Articles of Faith & Doctrine
To be interpreted as expressed in and according to the Natural and Literal meaning of the respective passages of the Word of God referred to under each Article. Click on an article for more information. Clicking on the Bible reference passage(s) will open a new page and take you to BibleGateway.com.
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19 - Divine Healing of the Body
We believe that divine healing of the body is not in the Atonement in the sense that salvation and forgiveness of sins are in the Atonement. The suffering and death of Christ according to the New Testament was substitutionary, penal and vicarious. It is nowhere taughtin Scripture that Christ died for the effects of sin but for sin, and sickness is directly or indirectly the effect of sin.