in some way found in the atonement of Christ. Jesus died for our sins and all that sin brings. Namely, sickness and death.

We affirm divine healing and the gift of healing. However, we reject faith healing and faith healers. While God may choose to heal, His choice is within His will.


Matthew 4:23-25
He healed ALL who came to him

Isaiah 53 / Matthew 8:17
Healing from the problems of sin/physical healing

Matthew 9
Jesus healed the paralytic because his sins were forgiven

John 9
The man was born blind to display the glory of God, and NOT because of sin

James 5:13-16
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

2

What instructions does James 5 give in relation to healing?

The one who us sick is to call for the elders of the church to pray for him/her, anointing with oil in the name of The Lord.

James 5:13-14

3

Explain the difference between the "gift of healing" and the "healing prayer" as described in James 5

GIFT OF HEALING - one of the spiritual gifts listed in I Corinthians 12:30 to be exercised by an individual for the healing of one sick in the body (gifts are for the common good)

HEALING PRAYER - a prayer for healing by the elders irrespective of whether or not any of the elders has the gift of healing.

4

In the elder's announcing and prayer ministry for the sick, what does "the prayer of faith" mean?

PRAYER OF FAITH - a prayer believing that God has the power to heal, and will perform that which is best in the life if the sick believer.

Expectation without an Agenda

5

How would you counsel a believer who has followed the instructions if James 5 and is not healed?

God is sovereign, God is good, and He always knows and does what is best in the lives of His children.

Ephesians 1:11
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.