Prophesy and Healing Today
By Jill Gooding
From the January 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal
Like many people all over the world, I love the Bible! I find it is an infallible and eternal source for solving problems. I love the stories, the songs, the wonderful healings. But I have often wondered where the successors to those memorable Bible prophets are today? They were the ones who, through their closeness to God, led whole countries into freedom, abundance, and health. One of today’s greatest needs is for strong, honest, upright leaders, and for those who can bring peace and healing to individual and collective problems. Throughout the Bible, prophets were these leaders and healers. It got me thinking as to what actually is a prophet? Is it just someone walking around in an ankle-length cloak, wearing a long beard? This does not exactly fit today’s world! So who are today’s prophets? A prophet has been defined as “a spiritual seer” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 593). More...