And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” (Matthew 8:2 NASB)
Charismatics would have chastise this man for not having faith because he said, “If you are willing.”
Evangelicals would have encouraged him to learn a lesson in his pain.
Fundamentalists would have condemn him for breaking the law and being in public.
What did Jesus do? Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (Matthew 8:3 NASB)
If our theology has more reasons why we cannot be healed, then reasons we can, we need to rethink our theology.
If loving and restoring people are secondary to following rules, we need to rethink our theology.
If eradicating sickness, disease, oppression is less important than behavior management, we need to rethink our theology.
Let’s do the stuff Jesus did!