There are of course many different kinds of symptoms when our bodies are not healthy. Doctors spend years studying these different symptoms and methodologies to suppress or manage them with drugs or surgery. But as Raymond Francis points out in his book, “Never be sick again”, there is basically only one kind of disease – and that is – the malfunction of cells in our body. When enough cells misfunction, one of the body’s complex systems will start to perform poorly.
God’s Garden – by F.F. Bosworth
A partial copy of an excellent sermon from his book “Christ the Healer”
“I did the planting, Apollos did the watering, bt it was God who made the seed grow … you are God’s field to be planted (1 Cor. 3:6-9 – Moffatt’s translation).
In accordance with the teachings of the Scriptures, we trust our heavenly Father to protect and heal
our bodies from sickness and disease. WE BELIEVE that divine healing for the body, as with all
redemptive blessings of God, has been provided for us by the atoning death and victorious
resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is the privilege of all believers and it is appropriated by faith
in our heavenly Father’s unfailing promises Exod 15:26; Isa 53:4; Matt 8:16,17; 1 Pet 2:24; Psa
103:3; James 5:14,15; Mark 16:17,18.
There are reasons why people don’t receive divine healing. We don’t always know which one applies in every case, but this teaching is given with the hope that such objections will be removed.
Is everything that happens, including sickness, part of the will of God? What does the Bible say about God’s will, especially with respect to health and healing?If you are facing serious health challenges, finding a cure, or at least the best way to ameliorate your condition becomes something for serious consideration. Christians today spend a lot of money of medical practitioners and drugs because they believe these things will help them to get better, or at least, to feel better. And this is often truly the case. God can and does work through these things. It is also true that some branches of natural medicine can bring dramatic health improvements to sufferers, by providing the body with certain naturally occurring chemical compounds which speed up the body’s process of self-healing. This is not to say that all branches of alternative medicine are OK – some are inextricably tied up with occultic spiritual practices such as yoga, crystal power, astrology, reiki and so on. Nevertheless there is value in some natural remedies, as well as in traditional western science, and we need not oppose these things. God works through them.