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When God Doesn't Heal Now

When God Doesn't Heal Now

by Larry Keefauver
     
 

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God has healed in the past and wants to heal now. But though they pray in faith, go to healing meetings, and strive to have enough faith, many are not healed as they would wish to be. When God Doesn't Heal Now examines the myths about healing that are built on partial truths and looks at the profound relationship between prayer, healing, and the

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God has healed in the past and wants to heal now. But though they pray in faith, go to healing meetings, and strive to have enough faith, many are not healed as they would wish to be. When God Doesn't Heal Now examines the myths about healing that are built on partial truths and looks at the profound relationship between prayer, healing, and the sovereignty of God. This guide offers a balanced look at teachings on healing, faith healers, and ways to bring biblical clarity to beliefs that often foster guilt, defeat, and despair when believers are not immediately healed. When God Doesn't Heal Now is an encouraging book which affirms the biblical truth that God is our healer.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
HThis honest, mature message affirms God's healing role while challenging the enduring myths many evangelical Christians harbor about healing. A myth, says Keefauver, usually has a kernel of truth from Scripture and personal experience but "is rooted in the experience of some and then masquerades as truth for all." One myth is that people are healed by their own faith. "Your healing doesn't depend on your faith," Keefauver tells readers, "but on the One in whom you place your faith." He also challenges the myths that healing requires being touched by the right evangelist or preacher or that the perfect kind of prayer can move God into performing a healing. One of the book's most passionate chapters explores the basic theodicy question: Why would a loving God permit pain and suffering? Keefauver refutes the notion that disease is a punishment for sin (one of his congregants thought that her breast and cervical cancers were God's punishment for her teenage pregnancy and abortion decades before). The book contains some powerful stories of miraculous healings but also profiles those who come home from revivals dejected, ill and doubting God. Why does God heal some now and not others? Keefauver's title reflects his view that the ultimate healing is eternal salvation, not cure from physical disease, and that those who grow closer to God during their illnesses are also, in the eternal scheme of things, victorious. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785269755
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Keefauver graduated first in his class from the Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, with a M. Div. and D. Min. He completed his undergraduate career at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.A. cum laude with an honors major. Larry has pastored churches in associate and senior minister positions for 30 years. He is presently the Senior Editor of Ministries Today magazine and co-pastors The Gathering Place Worship Center in Lake Mary, Florida. Larry has edited and written extensively for major publishers. He is the author of When God Doesn't Heal Now. Hometown: Sanford, Florida

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