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Faith Healing and the Catholic Church - Authorities Quoted

As a Protestant for over 50 years, I would quote Scripture first and then appeal to the logic of the hearer to understand my interpretation was correct. I now wish to present information from Scripture to be consistent with the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church.

Just to make this point, look at Acts 15 and note that a controversy arose that was presented to the Apostles and elders for adjudication. Note especially verse 24 which has the key phrase, "to whom we gave no such commandment". People were teaching something the Church had not authorized to be taught. My intention is therefore to stick with what has been authorized. By utilizing the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), one can be sure that the material has been reviewed and authorized by the Apostles and elders by the way of the current Magisterium of the Church.

Where the CCC refers to Scripture, those passages will be given to demonstrate that the information is not only Scriptural but also interpreted correctly. My purpose is to have this document reflect the actual teaching of the Church and not just my opinion of what the Church teaches. Furthermore it is to also show that this teaching of the Church is in fact completely Scriptural.

Our Protestant brothers will yield to the authority of the Scripture but not to the authority of the CCC. Hopefully this approach will help bring unity through understanding that the CCC is consistent with Scripture at least as far as the material presented in this document is concerned.

I suggest that the reader have available both the CCC and his/her Bible and see whether the representations are correct.

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This is part of a FREE 23 page document, Faith Healing Consistent with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which can be found in the Cooperation Among Christian Denominations section of the Independent Christian website.

Doug Johnson has been writing and online publishing Christian and Social Conservative articles since the 1990's on http://www.IndependentChristian.org/

Doug has been a Bible believing Evangelical Christian since childhood. He has been received into fellowship with the Evangelical Free Church, the Plymouth Brethern, the Assembly of God, the American Baptist, and the Southern Baptist.

In the early 2000's, he was received into full communion with the Catholic Church after careful study of the Catholic Catechism and the Bible. He believes Catholics and Bible believing Protestants should build on what they have in common rather than looking at what is different.

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