If God heals, then there should be a lot of medical evidence. Right?
Then where is it?
Testimonies are great, but testimonies with before and after X-rays are even better.
If you are trained in the sciences, then from day one you are trained to ask, “Where is the evidence?” for any claim that someone might make. A doctor can make a claim about something as simple as taking an aspirin can reduce your chances of having a heart attack, and when she does, she is expected by her community to produce data demonstrating that it’s true.
Yet in the church rarely do we hear of healing claims backed up with medical evidence. We make claims of tumors disappearing instantly or blind eyes opening yet very seldom does the church go through the process of collecting the data and putting out there for the world to see.
This has caused many to doubt modern miracle claims. To be honest, who can blame them? If I told you I had a unicorn in my basement, and you don’t believe unicorns exists, (and you shouldn’t) then asking for evidence is giving me the benefit of the doubt that my claim might be true. It’s not a sign of an unwillingness to believe, but rather a sign of open heart willing to be convinced by the truth, but unwillingness to believe nonsense.
So when the church makes the claims that tumors are falling off of people or that blind people are receiving pupils then you can understand why outsiders who ask for the medical evidence and don’t receive any have a hard time believing those claims.
What makes miracle claims different from unicorn claims is that miracles do happen. Many who are reading this have seen or experienced God’s power for themselves. In a 2007 Pew Survey of 35,000 Americans from different religious backgrounds, over 33% claim to have seen or experienced a divine healing. If only 1% of those are the real deal, that’s still millions of miracles that have occurred.
The reason more miracles claims are not corroborated by medical documentation is because collecting it is very difficult. Some people don’t have the right type of before evidence. Others haven’t been back to the doctor. When an issue is healed sometimes insurance will not pay for after tests. This can be tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. Sometimes the test needed to corroborate a miracle testimony would be different from the one that was given at the start of the patient’s symptoms. Sometimes doctors are afraid of backlash from insurance companies or medical boards for reporting certain types of healing.
Dr. Randy Clark of Global Awakening is a forerunner in solving the evidence problem. A few years ago, he started the Global Medical Research Institute. GlobalMRI.org
Its mission is to study the results of prayer made in the name of Jesus. I am partnering with that organization in producing my film. GMRI will be fact checking all of the miracle testimonies made in the film. I hope to show 3-5 solid cases. My hope is that this film will be a bridge between the intellectual and the supernatural for people with legitimate questions.
Bill Johnson says, “If we want to see revival become a great awakening then we must influence the influencers.” The influencers of our day doesn’t speak the language of personal testimony, rather they speak the language of science, philosophy, and reason. If we want to see the next great awakening then the church must learn to speak their language.
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