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Is Faith Needed For Healing

Is Faith the only variable in healing and if so if someone doesn't receive healing is it due to their faith or lack thereof?

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 ---paul on 8/1/11
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hello,Mary you know you are always "family!" God is a great wonderfull God! Mary it's a blessing to hear fromyou! Thankyou! May the Lord strengthen you so you can encourage somebody else! :)
---ELENA on 10/23/11

Wow! You are an inspiration Elena and a real joy to have on this site! God bless you hon!
---Mary on 10/22/11

Acts 3 the lame man was asking for money, not healing, where was his faith?
---michael_e on 10/22/11

hello!everyone,believe I can add lill' bit here..I have been healed 1st tme. Cancer! Some lady pray for me..3 days later/dr. say come in goin' I go/surgery splendid/get out hospital-they give me 2 chemo. pills! Come bk. They say "you are fine!" No,more Cancer! well,that long time ago. I was taken to church. cud't walk. Yrs.. but,no dr.can tell why? I cannot walk! Many yrs. later,a guy come church..pray for me been walk'n every since! Now, cancer again...over time.. by faith! I resolve be happy inspite of it all!God has purpose & this has help me 'n many ways! I am content most of the time. "life & death are in the tongue"... God blessed me 'n ways! I never imagine.....
---ELENA on 10/22/11

Thanks for all your responces, they truly were refreshing and encouraging.

I wish you all the best for I am signing off from Cnet, It is consuming me and turning me back towards the old Paul whom I crucified long ago.

if I wronged you in my responses I apologize, unless you deserved rebuke in that case you would know who you are.

But for the rest I am sorry for being a bad witness, it is not who I am or desire to be again.

God Bless, and keep looking up for your redemption draweth near. that's how i end my radio broadcast. You guys can check it out on Sun morn at 8:30, life in the Word on fox radio 910, google it for it streams live. would love to have you listen in.

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 8/6/11

I agree that faith is a part of healing but that God can heal however He desires, even if that's not at all.

The reason I started this blog is because as some of you know I severely cut my hand a while back.

A comment was made, that got back to me,by someone who I thought ways a friend, that I was not a true man of God because my faith was not strong enough to receive complete healing in my hand.

I know scriptures to teach contrary to this but i wanted to put it up for a discussion to hear what others had to say.

So thanks for all the responses that simply confirmed what I already knew.

---paul on 8/6/11

\\Faith is a action,healing is a process,hahaha, much like Creation is a action,evolution is a process :D
---kevin5443 on 8/3/11\\

Quite right, kevin.

NONE of these are "once for all and then it stops" occurrences.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/4/11

don't pray for me. pray for yourself.
---mike on 8/4/11

Seems a bit of a strange request, but it speaks to the condition of your heart.

Why would you take that stance with me?

You don't know me or anything about me for that matter, so why be disrespectful to a stranger, remember Heb 13:2

---paul on 8/4/11

How much faith did the lame man that walked in Acts 3, seeing as all he wanted was money,he must have been void of faith.
---michael_e on 8/4/11

so when is that? don't you pastors so-call 'rebuke' correct?

luke 13 when the pastor came out accusing that it is sin to heal on a sabbath did christ wait for him to die & correct him? or did he correct him right there & then? christ SPOKE up & called the pharisees hypocrites, love their money & position & said to them that they are a hindrance, putting people in bondage & weight stress.he did not wait for them to die & judge them in hell.

you are using the bible not for correction but for bondage, blind obidience & exploitation.
---mike on 8/4/11


don't pray for me. pray for yourself. if you are a pastor the message starts with you. pray for yourself that your message will help not hurt & not just an EXPERT IN QUOTING verse without knowing the result.
---mike on 8/4/11

luke 18:35-42 blind beggar receives sight bec. 18:42 receive your sight your FAITH HAS HEALED YOU. but before that the people told him to be quiet.
many have faith but faith is destroyed bec. there are people blocking the way to healing telling you to be 'quiet' or that your blindness is a result of sin.
---mike on 8/4/11

kevin5443-- The word FAITH is a noun. It cannot be an action. Can you "faith" someone or something? no. Can you be "faithed" by another? no.

Faith is important in all areas of our lives. But healing doesn't always depend on it. Healing may be from medical means, whether or not one has faith. Healing may come as a direct act of God, whether or not one has faith...I've seen this to be true.
When Jesus said "according to your faith be it unto you" or "Your faith has made you whole", He was speaking as the Creator to an individual, whose faith He chose to reward with a healing. He did not state this as fundamental for all healing for every person.
---Donna66 on 8/4/11


well who's going to correct them?
---mike on 8/3/11

I'd say the ultimate Judge will correct and judge them, until then you have the option to turn them off and tune them out.
---paul on 8/3/11

Faith is a action,healing is a process,hahaha, much like Creation is a action,evolution is a process :D
---kevin5443 on 8/3/11


well who's going to correct them? they speak as if they are perfect. they wont make a mistake bec. they quote verses.
---mike on 8/3/11

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pastor pastors pastors
---mike on 8/2/11

Just wanted you to see how often the word Pastor comes up in your posts.

I truly hate that somewhere along the line that a Pastor has hurt you.

I pray that forgiveness will abound in your heart and that you can move past your hatred for Pastors.

I know their are some scummy people out there professing to be Pastors and they will all suffer at the hand of the Lord.

But most Pastors are Gods men and should be reverenced as such. Ps 105:15

And faith healing to that degree is stupid no matter who it is administered by, and the whole lot should be brought up on charges.
---paul on 8/2/11

I heard a story of a mother & her daughter has diabetes. she believed in faith healing & is against medicine. she has been charged of neglect when her daughter died bec she prayed for healing.
i bet if a pastor has the same problem with his children he will go to the hospital. isn't it that pastors have medical benefits too?

its just like when pastors say your success is dependent with giving 10% not working hard sharpening your skills & using them.
and if you don't receive the $10,000 after you give $100 you lack faith.

that is not lack of faith but blind obedience, neglect, stupidity, ignorance, exploitation by pastors, religious abuse.
---mike on 8/2/11

While faith is required for healing that faith can come from different sources.
1. The one doing the praying
2. The one being prayed for

There is another source of faith that I dare not name.

Many healings take place that never have their manifestations see the light of day. The principal reason for failure in the manifestations of healings is doubt. Doubt is poisonous to those seeking healing.
---mima on 8/2/11

God is always good in his eyes. He wants the best for you and knows what is best. Sometimes an immediate healing or healing on this side of eternity is NOT the best. Through death we (christians) get to take off the fleshy sin filled bodies is be perfect spirit filled, bodies in the presence of the Lord, ultimate good. Being unable to be healed is not proof of lack of faith.
---Scott1 on 8/2/11

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God cannot put sickness on a person if He did He would have to cease from being God.
He cannot be Jehovah Rapha and "Jehovah Sickness". It's impossible. He cannot oppose His word. In the OT the scriptures show that God allowed sickness. He didn't put sickness on anyone. He allows what we allow.(Matthew 18:18)

Hosea 4:6 shows 2-reasons why some don't get healed.
1. Lack of knowledge
2. Rejection of knowledge

Some don't know that it's God's will to heal ALL. Some know it, but reject it. I'm tired of hearing lazy minded christians talking about "if it's God's will...". The will of God is the word of God! (1John 5:14-15)

Jesus paid for us to be healed. (Isaiah 53:5, 1Peter 2:24, Acts 10:38)
---Rickey on 8/2/11

No faith isn't the only variable in healing. In James 2:17-18, it points out that faith w/o action is useless. Many don't get healed for several reasons.

1. Lack of knowledge
2. Rejection of knowledge
3. Erroneous teachings
4. Dumb beliefs
5. Misinterpretation of scriptures
6. Faithless due to what happened to another person.

These are just a few reasons.
Paul's thorn in the flesh WAS NOT sickness. Read 2nd Corinthians 12:7-10. It shows that it was a messenger of Satan.
---Rickey on 8/2/11

\\But after Christians had the Holy Spirit, Tabitha died of sickness before Peter came and healed her (Acts 9:36-43). \\

I don't think that Tabitha was necessarily a Christian at that point, though the boundary between Christian and Jew was more fluid then than it is today.

There's another variable: God's sovereignty and moment.

Remember all the sick people by the Pool of Bethesda? You can't say they didn't have the faith to be healed. Otherwise they wouldn't have been there, especially as long as some of them had been waiting.

Yet, according to the Gospels, Our Lord healed only ONE of them.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/2/11

"Is Faith the only variable in healing?"
It is the only variable that Jesus mentioned.
"if so if someone doesn't receive healing is it due to their faith or lack thereof?" No. However if healing is not instantaneous, and perceived sensually, man has a tendency to doubt whether he/she has received, and tends to waver, even if only subconsciously.
And as it is written "All things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive. But ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. Let not that man...." However, we are not instructed as to how to avoid that tendency to doubt. We can control our declaration, but not our thoughts.
---Josef on 8/2/11

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Heb.11:1, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. We must have faith to please God, & God is your only hope for healing. But it's not just blind hope that works in a healing. It is your love, devotion & dependence on God. Looking to Him for help. Knowing that if He shows mercy on you & heals your sickness, it's His power, His grace & mercy that healed you. Not your doing. That faith has to also be willing to conform to the will of God. If He sees where you can better serve Him the way you are, do you love Him enough to trust Him & know that He will give you the grace you need to stay the way you are. Faith works both ways. It's not a wish list for God to grant to us.
---Reba on 8/2/11

2Co 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.
8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
9 and 10

Ive heard it said that if a person is not healed that it is a lack of faith on their part which hinders Gods ability to heal them.

Personally I do not believe that way, God has His reasons why He heals some and not others.

But according to that philosophy Pauls faith was what kept his thorn in his flesh, we know it was to keep him humble but there is that view.

---paul on 8/1/11

Faith is not the same as free will wanting to be healed. People had faith to be healed before the Holy Spirit was given on Pentecost. But after Christians had the Holy Spirit, Tabitha died of sickness before Peter came and healed her (Acts 9:36-43).

There are people whose attention is mainly to healing, not to Jesus first. And they can be fooled because of this. X-rays can be switched. People in wheelchairs are already able to stand > they just use the wheelchairs for assistance, and this can be why ones only wobble when they walk after getting "healed".

Just obey how God takes care of you > "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (Matthew 6:33)
---Bill_willa6989 on 8/1/11

The faith of the person praying and being prayed for is only part of what determines the outcome of prayer. A major element in prayer is to believe in God through Jesus Christ,and then translate that belief into faith accepting that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. Even if the one praying and prayed for have the faith,if those around do not believe in Jesus,the Bible's teaching on healing,and have faith,God can't operate in those conditions. Negative thinking,energy,and belief produces only negative results. It isn't because the one praying and prayed for didn't have faith.
---Darlene_1 on 8/1/11

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Faith is needed, but not by the person being healed. Jesus healed the Centurion's slave on the basis of the Centurion's faith, not the slave's :-)
---John.usa on 8/2/11

Healing (spiritual and physical) are of God's will. faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains if in God's will.
---aka on 8/2/11

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