Does Faith Prolong Suffering for Cancer Patients?

20 05 2009

Does Faith Prolong Suffering for Cancer Patients? | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction.

This article may be of encouragement to some sufferers. Jesus said we should pray always, and not lose heart. The Bible teaches that the prayer of a righteous person is effective. (By the way, a person of faith is a person who has faith in Jesus Christ’s righteousness!) Cancer cells, are basically cells that refuse to come under authority!  Many are the stories of such battles, with cancer, where prayer and faith, and healing in unusual measure have played a lovely role in a person’s life.



2 responses

21 05 2009

For your question – Does faith PROLONG suffering for cancer victims. can’t say I could agree to that necessarily.
I watched my brother die a long, slow, agonizing death to that coward c. but I can say that if it were not for the c, I don’t know if my brother would ever have really accepted salvation. He was one of the most stubborn, hardheaded, and hard hearted people I’ve ever known. But by the grace of God, I know my beloved brother IS now with the Lord.
I miss him so much, but would not wish him back, not the way he was before the c, nor the way he was after it invaded his body.
God bless, you, MountainHigh

21 05 2009

Yes, MountainHigh, it is a strange question really.
Certainly, rightly understood, suffering has great purpose, and benefit, and is a gift for the human race.
As the sufferings of Jesus Christ, certainly reveal.

Re slow sufferings, yes..
We have opportunity, in long-term sufferings, to think, to say significant things, and yes, above all, to come to terms with our relationship with our heavenly Father. Mercy comes in many forms, some unusual – but all from the One who cares deeply, for us.
(And who deals with the evil of humanity, and puts in place the ‘curse’ (Genesis 3), for a time, …in which we all groan).

Thanks for sharing about your dear brother. Secured, in a good destiny is a great comfort.
Nevertheless, pain is pain – and we are often surprised by its magnitude.
And theological understanding doesn’t necessarily diminish its depths, or effects.
Thanks for the comments.
Kind regards, Trevor.

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