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Does God still heal people, like He did when Jesus was on earth? If He does, then why do we need doctors and medicine? Shouldn't a strong faith be enough, and isn't that what God wants us to have?


I have no doubt that God does intervene on occasion to heal people without the aid of medicine — but nowhere does the Bible urge us to reject medical treatment. God has given us the ability to develop modern medical treatments, and we should see them as a gift from His hand.

It’s interesting that Luke, who wrote two major books in the New Testament (Luke and Acts), was a physician; Paul called him “our dear friend Luke, the doctor” (Colossians 4:14). Luke witnessed a number of miracles while traveling with the Apostle Paul, and he realized that they came from God’s hand. But he never rejected the use of his medical skills, because he knew God could use them to bring healing.

This doesn’t mean, however, that we shouldn’t pray when someone is sick and ask God to heal them. Ultimately, our lives are in God’s hands, and even when He uses medicine to bring about a person’s healing, He still should get the credit. The Bible is clear: “From the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death” (Psalm 68:20).

You are right, however, when you say that God wants us to have a strong faith. But how does our faith grow? It begins with our personal commitment to Jesus Christ and His will for our lives. It continues as we grow closer to Him through reading His Word, the Bible, and through prayer and fellowship with other believers. Is your faith in Christ growing stronger every day?

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  1. Wanda says:

    God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is written in the Word.

  2. Mercedes says:

    Praise God for his unfailing love

  3. keith cowan says:

    I like to know more

  4. Michael Bailey says:

    I do believe that God helps us through people, doctors, etc. for healing and should be giving thanks to Jesus for such healing if it be his will. Amen

  5. Anonymous says:

    God still heals! I totally believe this! I’m not sure how this works, but I know that I believe. Look around you. Miracles happen everyday. If you haven’t personally experienced a miracle start talking about it with other people, I’m sure it won’t take long before someone else tells you about a Godly moment, whether that is healing, a voice, signs, an energy, etc. “Be still.” ..and you will see, feel, hear God! God is good! I promise!

  6. Dan says:

    I do believe God heals today, But I have been faithful as a Christian and prayed. But now my wife is ill and I have back problems, yes old age. So why does it seem God does not hear me? Is my faith not strong enough? I am perplexed!

  7. Rosie Harrison says:

    I like your input

  8. Bakundukize Dieudonné says:

    I do believe that God never changes but his will must be done on earth as it is in heaven. We should pray with faith but with conviction that his will is the best. Before praying for the sick we should preach the Gospel to them so that they may get saved through faith in Christ, which is the most important healing. God bless you.