Since becoming a Christian over nine years ago, I have noticed that the church is in the middle of tremendous conflict. One camp of Christians says God is the Healer, while the other says God might occasionally make you sick, in order to teach you humility, suffering, dedication, or some other esoteric lesson.
So I have searched the scriptures, hoping to find biblical examples that would prove which side of the aisle God falls on. And after years of research, I present to you every New Testament example where God made a Christian sick:
So there you have it. This list includes every time God injured one of His own children. It’s a fairly short list, so feel free to memorize it. It may come in handy someday.
[ your turn: God may not make Christians sick, but He sure does like to heal them. Post your favorite healing story in the comments below! ]