When the average Christian thinks of “healing,” he or she thinks of the physical body and not the world itself, but the final chapter of the Bible describes a great river going out to the ends of the earth leading to the healing of the nations. What does this mean and do we have a part to play in this? Chalcedon’s Martin Selbrede helps us to understand this great vision.
It is of the utmost importance for Christians to develop epistemological self-consciousness. This means Christian education. It means a Christian philosophy for every sphere of human endeavor. It means recognizing that every issue is basically a religious one.
By neglecting the Bible’s wider doctrine of healing, many solutions to our current problems are left on the table. Those Biblical solutions are not so much the victims of neglect but of outright disdain. Too many Christians are taught to abandon much of the world to humanism, and this diminution of the faith widens the world’s sufferings.
One of our persistent problems is our inability to recognize and cope with evil. It so often wears a smiling face. The devil does not wear horns; he looks like a good and helpful friend; the devil is the original public-relations man, using words not to express the truth but to provide a false front.
The consequences of a century of government spending and the creation of fiat currency are becoming evident. Inflation causes a decreasing purchasing power that hurts “the evil and the good…the just and the unjust” alike.