There is this verse in Matthew 18 where Jesus is delighted to heal people who come to him. But he says, if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. Now right there, it shows that Jesus has a different priority, and that is our spiritual healing.
Anyone who takes the Bible seriously agrees that God hates suffering. Jesus spent most of his time relieving it. But when being healed becomes the only goal — "I'm not letting go until I get what I want" — it's a problem.
One problem I have with faith-healing is that it tends to be focused only on the physical aspect of healing. But Jesus always backed away when people came to him only to get their physical needs met. My goodness, he was ready to have you lop off your hand! His real interest was in healing the soul.
Jeg aner ikke hvem Joni Eareckson Tada er. Annet enn at hun er en kristen forfatter, tydeligvis. Og at hun har blitt lam etter en ulykke, og nå har fått kreft. Men hun har et fantastisk fokus på sykdom og helbredelse! Les hele Time Magazine-intervjuet HER.