The Fraud of Faith-Healing
This page is intended to help people realize that the claims in the Bible that either directly promise healing powers or which go way beyond simply bestowing healing powers on the believer and actually promise Christians literally anything, which by definition includes the power and ability to heal, are nothing but false claims and a fraud.
The Bible verses that are being addressed here which promise believing Christians healing powers along with whatsoever they may ask for, believing, in prayer are:
Mark 16:17-18 which says, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
James 5:14-15 which says, "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up;"
Matthew 21:22 which says, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
If any of the above ludicrous Bible promises were true there would be absolutely no need for any hospital, medicine, doctor, nurse, etc. Below is a list of organizations which by their very existence strongly proves the Biblical fallacy of faith-healing is nothing but an ancient ignorant superstition.
These are just a few of the many organizations that are doing real good by dealing with sickness and disease with their God-given reason, not with antiquated nonsense. If the Bible promises were true none of these organizations would be in existence.
To see how the fraud of faith-healing is killing innocent children please click here.
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Click here to read the actual survey. (It's in PDF)
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