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Re: [MOL] faith healings



Joicy----your 2 cents is worth about 2 million--very well put. Pat Kimmi-Ks
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From: Joicy <joicy@erols.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 6:40 AM
Subject: [MOL] faith healings


> Just a thought on faith healings...I believe wholeheartedly that *God* has
> the power to do anything, including complete healing  of anyone. I have
> mentioned often that I have two relatives, both given up for dead, who
were
> indeed healed (not at healing services, but healed nonetheless), and who
> lived many years after. Miraculous healings are not limited to ancient
> times. Neither are they limited, I think, to specific places or healers.
>
> BUT (and this an important "but") I think we have to be very careful in
our
> expectations, because healing in this world and *for* this world is not
> always what God has in mind, at least in the physical sense. (He is more
> concerned for our spiritual healing.) We also have to be very careful not
to
> judge or blame those who are not healed physically as not having "enough
> faith." This lays an extra painful burden on those struggling with
illness.
> and we must never cast God as a "cosmic bellhop," with our faith dependent
> on his willingness to do our bidding.
>
> Above all, God is an incredible mystery that we will never comprehend on
> "this side." Each of us are allowed to go through what we need to for our
> ultimate good, and it's very different for each of us. Even St. Paul (and
> who was more faithful than he?) had a "thorn" that God chose NOT to
remove,
> for purposes only God knew.
>
> I hope I haven't offended anyone -- just my two cents! love and prayers,
> Joicy
>
> > From: beav76@uswest.net
> > Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 21:21:30 -0700
> > To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Subject: Re: [MOL] Mexican Hospital
> >
> > Carol;
> > Believe it or not we have tried that too.  We went last year about 4
differant
> > times. This lady has turned a barn into a little chapel. It would hold
about
> > 60
> > people. She herself  was healed at a large healing when she was in the
last
> > stage of
> > cancer and bleeding from openings on her body. Her husband purchased the
chair
> > she
> > sat in and that is in the little chapel now. I do believe in faith
healing.
> > But it
> > is what it says it is. Faith.... My husband was called out for a healing
and I
> > believe he received it but he was unable to hang on to it because he has
doubt
> > and
> > anger toward God. It is something he will have to work out between him
and the
> > Creator. Afterwards, she would have a private session where you could
talk to
> > her
> > privately. She put her hands on my husband and told him to walk away
from her
> > (he is
> > totally disabled on right leg with cancer). He did! Without a limp! It
was
> > totally
> > amazing. But when he turned around to walk back he started limping
again. She
> > just
> > said she would pray for him to not look for the pain but for faith in
God. Her
> > name
> > is Sarah O'mera... In Scottsdale Az. She will call out healings. There
are 3
> > people
> > here with vision problems, and everyone looks around to see who they are
and
> > there
> > will be 3 people that have vision problems. I also met a couple in
Tijuana
> > when we
> > were there and she had breat cancer that met. too bone and lung. We
called
> > them
> > about 8 mos. later and her husband told me she was in her last days when
she
> > gave a
> > testimonial at church and while they were coming home she was healed.
Jimmy
> > her
> > husband told me he had given up too. It was totally amazing to talk to
him. It
> > truly
> > is a miracle. Miracles do happen. As far as the healings you see on
T.V.... I
> > guess
> > one would have to go to see what you would get from it.........Your
friend,
> > Beav
> >
> > Carol Foulkes wrote:
> >
> >> Miss Beav,
> >>
> >> Read your note re why people go to Mexican hospitals.  I guess you're
> >> right.  You go when the US doctors give up on you.
> >>
> >> Curiousity question:  Has any of you out there tried "faith healing"?
I
> >> see it mentioned on TV and, supposedly, great things happen.  Not too
> >> sure I take much stock in it; not that I don't believe miracles can
> >> happen, I just wonder about all these "they don't take any money for
it"
> >> faith healers are for real.
> >>
> >> Carol in Memphis
>
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