Why God Won't Heal Amputees
By David J. Stewart
"If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause" (John 15:24,25).
Here's another blasphemous atheist website that recently appeared on the internet...
That's a fair question... why doesn't God heal amputees? Is it because God is "imaginary" as the above atheist website claims? In fact, they've put together a video on YouTube presenting their argument against God's existence...
So why doesn't God heal amputees? The truth is that the Word of God never promised such healing for the lame.
Biblically, amputees are referred to as the "lame." In Luke 7:22 Jesus said... "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached." Jesus healed amputees, making the lame to walk, the blind to see, and the deaf to hear; BUT, apart from the miracles of the New Testament, there are NO recorded evidences of amputees being divinely healed.
Keep in mind that Jesus performed the works He did, as no other man ever did, to prove to mankind that He was God in the flesh... "If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause" (John 15:24,25).
Jesus, for a short time, granted power unto His Apostles to perform these same miracles (Mark 16:17,18). By the end of the New Testament, these Apostolic gifts had CEASED. 1st Corinthians 13:8 clearly states... "tongues, they shall cease." 1st Corinthians 13:8-12 speaks in reference to New Testament saints awaiting the completion of the Bible... when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. The Apostolic gifts of healing, tongues, and of casting out Devils CEASED during New Testament times, as evidence by Paul's inability to heal himself, Timothy, and Trophimus. We know that God is a miracle working God, and still performs wondrous miracles today; BUT, no man has the power to exercise these powers at will as Jesus and the Apostles did. Only Jesus was able to heal amputees, as evidence of His deity. Jesus, to validate the message and ministry of the Apostles, granted them Apostolic gifts to be performed in His name, which CEASED by the end of the New Testament. I challenge any Charismatic who would argue this matter to heal an amputee... you cannot!
Only Jesus and His Apostles Were Able to Heal Amputees
In Luke 7:20 we find John the Baptist very discouraged, questioning whether Jesus was the Christ or not. I think most Christians can relate to John's dilemma. Even the greatest man born amongst women, John the Baptist (Matthew 11:11), faltered in his faith at times. Never forget that! John's disciples come to Jesus with a message from John... Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? (Luke 7:20; Matthew 11:3). Jesus replies in Luke 7:22... "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached." No preacher today has power from God to perform such miracles. If men today could perform such miracles, then Christ would be discredited and forgotten. In fact, hellbound magician, David Blaine, has actually attempted to discredit Jesus Christ by performing some of the same miracles which Christ did while on earth.
Here's a video on YouTube titled Criss Angel = Jesus...
At the end of the video, a message appears which states... Criss Angel is the 2nd Coming of Jesus...Believe It! Criss Angel has also publickly walked on water, leading people to believe that he is Jesus. This is very disturbing folks.
Such wickedness is preparing the way for the coming Antichrist, who will deceive the world with his DECEIT... "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved" (2nd Thessalonians 2:9,10). But even still, the Antichrist will not be able to heal the lame, make the deaf to hear, heal the blind, or raise the dead. ONLY Jesus Christ was able to perform such miracles, and for a short time--His Apostles--to whom He granted such powers to validate their ministry. Today, nearly 2000 years later, followers of Christ are still testifying to the sinful lost world of Jesus' miracles as recorded in the Scriptures. No man in the history of humanity has been able to perform the breath-taking, mind-boggling, scientifically impossible, miracles which the Lord Jesus Christ did, which is why Jesus stated in John 14:11... "Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake."
In Acts 3:6-13, we read that Peter healed a lame man. The people were astonished and began to worship the Apostles. Peter responded in Acts 3:12,13... "And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus." You see, the Apostles only had this power for a short time to GLORIFY THE SON OF GOD. Once the Word of God was completed, there was no need for these sign gifts anymore.
Life Itself is a Miracle of God, Clearly Revealing God's Power and Godhead
Oh listen my friend! You'd better stop demanding miracles from God; BUT rather, believe on Jesus Christ because of the miracles recorded in the Word of God! Only a deliberately blind fool would deny the existence of God, who is clearly seen in creation... "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20). To them that believe, no explanation is necessary; to them that believe not, no explanation is possible. If you believe in God, then you'd be a fool not to believe that He authored the Bible. Mankind wouldn't write the Bible if he could, and couldn't if he would. There is NO other Book on earth compared to the Word of God. The discovery of over 5,000 scrolls and parchments of the Scriptures is overwhelming evidence that the Word of God wasn't written by a single man, or during a certain time. The Bible spans 1500 years, written by over 40 men, from various walks of life, most of whom never met one another; YET, the Bible perfectly cross-references in understandable meaning to the diligent Bible student.
If you want to see a miracle from God, open your eyes. Life itself is proof of God's divine power and Godhead. I pity the fool who refuses to believe in electricity because he says he can't see it. God's presence is what holds the universe together (Acts 17:25). One only needs to sit back and view creation to KNOW that there is a God.
God is a prayer answering God, or else He wouldn't have asked us to pray (Philippians 4:6; 1st Thessalonians 5:17; 1st Peter 5:7). James 5:14,15 clearly tell us that God will heal the sick in response to the prayer of faith; BUT, James didn't say anything about healing for the lame, blind, or deaf. Many Christians today have wonderful testimonies of God's wondrous power that has healed them. However, it is abundantly clear that God doesn't heal amputees today, which would diminish the works which Christ did while upon the earth. Jesus spoke like no other man, and performed miracles like no other man, because He is the Son of God. Fake healers, such as Benny Hinn, never heal an amputee! In fact, there are no legitimate healers today, they're all fake! It's always a woman with a headache, or a man with pain in his leg, i.e., something non-verifiable. It's a proven scam that's been going on for ages, and people continue to fall for it.
The ONLY "Great Physician" is Jesus Christ, and He performed His miracles to prove His deity (John 15:24,25). Biblical healing today comes through faith; BUT, we must realize that it is NOT God's will to heal everyone, and amputees shouldn't expect any healing until the Lord's return. Amen! Every Christian who is suffering pain today... the deaf, dumb, blind, and crippled... will be forever healed by Christ's omnipotent power when he returns at the Rapture!
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