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on 3 September 2017
There are two extreme views on the topic of miraculous healing in the Church. One is that it doesn't happen at all anymore (Cessationists), and the other is that everyone and anyone can and should always be healed. This book is the latter. My own view is that either extreme view is us dictating to God who should or shouldn't be healed. The choice is His. It is not a black and white issue.
If you pray for someone's healing and end by saying, "if it is Your will Lord", Bill Johnson and his church will say that that is unbelief. He wrongly claims that God DOESN'T use sickness to develop Christlike character! And that if He did it would be spiritual child-abuse! But God clearly did in the OT (Job) so did Calvary change God's character?
Having said this, the book isn't all bad. There are some good truths in there.
Charles Price, who doesn't believe in everyone being healed, once said something helpful on this subject; he said (paraphrasing) 'Those churches that believe everyone should be healed tend to have a better success rate in heal some than those churches that don't.'
I do believe that we should expect more miraculous healing than most churches do expect. We should have more faith for the miraculous, but the choice is Gods and He has a bigger goal for us than just our physical healing; He wants us to be like His Son and that is NOT spiritual child-abuse!