Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Healing of Amputees Question

"Please do instruct me and tell me exactly why God does not heal amputees?"

The question comes with the presupposition that God has never healed even one amputee. The questioner assumes that he has all knowledge of all things that God has done since the creation of the world. He knows what has happened throughout history in Africa, India, China, Russia, and every country on earth, since the beginning of time. He claims "divine omniscience."

It would be more humble for him to say, "With the very limited knowledge that I have of the works of God throughout history, I believe that there has never been a medically substantiated case of Him healing someone whose limb (or any body part) had been amputated. I really don't know if He has or if He hasn't, but I still come to the conclusion that He doesn’t exist."

I have to admit though that if God did heal an amputee, it would be nothing short of a miracle. If He created a moving, living human arm, filled with incredibly complex and responding muscles, joined to an unbelievably complex hand, with a mass of blood vessels filled with life-giving blood, that connects to a pumping human heart, with an amazingly intricate nervous system that responds to the phenomenal human brain, it would be an "evident" miracle. It would be absolute and undeniable proof that He does indeed exist. Conceded.

Take a moment to look downwards, and slightly to your right. There (unless you are an amputee), you should see a living human arm. Bend it at the middle. Now slowly pull it up towards your eyes. Focus, and look at it. Think for a few moments about the amazing ability of Almighty God. Listen carefully to the God-given voice of "reason." You are not an an animal. You have the ability to reason. No animal can do this in a way that a human being can. Then, while still listening to that voice, slowly read this Bible verse:

"And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off [amputated] his right ear. But Jesus answered and said, 'Permit even this.' And He touched his ear and healed him" (Luke 22:50-51).

If, for some reason, you are not hearing the voice of reason, may He do the same to you.