“The Holy Spirit told me to ‘turn around and pray for that man.’ ... I prayed, ‘Lord, Father; how am I going to pray for this man? He’s dead. What can I do?’ All of a sudden, these words came out of my mouth, ‘Father, God, I cry out for the soul of this man if he does not know You as his Lord and Savior, please raise him from the dead right now in Jesus name. A couple minutes later, we were looking at the monitor and all of a sudden a heart beat showed up."
--Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall IV, a heart specialist who spoke at the Fourth Annual World Christian Doctors Network (WCDN) Conference in Miami, Florida, last Friday. At the conference, Christian physicians reported cases where they believe divine healing occurred, presenting medical evidence such as patient history and test results in front of their colleagues.
Famed heart doctor tells the dramatic story of how a patient of his was ‘raised from the dead’ after prayer
1) Do you believe divine healing occurs today?
2) The WCDN website notes that in spite of extensive medical evidence, there will always be people who doubt divine healing has occurred. Why is it difficult for people to believe in divine healing?
3) When someone is healed through conventional means (medicine/medical care, surgery, change of lifestyle), do you think God's role is downplayed?
4) Why do we differentiate between "conventional" healing and "divine" healing?