Doctrinally Incorrect Healing

27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe.
28 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”
29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.
Mark 5:27-29 (NLT)

In this article we shall look into an important truth that can put all the theologians to shame. Please don’t get me wrong. It is not my priority to put anyone down even if they are theologians. My sole objective to reveal this truth is to help believers to put it to use for our prosperity. It so happens that the side effect of this truth will shame them for their worship of doctrines.

We should be quite familiar of the fact that those who are under the bondage of theology like to talk about the doctrines. In their mind, everything around them can be classified into doctrinally correct or doctrinally incorrect.

The above passage tells us that Jesus never bothered about doctrines. Let me start from the background of the story. Jesus was on his way to the house of a local big shot called Jairus to heal his daughter. During the journey, a huge crowd followed him. He was surrounded by a lot of people who wanted to get near him. Within the crowd, there was a woman who had been suffering bleeding for the past twelve years. She tried every way to seek healing but failed. I am sure the theologians would have told her that God wanted her to bleed for his glory or God is showing her his sufficient grace through her bleeding. Obviously, she did not believe in theology.

She had one mission in mind. She wanted to touch Jesus’ robe.

28 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”
Mark 5:28 (NLT)

She thought touching the robe would heal her. Here is my question. Who told her that? There is nothing in the Old Testament that says anything close to touching somebody’s robe to get healing. It was not a common practice at that time either or Jesus would not be amazed. This also means that the theologian could not have taught that in the temple.

The only conclusion we can make is she made it up. The idea has no scriptural basis. It is a wrong doctrine. This woman was convinced of it and put it into practice. This is the result of her wrong doctrine.

29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.
Mark 5:29 (NLT)

She got healed. Her wrong doctrine works. Let us look at Jesus’ response to this event.

30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?”
31 His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’”
32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it.
Mark 5:30-32 (NLT)

The surprise here is Jesus himself was caught in surprise. Read Verse 30 again. Jesus realized that his healing power had left him. That woman had taken Jesus’ healing power without his expressed permission. Don’t you think this it a great feat by itself? How can anyone take anything directly from Jesus before he knew about it? This is totally impossible and yet this woman had achieved the impossible.

Jesus asked loudly “Who touched my robe?”. Many people were pressing against him but he knew there was one touch that has taken his powers. The woman knew she could not hide anymore. So, she confessed her sins of taking Jesus’ healing powers without his permission. This is what Jesus said.

34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”
Mark 5:34 (NLT)

There are 3 points in this verse.
1. Jesus identified the woman’s faith as the cause of her healing.
2. He gave her the permission to take his powers.
3. He confirmed that her healing was permanent.

Do you notice something strange? Jesus never corrected her wrong doctrine. Even in this blog, I have people who tried to correct my doctrines. It is clear that Jesus is not a doctrine worshipper. He does not care about doctrines like the theologians do.

What caused the woman to be healed in the first place? According to Jesus, it was her faith. She may have wrong doctrines but she had faith that the doctrine works. As she had believed, she received. Her faith was so powerful that even her wrong doctrine cannot stop her from getting what she wanted. The modern term for this phenomenon is called the “placebo effect”.

A placebo is a pill that is made of sugar. It has no medicine and thus cannot heal any disease. However, if a patient who takes the placebo believes that it is an effective medicine that can heal his disease, he will get healed after taking the placebo. This is already a recognized fact in medical science. Faith works. We get what we believe. If you believe you are healed, you will be healed even if you are sick right now. If you believe you are rich, you will be rich even if you are physically poor right now. This is faith. Faith is more important than doctrines.

This tells us that every responsible church should preach faith first, and doctrines second. Churches that practise this will often be accused for preaching the Prosperity Gospel by the worshippers of doctrines. Therefore, the mark of a responsible church is, it must be accused for preaching the Prosperity Gospel by the worshippers of doctrines. I will not waste time going to churches that have not been accused of the above.

Does this means doctrines are not important? The answer is no. We need to put them in their proper place. We should not worship them like the theologians. What exactly is a doctrine? Its equivalent in science is “theory” or “law”. If you are to attend any science classes, you will definitely be introduced with certain theories or laws. These laws are discovered by the scientists in order to help us to understand certain natural processes and subsequently help us to use them for our prosperity. This is what scientific laws are all about.

We use the scientific laws for our prosperity. We don’t worship them. We do not start a crusade against people who refuse to obey the same laws of science as we do. Throughout history, you can never find a group of engineers declaring war on another group of engineers each time they disagree on any engineering laws or doctrines. The same can be said to any other professions like teachers, doctors, artists, musicians, plumbers, chef etc. We do not kill our counterparts in the same profession because they do not believe in our professional doctrines.

In this regard, the theologians are the exceptions. They will not hesitate to declare wars and kill each other if the other side does not agree with their doctrines. The theologians are a disgrace for humanity.

How shall we use doctrines? Bible doctrines are like scientific laws and theories. The doctrines help us to understand the Bible better in order for us to use for our prosperity. In other words, Bible doctrines are our servants and not our masters. What do you really want in your life? Use doctrines to get them. Do you want to have a lot of money in your bank account? Look for doctrines that can help you to do so and put them to use. Do you want to get healed? Do the same. If you find a doctrine that says God wants you to be poor and sick for his glory, throw it away. Remember the bottom line. We are the boss, doctrines are our servants. We have the right to fire any doctrine that cannot help to get what we want.

However, here is a final reminder. Doctrines are good servants but they are still secondary to faith. Get your faith in order. Then look for doctrines you can use. You will have anything you want.


One Response to “Doctrinally Incorrect Healing”

  1. Kaffein Says:

    Preach it, brother.

    No wonder Hebrews says without faith it is impossible to please God. How true when our human wisdom is like foolishness to God.


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