Faith healing refers to healing that occurs supernaturally, as the result of prayer rather than the use of medicines or the involvement of physicians or other conventional medical care. But some churches and movements twist the Bible's teachings regarding faith healing -- often with deadly results.
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The Followers of Christ Church is a church with members in Oregon. Oklahoma and Idaho. The church's extreme faith healing beliefs and practices have resulted in a many preventable deaths. While the state of Oregon has taken legislative action aimed at curtailing the church's deadly practices, the state of Idaho has been dragging its feet on the issue.
Christian science (The First Church of Christ, Scientist) is neither Christian nor scientific. This religious movement's denial and/or re-interpretation of key Biblical doctrines mark it as, theologically, a cult of Christianity. Nevertheless, in many U.S. states the Federal Government has granted Christian Science religious exemptions which, in the eyes of many, has led to needless suffering and preventable deaths as the church's followers apply its version of 'faith healing.'
The flesh has not changed over the centuries and many of God's people still prefer mastery of techniques and manipulation of powers to simple trust in the living God.
A small Pentecostal 'denomination' of sorts, consisting of a few dozen independent, loosely affiliated congregations throughout the USA. This group of churches is noted for its controversial, unbiblical teachings regarding faith healing, which have resulted in unnecessary deaths.
The freedom to believe as one chooses is crucial to the American way, but the right to practice religion must have its limits. Religious freedom -- including a belief in faith healing -- comes with responsibilities.
Research resources on the Followers of Christ Church, considered a destructive cult of Christianity.
While the Bible shows that God can heal people supernaturally, claims of particular faith-healers should be examined. Here’s what WORLD learned about the “Lakeland Outpouring” healings of television preacher Todd Bentley.