Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Fallacy of "If You Only Had More Faith, You Could Be Healed"

On Faith and Healing - Norbert (By Common Consent)


Jared said...

What do you think? Is there a possibility lack of faith prevents a healing?

I enjoyed the article you linked to, but the title of the post left me wondering, so I thought I would ask the above question.

Papa D said...

Absolutely, Jared. I believe fiath plays a role in many healings. I just don't believe every time a healing doesn't occur it indicates a lack of faith - or that every person who has faith is healed because of that faith.

I've had too many experiences with both (healing being tied to faith in cases and healing not being tied to faith in cases) to question that belief. I don't understand the "why" for each case, but I do believe faith CAN and does play a role in many cases.

My main objection is the idea that we can judge someone's faith based on whether or not they are healed.

Jared said...

Thanks for clarifying your understanding, that's the way I see it too.