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Men, Woman Say They Were Cured by Faith Healings [Part 2 in Cleveland news report]
News Channel 5 ^ | February 22, 2005

Posted on 02/22/2005 3:09:03 PM PST by Diago

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Men, Woman Say They Were Cured by Faith Healings

Woman Told She Was Going To Die Says She Was Healed

UPDATED: 10:08 am EST February 22,

2005

CLEVELAND -- An unprecedented number of faith healings in Cleveland are taking place in area churches at a faster pace than ever before, NewsChannel5 reported.

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Ted Henry is sharing the stories of many Clevelanders who say they’ve been healed as a result of healing miracles.

Those healed include friends, neighbors, prominent doctors, relatives, media personalities and even people from other states.

What they have in common is that each of them has received some sort of physical transformation through the power of prayer.

Liz Simmons finally saw one of the healers after more than 20 years of multiple sclerosis.

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"So I saw him the following week, and that week I was healed of the MS. I do not have MS anymore," Simmons said.

Liz’s story is not unusual. For more than a decade now, a band of healers including a priest, nun and a lay couple come together to pray for the purpose of restoring sick people back to good health, Henry reported. The healings usually take place in catholic churches, but people of all faiths are welcome.

Randy Zinn said what happens here is amazing.

"I had a ruptured disc in my neck and I had been scheduled for surgery at the hospital," Zinn said.

He never needed his surgery. According to Henry, Zinn was healed spiritually by Dr. Issam Nemeh, one of the members of the healing team.

"He said, 'Do you believe in God'? I said, 'I do.' He said, 'Do you believe that God could heal you'? I said, 'I could save you some time here, I believe in a God that could put man on earth, that allows the birds in the sky and who allows the grass to grow. Yes, I believe that all things are possible.' And he said, 'Well, this won’t take very long,'" Zinn said.

In minutes, Zinn was healed, Henry said. These healers travel from church to church. No money is ever accepted. No one is ever refused.

How do doctors view the subject of miraculous healing?

Doctors are taking a new look at the power of Prayer, Henry said. Some report spiritual healings of their own. Dr. Michael Hudec, of Parma, once had cancer.

"But something powerful happened. I always heard of laying on of hands and falling in the spirit and I was a naysayer," Hudec said. "You know in science, as a doctor, you always kind of question stuff like that, until you experience it first hand."

Hudec believes he was cured of testicular cancer by Sister Monica of the healing team. As proof, he points to children he was never suppose to have, and he thanks the nun.

"She doesn’t know it. You know I don’t know her personally, but she is a miracle worker," Hudec said.

And another person who benefited by the miracle workers was Jill Mierau, who was dying in the final stages of cancer.

"By the time I came here, my cancer had so progressed, the lungs were infected, I was on oxygen and you know the pain was really bad. I was on an extreme amount of narcotics for pain relief," Mierau said.

Mierau’s cancer doctor said there was nothing more to do. She gave her two months to live.

"She said, get your house in order. I planned the funeral, bought the grave, did the whole shabang. By May of last year, I was suppose to be dead," Mierau said.

But after coming to the healers, Mierau weaned herself away from most of her medications. Her great pain is gone. She no longer needs oxygen and the sole focus of her attention now is her 10-year-old daughter, Ashley, who gave her a necklace.

"So that represents my daughter, if that means anything. My daughter says to me, 'Mom, what more do you need? You always tell me you need Jesus. So that’s what you need then,'” Mierau said.

She was helped both at the healing church services and at Nemeh's office. Mierau has come a long way since last year. Now, she wants to bring her out-of-town aunt who has fourth stage cancer to the services. And Mierau wants others to know that she is still alive.

"I wish I could tell everybody, because it’s such a wonderful feeling to still be here to know that my life has meaning again," Mierau said. "I am not done yet. You know, I am not done. I have a lot to do yet. I have a 10-year-old girl that I know just needs me."

Henry said that Mierau is an amazing woman, and like many others who said they’ve been healed, she continues to attend the healing services for the purpose of being spiritually supportive of others.

You can share your experienced with Ted by e-mailing him at henry@newsnet5.com.

Get the list of healing service, here.

On Tuesday, Find out why a doctor has chosen to become a faith healer.

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1 posted on 02/22/2005 3:09:05 PM PST by Diago
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To: Diago

Part 1 posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1347923/posts


2 posted on 02/22/2005 3:10:03 PM PST by Diago
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To: Diago
It is the year 2005, and the snake handlers are still at it!
3 posted on 02/22/2005 3:43:36 PM PST by conservlib
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To: Diago

I thought God died with the apostles. (/sarc)


4 posted on 02/22/2005 4:33:09 PM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
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To: Diago

Bookmarked. Interesting.


5 posted on 02/22/2005 6:28:24 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Diago

I do not believe in the modern Charismatic gifts being genuine gifts from God, those ended long ago.

I would like to see someone I KNOW or someone who has a documented broken bone get healed, and then x-rayed to see if it actually happened.

Otherwise, it is either a sham or a demonic phony.

I do believe God can heal, I just dont believe He is doing it through miracle slike this today, it is totally against Chruch history and Bible doctrine.

http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/doctrine/charis35.htm

http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/tongues/apendix2.htm


6 posted on 02/22/2005 7:59:21 PM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: RaceBannon

I think you won't have to look to far to hear stories of real, documented miracles. I personally know several people who have been healed.

Since you specifically mentioned it - in one case (a good friend) I have seen the before and after X-rays. His doctors and surgeons -the best in their field- said they had no explanation, that there was no way he could have spontaneously healed, and even they conceded it must be a miracle.

I believe cessationism is a denial of the awesome power of God and of great delight to Satan.

For those who have chosen to believe that God does not perform miracles today, no "proof" will be sufficient.

All in all, I'd suggest to anyone that he/she go straight to God in prayer and ask Him.


7 posted on 02/22/2005 8:52:09 PM PST by Zechariah_8_13 ("Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.")
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To: Zechariah_8_13

Proof is easy to find, we can go drag someone out of a hpospital emergency room right now.

And that is my point, if these people had the genuine Holy Spirit gift of healing, they would not be holding meetings, they would be in Emergency rooms and hospices.


8 posted on 02/23/2005 4:27:04 AM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: Diago
Those healed include friends, neighbors, prominent doctors, relatives, media personalities and even people from other states.
9 posted on 02/23/2005 4:50:16 AM PST by wildehunt (follow those hounds..)
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To: Zechariah_8_13
"All in all, I'd suggest to anyone that he/she go straight to God in prayer and ask Him."

Good point! Isn't that so simple =-)?

I did just that when I too wondered why those folks of faith didn't waltz into nursing homes and hospitals. To state such would cause a slight depression in the economy might be an understatement.

Then, would the people of the world rush to the so-called faith healers to be healed? More like, "We'll watch your God heal up those lion bites all over your bodies."

10 posted on 02/23/2005 6:52:11 AM PST by Ff--150 (Multiple Tsunamis of Income)
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To: RaceBannon

You must be a Baptist.


11 posted on 02/23/2005 8:43:53 AM PST by roylene
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To: RaceBannon
And that is my point, if these people had the genuine Holy Spirit gift of healing, they would not be holding meetings, they would be in Emergency rooms and hospices.

I always wondered about that. If I was given divine healing powers, I'd hang out where there were a lot of injured people, such as an emergency room, rather than trying to make money in faith healing meetings.

12 posted on 02/23/2005 8:47:32 AM PST by Modernman ("Normally, I don't listen to women, or doctors." - Captain Hero)
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To: Diago
if it wasnt for this sentence: "No money is ever accepted" I would have stopped reading
13 posted on 02/23/2005 8:50:43 AM PST by Mr. K (this space for rent)
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To: RaceBannon
I actually agree with you for the most part on this.

I'm always wondering what the charismatics are going to dig up next and throw in the well.

14 posted on 02/23/2005 8:51:48 AM PST by AAABEST (Kyrie eleison - Christe eleison )
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To: RaceBannon
To say that God's gifts are not available to us today .. is ludicrous.
I was diagnosed with ovarian caner in August of 1987. I was to under go six months of chemo. I under went only two treatments and knew I was healed by God's grace.
The doctor told me that if I did not continue treatment I would be dead in six months ... well needless to say ... its been a long six months.
My friend had a bone disorder which was destroying her leg. The doctors felt the only way they might save her is to amputate ... when they opened her leg to take a further look ... nothing was wrong ... perfect bones. So .... 1966 to today perfect bone structure. What the doctors said in both cases ... oops wrong xray ooops screw up in the lab.
No it was God's healing grace that healed us both!
15 posted on 02/23/2005 8:53:24 AM PST by roylene
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To: RaceBannon
they would not be holding meetings, they would be in Emergency rooms and hospices.

By that logic, ministers and preachers should be in the bars and strip clubs, in the divorce courts and opium dens. You know, I mean, if God is able to actually SAVE someone nowadays. If it's just happening in the churches, and offerings are being taken, then salvation today is phony, just a bunch of emotional shamaanism.

I'm just trying for consistency here...

16 posted on 02/23/2005 9:05:40 AM PST by January24th
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And that is my point, if these people had the genuine Holy Spirit gift of healing, they would not be holding meetings, they would be in Emergency rooms and hospices.

What about Jesus? As God, He had the ability to heal everyone. But He didn't. Reading through the gospels, you'll see that the faith of the healed was a critical factor. God invites each of us into a relationship with Him. He wants us to come of our own free will.

The healing gift is not a magic wand. We don't get to pick and choose who will be healed. Only God can heal. We are sometimes privileged to have Him work through us that we might partner in His divine plan -- and that plan is to see people come to Him. If God chooses to heal, it is because He is a merciful God, and because He most of all desires people to come into relationship with Him. The afflictions of this world are temporary, but separation from God is eternal.

Think of it this way: If I had a healing gift, and went to the emergency room, and everyone I prayed for was healed, what would be the outcome?

Would everyone come to Christ? No. Those who don't want to believe would explain it away.

The key to all of this is that people must come to Christ of their own free will.

17 posted on 02/23/2005 9:54:11 AM PST by Zechariah_8_13 ("Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.")
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And you bring up things that make it easy to prove this is not a genuine thing.

People never had anything to do with limiting the Power of God if God wants to exert power, did they?

Jesus healed all who came to Him, but did that mean He could NOT heal those who did NOT come to Him?

The centurion's daughter didn't come to Him, but her dad did, and she was healed. She didnt come to Him at all, nor did she "have faith" to believe, her Dad did.

Many in this Charismatic movement claim that those who do not have enough faith cannot be healed, I say, what about the beggar who was asking for alms at the city gate, Peter told him, Silver and Gold have I none, but what I do, I give to you! And the man was healed.

Also, did Jesus heal thousands? Obviously yes, but where were these people after being healed? How many of them believed on Him after His death?

The Bible is clear that many were healed, but also that many did NOT believe on Him! So, to claim that people do not get healed because they lack faith, that is false because Jesus healed the same people who later condemned Him!

As for picking and choosing who gets healed, that is exactly what those who have the gift of healing do, they choose to heal people. The gift is given to them, it is the healers will to heal, not God's will to heal (even though it is IN God's will, we both agree on that), but it is the direct and intentional will of the healer to heal when they heal.

What about Peter and the rest of the disciples who just handed out handkerchiefs that they blessed? These were handed out to people who did NOT come to anyone, nor is there any reason to believe they had faith which saved them after or before being healed, only that even articles of clothing that the disciples handed out had the power of healing, also.

Did the piece of cloth have an intent? Could the piece of cloth discern the faith of the person who was healed by it? Obviously not, but the person who sent it did have that intent, that those who were come in contact with it were to be healed.

How about the shadow of those Peter and the disciples walked by, their very shadow healed people! Did the people have faith? How can you tell? There is ZERO evidence that those people came to be healed, but God in His mighty work allowed that power to be given to the Apostles to did such things in His name.

So for you to say that it would be a waste of time for someone with the gift of healing to go to the emergency room because they wont get saved, remember Jesus: He healed thousands, and the Bible says the WHOLE CITY of Jerusalem came out to meet Him, he met daily in the Temple healing, preaching, and then, when He was crucified, what does the Bible say? THE WHOLE CITY was there to condemn Him!

The self same people who were healed were there to condemn Him, obviously not all, but enough for the term ALL to be true!

People coming to Christ of their own free will has nothing to do with whether a person has the gift of healing or not.
18 posted on 02/23/2005 12:27:47 PM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: roylene

To me, baptists are liberals. :)


19 posted on 02/23/2005 12:35:01 PM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: RaceBannon
I can not say if they are liberals or not but they do not (at least the ones I know) believe God has given us anything beyond salvation. ie: no gifts of the spirit
20 posted on 02/23/2005 2:36:26 PM PST by roylene
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