Believers love to say, “We walk by faith and not by sight,” but in all honesty, we dislike walking by faith. We would rather view everything as black or white choices, as in drop a ball ten times off the table and watch it hit the floor ten times. Do it a hundred or a thousand times and the results will always be the same. The ball hits the floor. This is called empirical science because we easily observe it with our eyes.
Now, let’s check Jesus’ scientific methods for His healing miracles:
Jesus healed the blind by just speaking to a blind person, by touching a blind person’s eyes with His hands, by spitting on the eyes, and by putting a spit and mud mixture on a blind person’s eyes and then telling him to wash himself in a certain pool almost a mile away.
Jesus healed the deaf, mute, and one with a speaking impediment by sticking His fingers in a man’s ears and spitting on the tongue, and then commanding the man to be healed and by casting a demon out of a young boy.
Jesus said that we believers would do His works and greater ones, but to date, what’s our success rate? Not so good, right?
You would think by now we would have learned that pouring olive oil on a sick person’s forehead and praying a prayer of faith doesn’t always work. But yet, we keep doing it over and over and over again with very few – if any – successful results. Why?
We would rather fasten ourselves to a scriptural practice – sort of a scientific method – of praying for the sick, rather than learning how to walk in the Spirit by faith and doing the works of Jesus.
Guilty! Yes, we’re all guilty of doing this.
And then we wonder why gays mock us, huh?
(Continued in Part 3)