Faith Healing

Faith healing is also known as divine healing, miracle healing, and supernatural healing. It is the religious practice of evoking divine intervention for an individual to be cured. This is often associated with the Christian faith wherein prayer and laying of hands are usually done to heal the sick. It is exemplified by Jesus’ miraculous healings of the blind, insane, lepers, and others. Divine healing often involves an intermediary who intercedes for the sick and primarily requires a genuinely strong faith on God’s omnipotence. This is a controversial practice with some actual documented "healings," but with a long history of fraud by "faith healers" who would use shills (paid confederates) to falsify healings in order to bring in money from victims or their families for alleged healings.

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