The History of Miracle Healing in Christianity
Throughout the history of Christianity, the practice of healings has been an important part of the spiritual practice. In fact, the practice of healings is one of the first things that is discussed in the Bible.
As Christians, we are told that God wants us to be well. We are also told that we will recover from sickness. However, many people do not follow the teachings of the Bible. They are guided by traditions of men. In fact, some claim to have gifts of healing.
Jesus, the founder of Christianity, possessed power over demons and diseases. He gave this authority to his apostles. These apostles had the power to heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead. But these powers were limited in scope. These gifts were not performed in nature, but only in the presence of Christ.
Jesus healed sick people in Galilee. He did this through compassion, and in circumstances that often fueled the anger of the people around him.
Jesus healed the blind, the crippled, and the leper. He also did miracles of nature. He raised the dead, and cured disease.
In the early church, the practice of healings was a unique way to show others how to believe in Christ. The saints had exceptional faith and prayers that were most likely to produce healing. In the fourth century, when the church started to grow, there were many new converts. Some of these were nominal Christians. They were attracted by gifts and higher status jobs.