You presume too much

The You Tube title reads:

Robert Tilton failed faith healing

The secondary title reads:

A man is seen grimacing in pain after being "healed" of a broken collar bone.

According to the New Testament record Jesus, the Apostles and certain disciples empowered by God performed some supernatural healings. For example in John, Chapter 11, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. In Acts, Chapter 8, Simon the Sorcerer observed signs and great miracles taking place through Philip. The Biblical concept seems to be that God can empower someone to perform a healing, but so often I think certain people want to make supernatural things happen and for this reason scepticism is healthy in regard to healing and miracles. It seems apparent that the man in the clip was not healed as the preacher avoided the situation and moved on.

1 John 5: 14-15 from the New American Standard Bible mentions that if persons ask things according to God's will, God will hear these prayers that become requests.

And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from him.

From these verses I take the idea that by being within God's will requests will be heard. This concept would not guarantee supernatural healing in a given situation but would make it from a Biblical perspective, possible.

According to Millard J. Erickson as Hebrews 9: 27 explains each person is to die and be judged, obviously persons are not intended to live forever in the present earthly body. Erickson (1994: 841). Therefore, all human beings shall eventually die and divine healing is not guaranteed in this life and should not be presumed unless a person is overwhelmingly lead by the Holy Spirit to heal someone. If this is the case a true healing should result, and not a phony one.

ERICKSON, Millard. (1994) Christian Theology, Grand Rapids, Baker Book House.

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