Suffering, Sickness, Sin—and Healing

Artwork for James: Hands-On Christianity

One of the most controversial issues of our day has to do with divine healing and healers. People travel halfway around the world to get in touch with those who claim to have the gift of healing. Testimonies abound of people who claim that they have been healed. Are these things for real? What about the use of medicine? Should everyone believe God for healing? What is the method God honours?

A better question than all these put together is this: What is the biblical teaching regarding healing? Let's consult James 5:13-16 as we seek to answers to that question.