Book: Beliefs and Doctrines of the New Testament Church

The Scriptures reveal that God sometimes allows sickness to afflict individuals for a special purpose. With this exception, the sickness that we suffer is the result of physical or spiritual sins. Divine healing is God’s forgiveness of those sins. God the Father personally intervenes when He extends healing to those who call upon Him in times of sickness or injury. This divine intervention can be directed toward anyone at any time, as God wills, because Jesus Christ paid the price for healing from every sickness with the stripes of scourging that He received before His crucifixion. When God heals us, our sins are forgiven through the stripes of the sufferings of Jesus Christ. Miracles of healing are often granted. The Scriptures teach that one who desires to be healed by God should call for the elders of the church to anoint him or her with oil in the name of Jesus Christ and to pray for God’s healing and intervention. Trusting God in faith for healing is a personal matter between each individual and God.

Scriptural References

Ex. 15:26 Psa. 103:2-3 Mat. 9:27-30
I Pet. 2:24 I Cor. 11:23-30 Mat. 8:1-17
Jas. 5:14-16 Is. 53:4-5 Mark 16:15-18
II Cor. 12:7-10 John 9:1-11


Sermon: Health and Healing
Booklet: What the Bible Teaches About Clean and Unclean Meats