The following articles are related to the topic of HEALING

The God Who Heals

"I am Jehovah who heals you." It was a remarkable statement. The Hebrew people had been delivered from the bondage of Egypt by the mighty hand of God. On the eastern side of the Red Sea, they wandered into the wilderness of Shur. There, they encountered the "bitter" waters of Marah. But, by a miracle, the waters were made "sweet" ... read more »

Miracles in the Book of Acts

When we think about miracles in the New Testament, we often consider the miracles of Christ in the Gospel accounts. There are, however, many miracles recorded in the book of Acts. A survey of these miraculous works is worthy of our reflection. Remember, Jesus Christ revealed to his disciples that they would have the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, after the ... read more »

Anointing with Oil – James 5:14

In the book of James, the inspired writer exhorts: "Is any 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 shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up" (5:14, 15). The ... read more »

She Was “Slain in the Spirit”

I grew up in the southern region of our nation, and, as a lad, sometimes attended those rural "Pentecostal" services - more as an entertainment than anything else. Those summer "brush-arbor" and "tent-meeting" gatherings provided some fascinating sights. I've seen grown men and women dancing, bucking, jumping, screaming, crying, and flopping around on the ground like one of my grandmother's ... read more »

A Misguided Statement Regarding Miracles

Genuine miracles, as such events are depicted in the sacred Scriptures, were amazing phenomena. They were manifestations of the awesome power of the Almighty God. While it certainly is true that God employed miracles in the creation of the Universe (cf. Gen. 1; Psa. 33:6-9; Heb. 11:3), it also is a fact that supernatural events mostly were used as tools ... read more »

Did Jesus Confess that His Claims Were Untrue?

"Jesus once said: 'If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true' (Jn. 5:31). If that statement is true, how can we believe that Jesus told the truth when he claimed to be the Son of God?" This question exhibits a classic example of extracting a passage from its biblical context and attaching a meaning to it that ... read more »

Does the Bible Contain Contradictions?

"I cannot have confidence in the Bible, for it is a book filled with contradictions." I could not estimate how many times I have heard this charge against the Holy Scriptures over the past several decades. One thing, however, has been consistent about the allegation - the critic rarely can name even one alleged contradiction that the Bible is supposed ... read more »

Mark 2:5 – A Visible Faith

Once more Jesus had returned to the city of Capernaum. When the crowds learned of His whereabouts, they pressed near the house where He was, jamming even the doorway, and He proclaimed the Word to them (Mark 2:1ff). Being aware of the Lord's power to effect miraculous healing, some benevolent men were determined to bring one of their friends-an invalid-into ... read more »

Luke and the Old Testament

Luke was a Gentile and so far as anyone knows, he was the only non-Hebrew to author a book of the Bible - with the possible exception of the book ofJob. (Note in Acts 1:19 that Luke cites an Aramaic word and identifies it as a term in "their [the Jews'] language.") From a strictly naturalistic viewpoint, therefore, one would ... read more »

Modern Miracles—True or False?

Some years ago I prepared an essay titled: A Study of Divine Providence . In that piece I pointed out, among other things, that although God is providentially working in today's world through his natural laws, the Lord is not performing "miracles" in this age. In response to that article, I received an irate letter from a Pentecostal reader who ... read more »