Book Review: Is Healing for All?

By Stanley O. Williford
Director of Publications

In this time when the scourge of coronavirus is worldwide, it is good to know that faith in the word of God cannot fail. The book review below ran in June 2017 and is still relevant.

The title of this book by Apostle Frederick K. C. Price asks a very significant question and answers it in a way that most readers cannot refute.

 Then he asks, who is behind sickness?

The answers to both can be found in the two scriptures below.

Acts 10:38 says:

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.

Luke 13, beginning at verse 11, tells of a woman who had “a spirit of infirmity” for 18 years whom Jesus healed. The word infirmity refers to “feebleness of body and mind.” It also refers to a “malady, frailty, disease, sickness and weakness.”

Concerning the woman, Jesus said in verse 16:

And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from the bond on the sabbath day?

In both these instances, Jesus is the healer, and Satan, or the devil, is behind the sickness and disease.

Jesus never said that these people were suffering for the Lord, or that the heavenly Father had them bound. He said it was Satan who had them bound.

So the reader should conclude that sickness is not of God.  

Then how does God heal sickness and disease?

The Bible answers that questions in many places easily, saying He heals by His Word.  Apostle Price shows us two areas of scripture that prove that.

Proverbs 4:20-22 says:

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Let them (my words) not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

God says His word is health to man’s flesh. That word health in the Hebrew literally means medicine or healing.

Here’s another passage of scripture:

He sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Inthis bookApostle Pricealsoclarifies the misconception of Job’s affliction and what, or who, Paul’s thorn was. In fact, he devotes the whole of Chapter 2 on Paul’s thorn. Teaching in both these areas has been sorely misunderstood by those in the Body of Christ.

He points out the many instances where Jesus healed everyone who was brought to Him for healing or those who sought Him on their own. No one was left out.  He also provides evidence that it is God’s will that everyone be healed, proving that God is no respecter of persons.

Matthew 8:17 tells us that “. . . Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses,” indicating that Jesus paid the cost for every person’s healing when He went to the cross.

Chapters 3 through 6 are devoted to the Seven Scriptural Ways to Healing. Chapters 7 (Part One) and 8 (Part Two) ask and answer the question: Is God Glorified Through Sickness?

In Chapter 9, titled My Personal Testimony of Healing, Apostle Price shares how he was healed from a tumor in his chest; Chapter 10 discusses How You Can Receive Healing by Faith. Chapter 11, the final chapter, answers the question, What About Medication?

There is enough scripture, power and information in this book to erase any affliction, if a reader has the faith to believe it and act on it.

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