The Bible Looks At Divine Healing -- By: Sam Bradford

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 03:4 (Winter 1960)
Article: The Bible Looks At Divine Healing
Author: Sam Bradford


The Bible Looks At Divine Healing

A New Testament Study

Sam Bradford

Pastor Beth Eden Baptist Church
President Baptist Bible College
Denver, Colorado

QUESTION: Are All Miracles of God?

Sorcerers of Pharoah worked miracles— Ex. 7:10–12; 7:20–22; 8:16–18.

False prophets of the “last days” will work miracles— Matt. 24:24; II Thess. 2:9–11; Rev. 13:11–15; Rev. 16:13-14; Rev. 19:20.

ANSWER: No! Satan’s agents also perform miracles.

QUESTION: Does God Heal All Who Have Faith?

II Tim. 4:20—Trophimus was left at Miletus sick.

Phil. 2:27—Epaphroditus “was sick nigh unto death.” (Because of his devotion to Christ)

II Cor. 12:7–10—Paul had a thorn in his flesh to keep him humble.

ANSWER: No! God sometimes uses sickness and pain for his childrens’ good.

QUESTION: Did Jesus Advertise and Hold Healing Meetings?

Mark 1:32–33— Jesus healed a multitude and “suffered not the devils to speak for they knew him.”

Mark 1:40–45— Jesus healed a leper and said, “See thou say nothing to any man.” The healed man began to “blaze abroad the matter,” and Jesus was hindered in His ministry. He “could no more openly enter into the city.” There is no record here of a meeting. Mark 3:6–12— Jesus healed among a multitude, and “He straitly charged them that they should not make Him known.”

Mark 5:38–43— Jesus raised a dead girl and “charged straitly that no man should know it.” Jesus went into the home.

Mark 7:31–36— Jesus healed a deaf mute and “charged them that they should tell no man.” Jesus took him aside.

Mark 8:22–26— Jesus healed a blind man and commanded him not to tell anyone. Jesu...

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