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Healing has been a contentious topic from the time of the early church fathers Sadly the Church has attempted to formulate a comprehensive perspective on the topic and yet there still seems to be large gaps especially when theologies as Cessationism and Pentecostalism are considered simultaneously This topic is crucial as it addresses two of the most prevalent theologies on the topic holding them each accountable to the Scriptures claims The purpose of this paper is to address the Pentecostal theology of healing in contrast with the Cessationists theology of healing while critiquing each perspective and finally offering a mediating outlook that accounts for each perspectives concerns and still offers a sound theological outline of healing as the Scripture presents it As the Cessationialist view presents spiritual gifts as a matter of the past the focus will be on Scriptural evidence that drives that view and on reasons that the view came into light The Pentecostal view will also offer a Scriptural grounding to the claims made while also providing reasons for the lack of unanimous agreement on the view The paper will utilize various theological articles and books that clearly discuss the topic Divine Healing from a Pentecostalism and Cessationism PerspectivesPentecostal Vineyard Movement displayed by John Wimber John Wimber as one of the pioneers of the Vineyard Movement testifies to the reality of miracles and healings as they are an active part of walking in the Kingdom of God Unfortunately Western Christians have often abandoned the plausibility of healing as these signs and wonders cannot be physically proven The culture advocates for the strictly scientific method of proving matters Truth is equated to that which can be measured and assessed Consequently the miraculous although existing has become invisible to some and when it is seen it is dismissed and ignored The Pentecostal movement elaborates on the tension by
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