'Introduction to the Bible' shows how the great themes of the Bible fit together into one story that spans both the Old and New Testaments. With Jesus at the centre of the story, this unit shows how God planned to redeem his people. The story begins with promises to Abraham, continues through the fortunes of the nation of Israel, and reaches its climax at the cross.
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Many teach and are taught that it is always God’s will to heal and that God wants to heal everybody. This teaching is false and cannnot stand in light of the Bible — even in looking at the life and ministry of Christ.
At the Pool of Bethesda in John 5, there lay a “multitude of invalids—blind, lame and paralysed.” (v3). Does Jesus choose to heal them all? No. Could He have? Yes.
He sovereignly chose to heal “One man” (v5). A man that did not even know Him, let alone have ‘enough faith’ to get healed.
It is here that we see, God’s will is not to always heal. He has purpose in suffering; to refine and conform us to Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.