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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. reena noel says:

    My mother lily Mahmood is suffering from cancer please pray that God may bless her with regained strength and relief from body and back pain.

  2. Terry says:

    My heart is breaking right now. My Dad has terminal lung cancer and without the Lords touch he will not last much longer. Please pray that if the Lords plan is to not heal him that He will take him quickly.

  3. Linda says:

    Let us read every comment that we can and pray together and for one Another to be healed in Jesus name.

  4. Tammy says:

    I need a miracle. I have slight hearing loss. It may be that the bones are in the wrong place and my brain doesn’t function well on mechanical issues I think.

  5. ewan says:

    Please pray for healing for my very wonderful God given wife. Scans reveal she has tumour(s) n her bowel, lymph nodes, liver, pancreas. Please pray God is glorified through this, that he gives us strength to get through this ordeal, that he saves her soul and that of her family and friends and that he heals her…Many many thank and God bless,
    p.s. Please let me know if you have a prayer request for me to pray over

    1. Linda says:

      Your request to pray for others while suffering yourself has really touched my heart and my husband. May God answer your healing prayers for your wife and for your own suffering. I will pray for you and your wife.

  6. edward benford says:

    The article helped with the understanding of faith and healing, please continue with your BGEA MINISTRY.

  7. Nakera says:

    I pray in the name of the lord jesus christ for the healing of me and my unborn child I know that im healed so i praise you and thank you for my child

  8. rachie says:

    Lord Jesus I claim your promises today…Heal me right now i plead as you did before

  9. Modupe Ilori says:

    O Lord increase my faith

  10. javier linares says:

    Please stand with me as I stand on the promises of God for healing for my sister Sonia. May Christ be exalted. Amen by his stripes she us is healed and made whole.