The Bible—a record of healing

Turning to God for healing is nothing new—and it's still reliable!

One of the strongest themes throughout the Bible is that of the power of God to heal. Christ Jesus certainly evidenced this healing power in his life and works. And in the Gospel of Matthew his followers are commanded to "heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast our devils" (Matt. 10:8).

If we examine Jesus' teachings and the experiences of the prophets and apostles in the Bible, we find a view of God as all-powerful, reliable, and loving—a God who protects and cares for His children and can be relied upon in any situation. Jesus' example and the experiences of Bible characters illustrate that reliance on God alone for healing is not unusual. It's natural and safe. This kind of reliance does demand a lot of the individual, being much more than blind faith. It requires one to look beyond one's difficulties to the spiritual truths of being and to see man as both created and maintained by God.

If man is created in the image of God, Spirit, as the Scriptures say, then man is spiritual. And it follows that man, being spiritual and Godlike, is not subject to anything that is not like God, good. Man as God's image cannot be sick or injured or lacking, because God cannot experience any of these inharmonies. Holding to this fact despite physical evidence to the contrary is bringing healing to many individuals today, as it did centuries ago.

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