3.The Christian duty of healing is primarily assigned to the whole Christian community or congregation and those who are trained for that service.
If healing is understood this way, it will be clear that the whole congregation participates in the healing process. The congregation participates in healing by praying, by embracing every person with love, by showing practical deeds of love, and by creating possibilities for participation in Christ’s mission.
The duty of the community in the healing ministry
Disease and healing are known altogether as experiences in life.Every kind of healing comes from God.This happens no matter if healing occurs through natural means which many of us are used to or not, no matter if healing is achieved through medical means or through the so called healing by faith. This generally means that every thing which has been attained through modern medicine must lastly be understood as the healing power of God. That is why we perceive modern medicine as a gift from God, hence we use both spiritual and scientific means with equal thankfulness.
>>taken from: “The neglected dimensions- analyses on health and healing in ecumenical process” Study journal on the theme of health and healing, edited by Deutschen Intitut für Ärztliche Mission.
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