Did Jesus die for your Physical Sickness?

TPM Believers are made to believe that Jesus died for our Physical Sickness. This belief is the reason for the some un-biblical actions by TPM.  Let us consider few of their actions which are  produced by such a belief.

  1. TPM Ministers and Believers die by refusing treatment for their physical ailment. They think it is Martyrdom. We think it is Suicide.
  2. TPM Ministers excommunicate believers who take treatment for their ailment. They think it is Chivalry. We think that they are playing with the Lord’s table.
  3. TPM Believes that people who take medicines will not be caught up in the second coming of Jesus. This is an erroneous doctrine.

When scriptures are taken out of context and twisted as per their pre-defined understanding, they land up in dangerous zones. We have already published an article with video of Bro Zac regarding this. However, we feel that TPM diehards are not in a position to understand it because of a negative mentality regarding anything Non-TPM.  Click here to view the video regarding TPM’s Misinterpretation.

Points to Ponder

Before we look at some scriptures which are misinterpreted by TPM Clergy, we need to answer some questions

  1. If Jesus died for our physical sickness, every Christian who believes so, should never become sick anymore. Is that a Reality in our Life?  Do we not get sick anymore?
  2.  If Jesus could not remove our sickness by his sacrifice (assuming he promised, as claimed by TPM), how come we can trust his sacrifice to atone for our sins?
  3. If the atonement of our sins is not a done deal, just as it is with sickness, how are we better than the Non-Christians? Aren’t we all on Shaky ground?
  4. If Jesus had died for our Physical Sickness, why Did Timothy get sick? Why Did Paul Prescribe him the medicines of those days (1 Tim 5:23) ?
  5. What do you mean by Jesus’s proclamation that “It is Finished”  (John 19:30) ?

Straightening out the Twist

Let us check out few scriptures used by TPM to lead people astray. Presenting below are few verses which was quoted by one of our guest by name “Anonymous”.

Did Jesus die for your Physical SicknessTPM’s Assertion 1 : Our sickness and infirmities were borne by Jesus on the Cross.

The Scriptures quoted by Anonymous are as follows.

 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:  “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”  Matt 8:17

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

Straightening TPM’s Assertion 1:

To answer this Assertion by TPM, we need to ask some Logical questions.

Explanation of Matt 8:17

Q.  When was Matt 8:17 fulfilled, according to the Scripture?

Ans. Matt 8:17 mentions unambiguously, that this got fulfilled  at that time when Jesus healed the Multitude.  This was done much earlier than his sacrifice, by his miraculous power in healing the sick. The word rendered “sorrows” in Isaiah, and “sicknesses” in Matthew, means “pain, grief, or anguish of mind.” To “carry” these is to sympathize with the sufferers; to make provision for alleviating those sorrows, and to take them away. This he did by his precepts and by his example; and the cause of all sorrows – “SIN” – he removed by the atonement.


To make this “FULFILLED” Word much more clearer, let me cite few more scriptures.

The Fulfillment of the death of many Children at Jesus Birth

17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”  Matt 2:17-18

Do you know when did this prophecy get fulfilled? It was just after Jesus Birth. Matthew Correctly points out that prophetical fulfillment when he was narrating the carnage done by Herod. Do you think it is appropriate to assign this prophetical fulfillment to the sacrifice on the cross? I guess NO. Similarly he took our Sorrows when he physically healed the multitude and not when he died on the cross. In the same way,  you can see many prophetical fulfillment claimed,  when Matthew narrated the incident which happened in Jesus life. Please check out Matt 1:22-23Matt 2:5-6,  Matt 2:23

Explanation of 1 Peter 2:24

Q. What is the Context of Peter’s statement?

Ans. To know the context, we need to read the verse once more without the pre-configured TPM Lens.

He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

Is not the context speaking about bearing our SINS on His own BODY? Therefore our understanding should be within the Context itself. If our SINS are the problem, then anybody should be able to understand that this “HEALING” is about Spiritual Sickness/Sin and not about Physical Sickness. Its High time TPM People understood the context of the scripture.

In the Original  “Healed” means “Restored”. Now re-read that part ..It should be  “by his wounds you have been RESTORED.”

Let us check another scripture with the word “Healing”

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will HEAL their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 

In this verse also HEAL means RESTORE. It does not mean healing from Physical Sickness.

Let me take you to Isaiah which is the original verse quoted by Peter

But he was pierced for our sinscrushed for our iniquity He bore the punishment that makes us whole by his wounds we were healed. Isaiah 53:5

Please tell me what is the context of Isaiah. Is he explaining you a context of Physical Sickness or of Spiritual Sickness/Sin which Needs a Healing/Restoration ?

Jesus Declared in Luke 5:31-32 about the Kind of Sickness he came to Heal.

31 Jesus answered them, It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” 


TPM’s Assertion 2 : Healing is Children’s Bread

The Scripture quoted by Anonymous is as follows.

26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” Matt 15:26

Straightening TPM’s Assertion 2:

To know what is this Children’s Bread quoted in the above verse, we should search out the Context. Please check out the below context.

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” 25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. 26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Matt 15:21-28

What I understand from the above passage is not a Healing from Physical Sickness as mentioned by TPM doctrine. It is a Healing from Demon Possession.  In this passage also the Word “Healing” means “Restored“.  Children’s Bread mentioned here, is NOT Physical Healing, as is taught by TPM.

Casting out Demons and Healing the Sick are TWO distinctly separate things. Kindly have a look at Matt 10:8

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

What is the Children’s Bread in this Context

In this context, Children’s bread is the complete package of Deliverance which includes liberty from all kinds of oppression of the Devil. In the initial stage of Jesus’s Ministry, this Deliverance was only for the Children of Israel and hence the Canaanite women was excluded from it.

 Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’[e]Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Matt 10:6-8

Conclusion

Dear TPM Believer and Anonymous,

Healing of Body vs Healing of Spirit

Jesus is the propitiation of our Sins. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. 1 Tim 1:15

Healing was already available for our Physical Bodies even in the Old Testament. Exodus 15:26Numbers 21:8,9, Psalm 103:2-4 and many more. But atonement for Sins was never available even in old testament. They had yearly sacrifices to cover up or temporarily gain pardon for their sins.

But in those sacrifices there is only a yearly remembrance of sins, for it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats take away sins. For this reason, when he came into the world, he said:[c]

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
    but a body you prepared for me;
holocausts and sin offerings you took no delight in.
Then I said, ‘As is written of me in the scroll,
    Behold, I come to do your will, O God.’”

First he says, “Sacrifices and offerings, holocausts and sin offerings,[d]you neither desired nor delighted in.” These are offered according to the law. Then he says, “Behold, I come to do your will.” He takes away the first to establish the second. 10 By this “will,” we have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

  Heb 10:3-10


Diverse Weights and Balances are an abomination to the Lord

You have been extra zealous in trying hard to prove us wrong. You have made a great effort in questioning us about different doctrinal stands that we have taken. We are glad that you have asked it,  as we do not want to mislead people,  when it comes to spiritual matters. However, you have not done the same way with TPM in checking out their doctrines. They have fooled you with their fraudulent consecration. You are satisfied with reading an article in the Voice of Pentecost and is ready to follow them without even checking out the context of the scriptures that are being quoted. Have you even thought why TPM Ministers are dying prematurely in huge numbers? Is not that a cause for alarm to you? Or are you satisfied with their claims that they are Martyrs? Yes they are Martyrs for their perverted doctrine. You can choose to follow their perilous ways and die as a Martyr for their self invented Doctrines.

God Speed.

45 Comments on “Did Jesus die for your Physical Sickness?”

  1. Excellent post. As TPM believers we become so short sighted that we think Jesus died to make our life on earth pleasant.

    Of course God heals (miraculously even) but that is in no way connected to the sacrifice of Jesus. God in his sovereign will chooses to heal some. That is His prerogative.




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  2. Enlightening ! Article reveals spiritual maturity of author ! To be able to read spiritual restoration in the said verse, upon its first reafing, is work of mind fixed on heavenly things rather than perishable temporal earthly life. (Enlightening work of HS indeed ). Although the spiritual restoration is unambiguously priority of the said scripture, yet I think that physical restoration of bodies, which becomes sick due to transgression of law (Deuteronomy 7:12, 7:15), is also doubly intended, — as pointer to redemption from curse of law. It secondarily means that we are no longer under curse of law which cursed it’s transgressors, with diseases of egypt ( Deuteronomy 28: 58-61, Gal 3:10). Disease in case of Timothy or NT believers in Christ, unlike to people under law, are/were not due to transgression of law, but because of physical labour and weakness.

    So I conclude my understanding of the said verse as thus::– Although Spiritual restoration is undeniably, primary intention, the physical restoration is also pointed as end of mental anguish and pain (Gen 3:19), by restoration (healing) work of cross, in reconciling the cursed earth ( Gen 3:18-19, Rom 8) to its original state of ” and God saw that it is good” state.




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    1. That is TPM’s erroneous view. Our spirit and soul are healed when we are born again. That is when the enmity is removed and we become God’s adopted children by whose spirit we cry out “Abba, Father”.

      Our physical bodies will grow weary and weak and one day die. If Paul and Timothy didn’t need TPM’s “divine healing” doctrine, neither do I.




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        1. @ anonymous
          @ A person who was saved before and who lost his salvation may need a healing in his body, soul and spirit as well.

          Do you mean to say salvation is recurring process ? You get saved and then you loose it and then by obeying tpm’s Divine healing, you regain the lost salvation ? Funny ?




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        2. John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

          Only son of perdition was lost because he was never saved.. ( Psa 109:8)




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        3. Yes you can find, But that devil is not made chief high command and his doctrines are not made doctrines of entire organization!




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        4. Read John 6. Jesus will lose none that comes to Him. Judas never had any fruits of salvation, he wasn’t repentant. Jesus says he was destined for destruction (John 17:12). Judas never had true saving faith.




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        5. Then why in Luke 9:1,2, He gave power and authority to an unsaved person (he was one among the twelve). He could have taken him out and given those to the other eleven.

          Can an unsaved be sent to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick by Jesus?




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        6. @ Anonymous
          FYI: Balam was pagan , not israelite (Num 22:5).
          God even spoke through donkey. Does it mean that donkey must be saved first to be utilized by God.




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        7. Anybody can speak, even the stones can cry out (Luke 19:40) if you don’t praise and thank God.

          To preach the kingdom of God, an Apostle who is called and chosen is sent.

          If he didn’t accept His calling then definitely he will be unsaved or never saved.




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        8. Anonymous,
          what is the meaning of saved? If saved means saved from condemnation of hell fire then how could Judas be saved, if God foreknew about Judas.

          If God is the one who saves because of God’s own mercy & not because of any merit in man, then why would God consider for Judas to escape condemnation (saved) if he foreknew what Judas is going to do? The only answer is Judas was never saved – saved from hell fire.




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        9. I personally do not believe in “once saved, always saved” doctrine. It means, if after receiving salvation one continues in sin, he/she can still attain heaven. No. I believe, it is for them that the Lord says, “Go away, I never knew you, you workers of iniquity!” (Matt 7:23). These are those doing only lip-service. Not genuine followers of Christ. However, I do believe this, there are some who only choose to live a Christian life but not doing all that they are supposed to do as a follower of Christ. Paul talks about this group in 1 Corinthians 3:15 – “he shall suffer loss (of his crowns/rewards) but he himself shall be saved.”

          Well, this is my understanding. Please correct me if I’m wrong.




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        10. I think this is a good debate and we should take it to the Discussion Forum as this is not the core of the message in the Blog.




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        11. @ Admin
          ya! wonderful idea. Let us start it in discussion forum!

          @ xtpm
          No brother! Once saved always saved does not mean that scripture gives license to sin.




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        12. I John 2:19
          They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.




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        13. John 10:28-29
          28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish , neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. xref-3

          29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

          Anonymous, do you want to contradict Jesus, who said ” they shall never perish” by saying once saved always saved is erroneous doctrine?




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        14. Bro Nath, in TPM you lose salvation every time you swallow an aspirin pill or everytime you disobey the “consecrated servants”.

          Anonymous, Salvation is an act of God. What did Jesus say? All those given by the Father WILL come to Jesus and He will keep them and raise them up at the last day. Also read Romans from beginning to end. I know it’s hard to comprehend that as a TPM believer but as long as man is the focus in soteriology, we will miss the truth.




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        15. Agreed that salvation is an act of God.

          I Corinthians 3:5-8 talks about ministers by whom ye believed.
          Some human being planted and watered.
          God gives the increase (or saves a person).




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        16. How can a TPM believer say salvation is an act of God you are saved only as long as you (for example) don’t take medicine? Is being left behind and the Holy Spirit taken from us, “salvation”?




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        17. Then I’m sure you’ll agree that for a TPM believer who accepts all of TPM doctrines, salvation can never be called an “act of God” alone.




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        18. I do not accept or subscribe to all doctrines of an earthly man or earthly organization.

          This preacher recommended by some of you, has clearly said that this once saved always saved doctrine has taken more people to hell than any other doctrine.

          Is he wrong in his words?




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        19. I can appreciate brother Zac without subscribing to all of his views. On this topic, I disagree. I agree with him on quite a lot.

          In any case, Bro Zac is vehemently against legalism and has got the gospel right. TPM hasn’t.




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        20. Anonymous
          If salvation ( saved from wrath of God from eternal condemnation ) is act of God, then he being author and finisher of salvation, how can one loose it?

          Salvation is change of heart – from old man to new man – a new birth. It is conversion of bad tree into good tree(Matt 7:17-20)! If tree is converted from bad to good, how can it give evil fruits and be subjected to condemnation again ? And that too by eating a pill of asprin?




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        21. We (including david) were born in lost condition. Behold I was shape in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me … ( David ,ps 51:5).
          Paul in Ephesians 2:3 — we were by nature children of wrath …
          Job in Job 15:14
          What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
          Rom 3:23
          For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God




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        22. John 3:1-7 Born again

          From the parable of the prodigal son what do you understand –
          Is it a case of a saved person who was lost coming back to the Father?
          or is it the case of
          An unsaved person getting saved for the first time?




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        23. Case of unsaved person, getting saved for the first time.

          ..for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.(Luke 15:32)

          Matt 18:11 (Matthew version)
          11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
          12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?




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  3. Jesus stands amongst us as the great Healer
    For the sick in body, soul and mind;
    He was bruised, He was wounded,
    So that in Him you may find
    Perfect healing of every kind.

    Chorus:
    All your weakness, all your sorrow,
    All your sicknesses were laid on Him.
    Come believing, never doubting,
    There’s abundant life in Him.




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  4. The whole article is useless. Taking Christians away from Christianity. Must have been written by anti-christians (look for the verse that says who Anti-Christian is) to allure people away from Christ. Now anybody who can understand why the Earth was without form after the creation, will put this article in the garbage.




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    1. Great observation. Can you please let your friends also know that this particular article is useless and they can also come and have a look at it?
      Even they can understand like you that the Earth was without form after creation after reading an article about Physical Sickness which did not even allude to that. Great insight!!!




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