Concordia Theological Monthly

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faith healing, christian, health, science, spiritual, medicine, ministry

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Is it right to promise health or material advantage to people who practice a religious life? This question is basic to the considerations involved in the practice of faith healing.

Man threatened by foreign powers, missiles, disaster plans. evacuation routes, tossed back and forward by doctrines of every kind, finds himself shaken. He is uncertain about God. He needs health and money to maintain control of his life and future. In Deut. 8:17, 18 the Lord insists that He is the source of all goodness. But He also warns man not to think of God as a resource by which man's will is achieved.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Deuteronomy 8:17-18; Isaiah 5:14-16; Deuteronomy 8:2-16; Leviticus 26:18-41; Isaiah 38:17; 2 Chronicles 6:26; Daniel 11:35; Zechariah 13:9; John 11:4, 15; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 12:1-11; Psalm 119:67-75;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars