Scripture does not say we should go to doctors,
No it doesnt. But scripture does tell you what you should do if you are and its not go to the doctors is it? So we can delete that from our thinking cause its not there.
IF you are sick call the elders. Yes?
and it does say we should NOT go to doctors.
No it does not say that. So we can delete that also forever and ever.
And we dont add any thing remember revalation.
Paul does refer to Luke as "the beloved physician" (Col. 4:14),
And also says Jesus was a joiner. Theres is nothing in scripture that tells us Luke took his bag NOTHING so we can delete that also.
and does not say anything about him ever abandoning his medical practice.
So this is not in scripture aslo to be deleted from our thoughts for ever.
1 Tim. 5:23 encourages Timothy to employ a natural remedy -- wine -- for his ailments,
Same old story same old misunderstanding. What was the ailment stomach problem. So tim was young in the faith. We are growing into Christ. Tim when you go there take a little wine for your stomach. that was the sickness you are getting will be better for the wine will kill the bacteria in that bad water. Because Tim I wont be with you to deal with it for you every time it comes. But untill you are walking in Christ fully, you will need to rely on a little wine. Makes sense to me.
and notably does NOT tell him to "have more faith" or "call for the elders."
Wonder if it was because there was no elders there. He going out on to teach there. Not to listen. He was the leader.
Trophimus had not been healed at the time 2 Tim. 4:20 was written.
Oh man I dont get how people with such a hugh lack of understanding feel they have the right to teach.
What does scripture say about this? These signs will FOLLOW the believer.
Not every one I prayed for was healed instantly. Its great when It happens. But it doesnt happen every time. Some times 10 mins sometimes an hour, sometimes a day. week three weeks. I am praying for a boy in a coma since a year.
Do you have any Scripture that guarantees God *does* always heal?
Really cant believe you asked this. Have you not read the scriptures that were given already. Go back and read them.
You really have no idea of Jesus already paid for everything. God is not sitting saying will I heal this guy or not. When someone get meraculosly healed GOD NEVER MOVED. Faith triggers healing. Just like the sun knows its place and the moon. You are not seeing its already all been done in Christ.. Jesus said its finnished. Every things is bought and paid for if you believe it you will be healed.
Regarding the verse that was the basis for the OP -- Similar language occurs in Matt. 21:21, Mark 11:23, Luke 17:6, and 1 Cor. 13:2. In its context, that last one especially suggests that the sort of "faith" that can "move mountains" is a specific ability distributed by the Spirit according to His own will, not something we can just sort of summon.
Really shallow explianation. again with nothing but human understanding to try and justify it.
Any thing you ask in my name I WILL DO IT FOR YOU IF YOU DONT DOUBT IN YOUR HEART. Is that sumning up?
Since you seem so positive that you have "the truth," and so confident in your ability to dispense it,
Oh I am really confident, but your mistaken sir my confidance is in Him. Whos promises are yes and amen in Him.
perhaps you can explain in nice understandable terms how one is to know for certain how to interpret those passages; how do we know whether "mountain-moving" (or "tree-moving") faith is something every Christian is expected to have ready to pull out of his holster at any time, or whether it is only available "as the Spirit wills"?
Because God has no favoutites, what He will do for one He will do for all. Because he loves you. Becaue He sent Jesus to die for you. And He did that because He sees value in you.
Here is where very thing is with God. Meet Him in the secret place. And stay there no matter how long it takes and God will give you understanding in every thing . He loves us all and has paid for our salvation. people dont even know what the Greek is for saved. Please look it up guys . It means more in the greek than the English even touches. http://biblehub.com/greek/4982.htm