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Miracle Healing in Christianity


Miracle Healing in Christianity

Christianity is the world’s largest religion. It is based on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. It has 2.38 billion followers worldwide.

A major part of Christianity is evangelism. This involves bringing the good news to the world, meeting people’s practical needs, and providing assurance of an afterlife. Christians also believe in deliverance, or exorcism, which can free a person from demons. The Bible contains many stories of healings.

During Jesus’ day, the practice of healing was widespread. Many people were healed by Jesus and the apostles. These healings were accompanied by the anointing with oil. In the twelfth century, the practice was renamed extreme unction.

Church leaders restricted the healing practices of their believers. Some church leaders questioned the legitimacy of a Christian’s desire for healing. Others claimed that God was not the only one who could heal. Nevertheless, the Church continued to add half a million new converts every generation.

As Christian faith became popular, some denominations were tempted to stop teaching about healing. For instance, John Calvin questioned the legitimacy of healing and argued that the church should focus on the gospel. He believed that Christians should live a morally upright life and avoid the temptation of sin.

Eventually, Protestants fanned out across the world. By the nineteenth century, these missionaries had spread their beliefs to nearly every nation. But as Christianity shifted from persecuted to state-sponsored, healing drifted to the margins.

In the Global South, Christians usually come to faith through healing. They also come to faith through deliverance.

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