Anyone had any healings lately?

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:29 am

Anne I know many Chistians who have had healing through miraculous circumstances, what is so special about Christian Science, what makes it a better system if it produces the same results as everyone else?
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Post by ChristianScientistAnn » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:29 am

Danieltwotwenty wrote:Ann I know many Chistians who have had healing through miraculous circumstances, what is so special about Christian Science, what makes it a better system if it produces the same results as everyone else?
In answer to your question, Daniel, one part that is special to me is that all followers of Christian Science know how to heal themselves and others, so the church members and Sunday school students are all healers. Though the healings cause us to praise and thank God, we do not consider them to be miracles. To us they are natural occurrences and they happen all the time. They are a re-discovery of the Law of Good (God) in our lives, which is great, but it is not miraculous. Every Wednesday all over the world half an hour of the church meeting is put aside for voluntary testimony time, during which people give gratitude for healings they've had. It's very meaningful to hear how others have been glorifying God that week in very ordinary ways and in big ways. We use this Science hourly.

I am always glad to hear of healings - like 1over137's healing of depression two years ago when she found Christianity. Thank you for sharing! WONDERFUL.

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Post by Byblos » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:50 am

ChristianScientistAnn wrote:
Danieltwotwenty wrote:Ann I know many Chistians who have had healing through miraculous circumstances, what is so special about Christian Science, what makes it a better system if it produces the same results as everyone else?
In answer to your question, Daniel, one part that is special to me is that all followers of Christian Science know how to heal themselves and others, so the church members and Sunday school students are all healers. Though the healings cause us to praise and thank God, we do not consider them to be miracles. To us they are natural occurrences and they happen all the time. They are a re-discovery of the Law of Good (God) in our lives, which is great, but it is not miraculous. Every Wednesday all over the world half an hour of the church meeting is put aside for voluntary testimony time, during which people give gratitude for healings they've had. It's very meaningful to hear how others have been glorifying God that week in very ordinary ways and in big ways. We use this Science hourly.

I am always glad to hear of healings - like 1over137's healing of depression two years ago when she found Christianity. Thank you for sharing! WONDERFUL.

Ann
I'm curious, do you also dedicate similar time to incidences where healing did not in fact occur? What do you attribute that to? Please don't mistake my question for derision, I'm really asking to learn.
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Post by ChristianScientistAnn » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:50 am

ChristianScientistAnn wrote:I'm curious, do you also dedicate similar time to incidences where healing did not in fact occur? What do you attribute that to? Please don't mistake my question for derision, I'm really asking to learn.
Thanks for asking, Byblos. During the Wednesday testimony meetings at our church, the focus at these meetings worldwide is on giving gratitude to God for the healings that have occurred. We consider the healings that haven’t occurred yet as being in progress. “All things are possible to God.” When a healing takes a long time – as in a problem one can live with, like impaired vision – we just keep praying and we expect a healing slow or fast. When a healing does not occur in a timely way – as in a life threatening situation, or a painful problem of any type, like a broken bone – the person may choose medical help without criticism. (They can choose medical means at any time for any reason they wish. It’s a personal decision.) Christian Science Nurses and Christian Science Nursing Facilities provide members with religious non-medical assistance: bandages, feeding, cleaning, mobility. Christian Science Practitioners (full time Healers) give prayerful treatment to patients anywhere in the world who ask for help. The daily rate is reduced in chronic cases. Members are learning every day how to more closely follow Christ Jesus’ supreme example of spiritual healing. A correct understanding of God makes the difference between a healing occurring and not occurring.
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Post by Philip » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:26 pm

A correct understanding of God makes the difference between a healing occurring and not occurring.
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Absolutely FALSE! If OUR UNDERSTANDING of God is the key to whether or not one is healed, then you are essentially saying that one's ability to heal is in their own hands (and/or the collective hands of other "understanding" men). Even as CS apparently believes that God gave men this healing ability - which is nonetheless knowledge-dependent and in man's hands. But the reality is that, Clearly, our ability to be healed is entirely up to God's will (as to whether or not He wants us to be healed).

To echo Daniel a bit, when people are NOT healed, when they linger for years with some difficult illness, perhaps even eventually succumbing to it, what does CS say about those cases? A lack of proper and applied knowledge? A lack of faith? Do you not believe that there are many, many situations is which God's will for a person is NOT to heal them? Of did they just lack knowledge and/or incorrectly apply the necessary knowledge? Also, do you think the healings supposedly prevalent amongst Christian Scientists can be replicated by those of other faiths?

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Post by RickD » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:36 pm

A correct understanding of God makes the difference between a healing occurring and not occurring.
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Ann,

Could you explain what a correct understanding of God means? I'd like to understand where you're coming from.
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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:14 pm

ChristianScientistAnn wrote:In answer to your question, Daniel, one part that is special to me is that all followers of Christian Science know how to heal themselves and others, so the church members and Sunday school students are all healers. Though the healings cause us to praise and thank God, we do not consider them to be miracles. To us they are natural occurrences and they happen all the time. They are a re-discovery of the Law of Good (God) in our lives, which is great, but it is not miraculous. Every Wednesday all over the world half an hour of the church meeting is put aside for voluntary testimony time, during which people give gratitude for healings they've had. It's very meaningful to hear how others have been glorifying God that week in very ordinary ways and in big ways. We use this Science hourly.

I am always glad to hear of healings - like 1over137's healing of depression two years ago when she found Christianity. Thank you for sharing! WONDERFUL.

Ann
Interesting stuff, so what are some of the methods employed to bring about healing?
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Post by ChristianScientistAnn » Sat May 17, 2014 11:06 am

Hello All,
I haven't posted in over a month, and it's because much as I have enjoyed the online comraderie, what I really want and need is to be able to talk to people one on one and in person. I need to get out there!
Good bye (which means God be with ye). It's been good!
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Post by 1over137 » Sat May 17, 2014 11:08 am

Good bye.
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Post by SeekingSanctuary » Sat May 17, 2014 11:25 am

That's a shame, I had just been wondering where you had went the other day.

Best wishes, and I hope you find what you're looking for.

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Post by RickD » Sat May 17, 2014 11:40 am

ChristianScientistAnn wrote:Hello All,
I haven't posted in over a month, and it's because much as I have enjoyed the online comraderie, what I really want and need is to be able to talk to people one on one and in person. I need to get out there!
Good bye (which means God be with ye). It's been good!
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Darn! And just when I was starting to warm up to Christian Science...

Oh well. I guess I'll have to be a Mormon instead. y:-?

Ann,

You are welcome here if you want to come back. :wave:
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