Tag Archives: Divine Healing

By His Stripes We’re Healed #8:
What If It Doesn’t Work?

By | 7 May 2019

This is almost always the first question asked by laypersons and ministers alike when first confronted with the doctrine of divine healing. Many laypersons first learning about divine healing are confronted with the to-them-daunting challenge of developing their faith where they have had no previous teaching or revelation from God’s Word and the Holy Spirit on the topic.… Read More »

By His Stripes We’re Healed #7:
Scriptures on Healing

By | 6 May 2019

This a semi-comprehensive list of God’s promises concerning physical healing in both the Old and New Testaments as well as all the accounts in the Gospels and Acts where Jesus and the Apostles performed healings, cast out demons, and raised the dead back to life. I say “semi-comprehensive” because I did not include duplicate accounts of the same… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #8:
Objections to the Prosperity Doctrine

By | 15 Mar 2019

One of the poster-children of the anti-prosperity crowd is an internationally-famous-within-Christendom Calvinist theologian, pastor, and published author named John Piper. He is considered a theological titan among Calvinists. He is the founder and teacher of desiringgod.org, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, pastor emeritus of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a Council member of the Calvinist website The Gospel Coalition.… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #7:
General Characteristics of Each Side of the Debate

By | 2 Mar 2019

In this installment, I would like to offer some personal observations contrasting each side of this debate. Pro-Prosperity We believe God is a good God and always gives us good gifts and it is Satan — not God — who is stealing, killing, and destroying in the lives of believers and non-believers alike. We are prone to fight… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #8:
Slain in the Spirit?

By | 3 Jun 2017

Along with tongues, divine healing, divine prosperity, the charismatic phenomenon of being “slain in the Spirit” completes the list of the most divisive concepts to separate the Body of Christ in the postmodern era. Frankly, there has been some colossally bad biblical scholarship on both side of this debate. So we’re going to take a shot at exploring… Read More »

Of Blind Men & Elephants

By | 13 Feb 2016

A recent trend I’ve seen which greatly disturbs me — even angers me, at times — is a tendency for Christian believers to divide themselves from one other according to their pet doctrines. This is much like the old East-Indian parable of the blind men and the elephant: Five blind men heard an elephant had been brought into… Read More »