Many false claims of faith healing should not discourage Christians to seek a biblical way of thinking about sickness and healing. Looking at James 5:13-20 this article calls Christians to practice this text in seeking healing from God.
What is the function of the reference to Elijah in James 5:13-18? The author argues that in writing to a mainly Jewish Christian audience, James provides the example of a well-known figure from the Old Testament whom they are to emulate.
What does the Bible say about sickness and healing? This article provides a biblical overview on these topics. He especially looks at James 5:14-15. The author also evaluates the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and the Faith Healing Movement in relation to this.