Those are valid questions, good questions, and biblical at that. Before we get into faith healing, I think it’s important for us to understand how Jesus performed miracles. Jesus performed dozens and dozens of miracles throughout the Gospels. Whenever I say Gospels, I am talking about Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
I want to lift out one miracle that Christ performed in the book of Luke, chapter five. Now, here is the situation. Back in biblical times, leprosy, which is called Hansen’s disease today, was a horrible situation. The person who had leprosy could not receive healing through conventional means. There was no medication, no help whatsoever.
Leprosy caused nerve endings in the body to die, which particularly affected the extremities. Fingers, hands, feet, and faces fell off, because the person no longer had the benefit of pain receptors to keep from injuring and maiming their extremities.