What is the difference between the miracles of Jesus and the miracles of some modern faith healers?

There are great differences between the miracles of Jesus and those that are claimed by some modern faith healers, some of which are:

1-Jesus Christ healed everyone that came to Him without exception. “Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them” (Matthew 4:24 also Luke 4:40). By contrast, some modern faith healers pick who they will heal, not everyone is entitled for healing in their crusades.

2-Jesus offered people complete healing. The blind beggars in Matthew 20:34 were given full sight. And Peter’s mother-in-law was completely healed and she got up and served Jesus and His disciples (Mark 1:31). By contrast, some modern faith healers offer partial healings to people.

3-Jesus healed people instantly. The centurion’s servant was healed the instant Jesus pronounced his healing (Matthew 8:13). The paralytic got up instantly and started to walk (Luke 5:24-25). By contrast, some of the modern day faith healers claim that their healing may be experienced  gradually.

4-Jesus performed miracles for many obvious diseases like blindness, deafness, paralysis, leprosy…etc. By contrast, some modern faith healers heal symptoms like back-pains, headaches, breathing complication…etc. where such healing can’t be proved beyond what one individual says.

5-Jesus resurrected people from the dead: Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5:41-42), Lazarus, (John 11) and the son of the widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17). By contrast, modern faith healers do not even attempt such deeds.

6-Jesus did not ask for money in return for healing. In fact, Jesus instructed His disciples, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). By contrast, some modern faith healers stress the giving of resources to obtain healing.

7-Jesus was a perfect, humble man (Luke 9:58). By contrast, some modern faith healers live lavish and luxurious life styles which is contrary to the spirit of self-sacrificing service that Jesus and His followers manifested.

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In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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