This is the first half of two articles on the gospel of healing. This article looks at the health and wealth gospel. Working from Isaiah 53:5 and Psalm 103:3, the author shows that the promises here are of healing from sin. However, although Jesus is able to heal, He did not promise to heal everyone. The miracles done by Christ and the apostles are not promised to every believer.
This article examines the claim that all Christians should enjoy perfect health based on Christ's work of atonement. The author shows that this claim fails to understand the purpose of Christ's miracles and is not supported by biblical history. Besides, this claim is disastrous for pastoral care and leads to folly. In saying this, this article confirms that God gives healing.