The Gospel of Healing

by A.B. Simpson

Healing: The Scriptural Foundation

Not simply healing but health. Man has a twofold nature. He is both a material and a spiritual being. And both natures have been equally affected by the Fall. His body is exposed to disease; his soul is corrupted by sin. How blessed, therefore, to find that the complete scheme of redemption includes both natures. It provides for the restoration of physical as well as the renovation of spiritual life!

The Redeemer appears among men with His hands stretched out to our misery and need, offering both salvation and healing. He offers Himself to us as a Savior to the uttermost; His indwelling Spirit the life of our spirit; His resurrection body the life of our mortal flesh.

Jesus begins His ministry by healing all who have need of healing; He closes it by making full atonement for our sin on the cross. Then on the other side of the open tomb He passes into heaven, leaving the double commission for “all nations” and “alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:19-20).

He says, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;… they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:15-18).

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