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False Teachings about Health (10 of 10)
Exodus 4:11, Job 13:15, 19:25-27, 42:7-8, Psalm 72:12-14, Matthew 9:2, John 9:2-3, Romans 11:18, 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 3:16-18, 4:11, 6:18-20, 2 Corinthians 4:16, 11:30, 12:7-10, Ephesians 2:8-9, 5:23-24, Colossians 1:24
One of the tragedies about the health and wealth 'gospel' is that it excludes any who aren't perfect. If you are sick, you are a sinner or you lacks faith. Those in poverty, illness, disabilities, trials and suffering are told that they are faithless, under God's judgment or have sin in their lives. Does the Bible support this view? We will examine the doctrine and compare it to scripture to see if they agree.
Jesus is the Savior of the Body
Benny Hinn wrote the following in his book 'Rise and be Healed':
The Bible says in Ephesians 5:23 that Jesus is the Savior of the body. If Jesus Christ is the savior of the body, then your body ought to be made whole.
Let's look at the passage Hinn is quoting to see if scripture is teaching that everyone's body should be healed. Ephesians 5:
23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
What is the body? It is the body of Christ - or the church. To understand this fully, let's also bring in two other passages:
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
Colossians 1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
Colossians leaves no doubt - the body is the church. Jesus is the Savior of the church. Our physical bodies will one day be redeemed, but while this world is under the curse of sin and ...
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