Christianity and Miracle Healing
Christianity is a religion that believes that man has two parts: body and soul. The biblical understanding of the human person is that both parts are created by God, and Christ came to save both. The Bible describes Christ’s healing ministry, in which he raised the dead and restored the leper. Healings were common in Jesus’ time, and many accounts of Jesus’ public ministry include reports of physical healings and exorcisms.
The New Testament also teaches that baptism is an essential part of becoming a Christian. On the Day of Pentecost, Peter told the crowds the way to be saved: repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit will be given to the believer. The apostle Paul, who was baptized, was influenced by the teachings of an apostle and was baptized after calling on Christ.
In one of the earliest Christian writings, the apostles referred to physicians as “loved physicians.” In Luke 4:14, for example, the apostle Paul calls Luke the “beloved physician” of Jesus. One of the apostles even advises the use of wine as a remedy for stomach infirmities.
Jesus instructed His followers to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He also commanded them to cast out demons, speak in new tongues, and take up serpents. He also said that they should love their enemies and heal the sick.