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these rooms. These people have gone to church and prayed and have gotten no results, but they still believe and they still want Jesus’ and God’s help – so they go to this source themselves. It’s important to remember, just as people claim to heal physical pain, there has to be spiritual healing also. It has been reported that some estimated millions of Christians walk out of churches and do not return due to spiritual sickness and disillusionment, which is at an all time high now across North America. Not only are church members leaving churches, but a lot of church leaders are pursing other spiritual concepts like spiritual healing etc. Even though believers may try to keep the faith, many may be sidetracked by: • Anger • Burnout • Hatred toward the church or some of its members • Hurt feelings In order then to see if a spiritual healing would work, one might need to examine one’s own spiritual diet. If yet a believer follows the wrong gospel, it leads to resentment, and the Bible tells us followers’ sickness can lead to spiritual death. Spiritual healings take place in the tree of life, not the tree of knowledge, and good and evil can lead to death, if one stays too long. Therefore the tree of living is a whole new concept for those who rely on religious institutions – like churches, that may not have a religious relationship with God. Yet after reading this information, we know there are a growing number of pastors signing up to help the spiritually wounded people (the Bible tells us somewhat about spiritual healing, but it also states if you diligently listen to the voice of the Lord, and that is right that is in His eyes. And give ear to His commands; He says He will put none of the diseases on you [Exodus 15:20]. Furthermore, the Bible tells us that God (Jehovah) is a healing god and is the only one that heals the spiritually ill or raises the dead. For example, in [Isaiah 53:5] the gospel refers not to a physical healing, but a spiritual healing of our souls that were hell-bound because of sin. The Bible mentions if you seek physical healing without a spiritual healing, it’s like trying to cure a terminal illness with a bandaid. Jesus preferred spiritual healings, because they are eternal. We point out here some elements of spiritual healings: • Jesus desired spiritual healings over physical because He knew that eternal souls are more valuable.
• He chose to seek a more lasting healing and to preach the gospels of the kingdom and for people to believe and repent. So as we see in the Bible, God encourages spiritual healings in its proper form and not the conventional way. Although there are a lot of other forms of spiritualism out there, according to the Bible in [Acts 10:11] God states Jesus was a healer and the devil was an oppressor, and He considers healings in the right way as doing good. And we’re not just talking about healings – also resurrections, bad and good spirits are all part of this research. Remember, when we talk about spiritualism, we are talking about people who claim to be talking and/or doing anything with the dead, yet some of these people are led by bad spiritualists and demons. These bad spirits can take over and control a person who may be grieving a dead person, a loved one. This type of healing may be considered harmful and dangerous, because demons can act as the loved one who passed away and give a medium false information [Samuel 1 28:2-19]. In Psalms chapter 15 it tells us anyone inquiring of the dead is led by wicked spirits, and is acting not in the way of God. Demons are called dark angels, and have the ability to take over a human’s body. But if the person is a child of God, this can not happen, because the Holy Spirit resides in the heart of that person [John 4:4]. According to [Thessalonians 23:3] it states the Lord is faithful and He will strengthen and protect you from evil. And yet people are leaving churches for various reasons, like hurt and anger, and the question is, “why?” According to the author of the Book of Revelation, he tells us that a growing number of people are seeking spiritual growth outside of the institutional church. But we have to remember that maybe these people have outgrown their churches. Other books, like the Critical Journey written by another author, tells us of six distinct stages; four of those are: 1. Recognition of God 2. Life of discipleship 3. Productivity of life 4. Churches don’t specialize in people who have been following Christ for years But we are at the stage in our research that you may be wondering how people who stop going to church relates to all of this. A lot of these people may not believe in the resurrection and that Christ died. It’s alarming that a growing number of people in their 30’s think that church is not relevant