Should We Trust In Faith Healers?

Faith HealersHave you ever seen one of those so-called faith healers and been confused by what you’ve seen at one of those so-called healing services. People come forward, men pray over them, they fall to the ground and twist around in a trance, and then they claim to be healed. The question is: Is this the biblical way God brings healing?

Throughout the centuries of the church, believers experiencing illness and injury have sought supernatural healing from the Lord. In the Bible, we see the Lord healing individuals in the Gospel, the Apostles healing people in the book of Acts, and the writers of the New Testament epistles speaking of healing in the church. Since healing is clearly a part of the Christian experience, does the Bible prescribe a certain manner for acquiring God’s healing?

The only prescription given in scripture is found in James 5:: Continue reading

2 John – His Second Letter – Part 4

2 JohnAs our 2 John letter draws to a close, John begins to give specific instructions to the church in how we deal with this problem.

2 John 8-9 (NKJV)

Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 

John says to the church, watch yourselves. Continue reading

2 John – His Second Letter – Part 3

2 John 2 John begins to address disobedience and obedience, Gnosticism, False teachers, and the spirit of the antichrist. We are told to hold onto the truth that has been taught from the beginning.

In scripture, love is a verb, not a noun. Love isn’t something we feel for God; love is something we demonstrate to God through obedience. Continue reading