The Bible is our inspiration which teaches in both testaments that God is a healing God. We read in Exodus15:26 about one of God's name is Jehovah Rapha God Who heals His people. Looking at the lives of Elijah and Elisha in the books of Kings, we see that they healed the sick and performed miracles as the Lord enabled them. We read in the psalms that He heals all of His people's diseases Ps103:3. In Isaiah53 we have a description of the Messiah, the Suffering Servant. Part of His ministry was to bear in His body (death) the sins and sicknesses of the world Isaiah53:4,5. We then find this scripture quoted by the apsotle Matthew chapter eight and verse seventeen. This is found in the midst of a phase of Jesus' healing ministry. Jesus as part of the disciples preparation and training equipped heal the sick Matthew10:7,8. In the book of Acts from chapter three we see them healing the sick which continues through this book.
Our reading of the New Testament would see signs and wonders as evidence of the presence of the Kingdom of God. We would also see that the early church believed that healing was part of the atonement alongside the forgiveness of sins.
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