I learned a long time ago that most professing Christians really do not believe the Bible, which, of course, translates to mean they don’t believe God. This includes many preachers, ministers, pastors, reverends, etc. Oh, they will say they do. They will claim that they believe in the inerrant inspiration of the scriptures and that the Bible is their only rule of faith and practice. (At random look up on the internet some of these churches “Statement of Faith”. You’ll see what I am talking about). Here’s a good example of a short passage of scripture that they don’t believe while claiming that they really do: “And this is the confidence that we have in Him (in God), that if we ask ANYTHING according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us WHATSOEVER WE ASK, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him” (See I John 5:14-15).
Over and over again in passage after passage scripture assures us that God is our Healer, that it is His will to heal us. One prime example is the leper that approached Jesus and said to Him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” Jesus instant reply was, “I will. Be thou clean” and from that moment the leprosy left him.
I believe I John 5:14-15. I know God hears me when I pray – whatsoever I ask, for I am NOT going to ask for some fleshly, ungodly, worldly thing. I KNOW I have the thing I desired of Him. Will it be manifested today or tomorrow or at some more distant point in time? I don’t know. Should I be examined I might already find that there are no cancer cells remaining in my body. I don’t need to be examined. I don’t need to check up on God and His veracity. I KNOW I have the petition I desired of Him. I don’t need man’s costly assistance, although admittedly it may be the government footing the bill.
I DO believe physicians have their value. If I break my arm, I WILL go to the emergency room and have the bone set and a cast placed on my arm. If I have a toothache, I will go to the dentist and have the tooth filled or extracted. If I have a headache, I WILL take an aspirin. But medical procedures that involve great risks, are debilitating, costly and have no guarantees, well, that’s when it is time to ask the Great Physician to take charge and trust Him to work His marvelous wonders. But, of course, those who are not in close continual fellowship with the Lord might need to seek help elsewhere and lean on the arm of man to hopefully bring them relief. I’m not there anymore and don’t intend to return to that state again.