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In Mark 3:1-6, Jesus heals a crippled man's hand on the sabbath: Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed hand. 2 Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus’ enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand ...


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When you read the Old Testament and find restrictions like this one what you need to realize is that most of these types of restrictions are reactions to what the other inhabitants of the land were doing. God didn't want His people to copy the pagan rituals that were going on, and some of it is just preventing the spread of desease. So if you have a doubt, ...


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No, medical use of prescription drugs is compatible with the Word of Wisdom. Opiates, alcohol (e.g., cough syrup), and other drugs are commonly used as medicine but would clearly violate the Word of Wisdom if taken recreationally. A recent article in the Ensign (the official Church magazine) stated, "We should not use any drugs except when they are necessary ...


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Demons can say pretty much whatever they want, lying or telling the truth as it suits them. Jesus had already been accused of consorting with demons by such groups as the Sanhedrin (for example, in Matthew 12:24). He refuted those claims, of course, but they kept coming up, so it's likely that at least some people believed them. In that context, a demon ...


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There are many recorded instances in the Bible of healing, from Old Testament stories of Naaman having to dip seven times into the muddy Jordan river, to the New Testament story of the woman with an issue of blood who was healed only by reaching out her hand to touch Jesus's garment. In the book of Acts, the people are healed as they merely lay in the shadow ...


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This idea assumes that having a transfusion is equivalent to eating blood. I find that idea a bit strange. If I were to take my food, put it in a blender for a while so it becomes nice and liquified, and then inject it into a vein, it would most likely kill me, even though the food itself, taken properly, is good for me, because I'm bypassing the digestive ...


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Here are a few verses that might shed some light on the question (sorry, being a new user, I can only give you links for context for the first two due to SPAM protection on stackexchange): The book of Psalms, Chapter 27, Verse 1 "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" The ...


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TL;DR: Milk before meat. Deep doctrine is dangerous to an unprepared soul. "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able." (see 1 Corinthians 3:1-3) Christ taught in parables [as did Isaiah] so that the spiritually immature and spiritually mature could both benefit from the ...


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DEV--Don's Edited Version The answer to your question comes from Jesus, and also from the words of John in the verse you quoted. John's words: John assumed that because the unnamed exorcist was not in the inner circle of the Twelve that his exorcism could not therefore be on the "up and up." Jesus' words: In essence, Jesus told John (and all the other ...


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This was apparently Jesus way of teaching us that our rewards are commensurate with our faith: All Scriptures are from the King James translation. In verse 24 the man could see but only partially, that was probably because he had heard of Jesus healing power, but was still skeptical. In verse 25 he had experienced Jesus healing power, and then expected ...


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I don't think there's any reason to suppose he restricted healings or other miracles to the sabbath. It seems he was much more free with his healings (cf. Mat. 9:35ff) and with his commands about healing (cf. Mat. 10:7f). But one instance is enough to disprove the hypothesis: Jesus healed the ear of the servant in Luke 22:49f. Then according to 22:66, he ...


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This is what I heard from some pastors. Here are some reasons why some are healed but some are not. The will of God: Sometimes, no matter how much you pray no healing will take place. On other occasions, even a simple and short prayer heals the person instantly. Though God is able to heal anyone at anytime, God works according to His own will and His plan. ...


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Just to add some more examples of Jesus doing (only) as much as people asked/believed. These (allusions—they are not the complete story) are instances where Jesus did only what people asked him to do, even though he certainly could have done more. The centurion told Jesus he didn't need to come to his house, he could heal his servant from afar. Matthew ...


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"This assumes that the request is in God's will, which I think is a safe assumption for healing (?)." This is a safe assumption based on the life and works of Jesus. Jesus is the exact representation of the Father and as such revealed the Father's will to heal in never refusing to heal someone who came to Him and never suggesting that someone needs to wait ...


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In context, the Pharisees are talking about Christ casting out a devil, not a healing. Matt 12:22,24 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 24) But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub [Satan] ...


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In the matter of how far is too far when allowing doctors to heal us, when what you do is in violation of gods commandments. In Acts 15:28&29 we see that the command to have nothing to do with blood is still relevent: "For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you except these necessary things: 29 to keep ...


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ACTS 15:19-20 (KJV) "Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God. But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood." Just remember that this was not the life that was meant for us. Sin came into the world and ...


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Marijuana use is acceptable in the following circumstances: Its use is legal where the person resides. It is administered under direction of a competent physician Where illegal, use of marijuana may prevent people from being baptized. This restriction has nothing to do with marijuana itself but is a question of legality. The official church policy is ...


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The Bible does directly speak of healing our minds and hearts which is just another way of saying in the vernacular --> 'damaged emotions'. For example, in predicting the Messiah, the prophet Malachi describes his work as 'healing': 1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day ...


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ShemSeger's answer is the best, and very good. However, it needs to be placed in a comprehensive context of what God has made explicitly clear regarding the opening or closing of minds. Scripture points out God wants everyone saved, "who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" 2 Tim 2:3 but, at the same time Christ points ...


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Some Jews seemed to think that lepersy was a punishment for sin, rather than a sin itself. However, not all Jews did, as the Book of Job straight out denies that all suffering is due to past sin. Remember how Job's friends kept telling Job to repent for a past sin, but Job keeps telling them that there is no such sin? Well, when God comes into the ...


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The answer to your question may be right there in the same chapter of Luke: Luke 9:12 through 17 NKJV Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, "Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place." 13 But he said to them, "You give ...


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The plain language declaration of the Kingdom of God was to be told by the disciples. Matthew 28:16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain that Jesus commanded them. And seeing him, they bowed down to him, thought some hesitated. Having brought himself forward, Jesus spoke to them, saying "All authority in Heaven and on Earth was ...


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TL; DR: This was a necessary out-working of God's plan to see the ingathering of the Gentiles (to be included in the family of God). A key part of scripture that gives us insight into this question is found in Romans chs 9-11 which summarizes: How God exercises his soveriegn choice in calling to himself a people of faith, and how this includes not just ...


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Many answers are on the right track. What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Many who went to hear Jesus were not there to hear the truth. Instead they were there to try to catch Jesus speaking against the law or commit blasphemy so as to find cause to condemn Him. Therefore, Jesus directed this saying to all those who did ...


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I consider a biblical answer of a person whose heart God hardened. Pharaoh, in the time of Moses, was shown repeatedly hardening his own heart, until finally the Lord began to harden his heart to the point of supernatural stupidity. The Lord made an example out of a bad man, who had chosen and committed himself to his wicked rebellion against the Lord. ...


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While this isn't a question that can be definitively answered, I've heard teaching that links these types of incidents to John 6:1-15, particularly verses 14-15 (NIV quoted here): 14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to ...


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I think you will find the answer to your question, in the calling forth of Lazarus from the dead, and especially in the following verse of that story: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation; John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified ...



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