“But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.” Galatians 6:4. “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
Phony faith healers make merchandise of God’s people. There’s much talk on television, and the internet about the power and authority to heal. We posted a blog last October with a list of ten questions for those who claim that anyone can have the power or authority to heal others. To date, we have not received one response to our challenge, nor do we expect one.
Jesus gave this authority and power to His disciples as a sign as they went forth preaching the gospel of the kingdom of heaven to the Jews. We do not preach the gospel of the kingdom of heaven today, nor are we sent to the Jews, nor do we have apostolic authority. We are not appointed byJesuswith special apostolic power or authority.
Here are the ten questions for those who think they have power or authority to heal.
1. Do you believe the miracle working power Jesus and the disciples had is present today?
2. Do you know anyone with those powers?
3. Do you know anyone who was dead three days or more and was raised from the dead?
4. Do you know of any mentally retarded person who was healed by the gift of healing?
5. Do you know anyone blind from birth, and a faith healer restored their sight?
6. Do you know anyone who could not walk for 40 years, and was restored by a faith healer?
7. Do you know a miracle worker who walks on water?
8. Do you know a miracle worker who feed thousands with a little boy’s lunch?
9. Do you know anyone with ALS that was healed by a faith healer?
10. Do you know anyone who had Alzheimers that was healed by a faith healer?
If you have positive answers to the above, please send us their name and address so we may contact them. Until then, we will conclude that you are a charlatan like all others who claim power and authority to heal.
The above ten questions should be enough to get us started. Now, before you answer; yes I believe the entire Bible. Because I know how to rightly divide it, I don’t believe in Faith Healers or any of their claims today. However, proof is sufficient. Kingdom miracles fazed our as that gospel was rejected, and the new gospel of grace was introduced byPaul.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.