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Physical Healing

• Greg Boyd

The Bible seems to promise healing. But at the same time, Paul’s “thorn in his flesh” taught him that God could use Paul better in his weakness than in strength. Should we pray for healing or not?


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  1. John says:

    I appreciate the balanced view of healing, although I have a question. Given that Jesus is the perfect revelation of God, does the fact that Jesus was always willing and never withheld healing from anyone conflict with the proposition in this message that God sometimes withholds healing? I completely agree that not everyone gets healed and that there are variables we will never understand (e.g. Job), but I am not convinced that Trophimus and Paul suffered because it was God’s will. In fact, Paul’s thorn in the flesh, when read in full context, seems to me to be a reference to the persecution he had been suffering through people under the influence of a demonic spirit. Perhaps God did not “take it away” because that would mean usurping the free will of the persecutors?

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