Miracle Healing and Christian Faith
The fourth century saw accelerated growth of the church. After the conversion of Constantine in 312 and the enactment of the Edict of Milan, Christianity went from being persecuted to being state-sponsored. By the end of the fourth century, the number of Christians in the world grew from five to thirty million. However, most of these new believers were just nominal Christians. Many were attracted to Christianity by gifts and higher-status jobs and still practiced pagan spells.
The Christian faith also includes a belief in prophecy. Prophecy is spoken of throughout the Bible in a variety of ways. However, it is not elevated to the highest authority in Scripture. Hence, it is advisable to seek the approval of church leaders before believing a prophecy.
It is believed that Jesus had the power to perform miracles, and that he gave his power to the apostles so that they could preach the gospel to every creature. Some of the miracles that Jesus performed included casting out demons and speaking in a new language. These miracles were often performed in private homes.
Christians who want to live in harmony with God should strive to avoid sin in their life. A Christian’s faith should be based on a desire to worship God and to serve others. For this reason, fasting is a practice that should be undertaken regularly by mature Christians.