We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, June 23, 2016

REAL Healing vs FAKE Healing

There are two striking facts in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles concerning the healing worked by them.  First, they never announced beforehand that they were going to heal!  The modern faith-healers do so.  They announce, “On Wednesday there will be a healing service in the afternoon.”  The Apostles never spoke in this fashion.  I believe the explanation is that they never knew beforehand when the Lord would heal men by their means.  They did not possess a kind of permanent power so that all the had to do at any given moment was as it were to press a button.  This is what you find. …

Secondly, when the Apostles set out to heal they never failed.  I am talking about the Book of the Acts of the Apostles after Pentecost, not about the Gospels.  They never tried and failed.  Your modern healers try and fail very often because they hold wrong teaching.  They do not have the particular command, they have never had the particular commission.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Warfare: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13,” pg. 327-328

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