Monday, July 12, 2004

Thinx 3: Luke 5:23

Not WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) but HDJT (How Did Jesus Think). Barna Group has a book out about that. It's about having a biblical world view. For us the two statements ("your sins are forgiven" and "take up your bed and walk") seem unrelated. What's the similarity between healing and forgiveness? Or, what's the similarity between Jesus forgiving and Jesus healing? How are they tied together in this event? If Jesus heals, does it mean God forgave? If Jesus forgives, does it mean God healed?

This impacts healing ministries -- we focus on the healing and ignore the forgiving, as if the one could be and should be separated from the other. Some healing services I've been to, you'd think it were possible to have one without the other.

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