Divine Healing Always A Controversial Topic Essay

1034 Words Dec 19th, 2016 5 Pages
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Divine Healing always is always a controversial topic in both Christian and secular circles. It was commanded as an essential ministry by Jesus and was intimately tied to the proclaiming of the Gospel. It has been faithfully sought after in prayer by the Christian Church through the ages to the present. “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; and the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he shall be forgiven.” (James 5:13-14) Prayers for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing had always been a regular part of my pastoral ministry. How did it all begin?
I always prayed for health, protection, and wisdom for myself and others as part of daily devotions as long as I can remember. In college, we studied the liturgy for healing ministry even though I had never seen it practiced in the worship life of the Church. Shortly after arriving in my first pastoral assignment in northern Manitoba, our family acquired a beautiful Elkhound dog which turned out to be a wonderful companion to me personally. In fact, he probably saved my life as together we fought off a pack of wolves that had been stalking us on a remote road late one evening as we returned home from a call. He was my friend, confessor, and stress releaser. One summer back…

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