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Faith Healing and the Catholic Church - Basis of Faith Narrative

BASING BELIEF ON SCRIPTURE

Ken Hagin got positive results from Scripture when there was no one teaching how to do it. He had to learn it on his own. For over 80 years, he maintained his health until his recent passing.

I do not know if Ken is right in everything he said or did. I know however that what he taught me is right in line with Scripture as far as I can determine. My understanding of the teaching now is not based on Ken's teaching but on my own knowledge of Scripture.

My study of Scripture has also led me in a path I never thought I would take. I remember one time in the mid 1960's a friend asked me to go to a Catholic church because her son was receiving first communion. I was shocked to hear the phrase "behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world". I had no idea that such "good stuff" was in the Catholic Church.

It took 25 years for me to follow up on that "revelation". Even when I met individuals in the FGBMFI who where Catholics and obviously as saved as I was, I still did not pursue it. It was not until the late 1990's did I really get into it. In June of 2001, I was received into full fellowship with the Catholic Church.

When I was looking into the teachings of the Catholic Church, I relied on the Catechism of the Catholic Church to be the final authority as to the official doctrine of the Church. I resolved in my mind the differences with the various Protestant churches I have been affiliated with throughout my lifetime. I wrote of a separate series of articles concerning what I discovered.

I was concerned with the teachings were in regards to the Faith Teaching. I was pleased with what I found. I am writing this document to demonstrate how the Faith Teachings line up with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Before I start, however, I must say there is still much I do not understand. I am still in the process of learning. I do, however, know something about this material. When the CCC lines up with Scripture and with my previous experience and learning, I can confidently make some very strong statements.

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This is an excerpt from the 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. .

The document does not speak for the Catholic Church but the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) does. The CCC is quoted and the footnotes are followed where they are often linked to Scripture. It is suggested that the reader have available both the CCC and his/her Bible and see whether the representations are correct.

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.

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