Archive for January 14th, 2008

Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?

There is an entire web site dedicated to this question.  It came to my attention when a friend of mine forwarded me an e-mail her husband (who has yet to put his faith in Christ) sent her. 


He argued that if God could answer some medical conditions, like brain tumors, for example, by shrinking them or completely removing them, why wouldn’t he regenerate someone’s limbs? 


Are the prayers of an amputee not as faith-filled?

Is God limited somehow? 

“If God intervenes with cancer patients to remove cancerous tumors, then God should also intervene with amputees to regenerate lost limbs.” 


But He doesn’t.  He never has. 


At first, I rationalized the argument thinking, “this is just another man’s attempt to disprove the existence of the all-powerful God.”  And I still think that to a certain extent.  From what I know of this man, he’s grasping at everything he can to excuse God.  (I personally think He’s closer to surrendering his life than he’s ever been… and that excites me!)  But I also didn’t want to turn a blind eye to the questions raised.  I honestly don’t know what to think… or say in response.


I invite you to check out the web site and consider my friend’s questions above.  Share your thoughts and maybe I’ll have some valid arguments to share with my friend.  Help me out… what do you think?


Why won’t God heal amputees? 


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