'Jesus cured my cancer'
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 7:00p.m.
On Monday Campbell Live brought you the story of the angry reaction to a billboard on a Napier church, which claims ‘Jesus Heals Cancer’.
The mother of a three-year-old with leukaemia wanted the billboard pulled down.
The heard of Consumer said it was “puffery” and should go.
There was an enormous response to that story – most people were angry about the church’s claim, but some people were angry with Campbell Live for doubting it.
During Monday’s interview, the church pastor promised to introduce us to the parishoners who he claims have been cured of cancer at his church.
Today, Campbell Live reporter Kate King went to meet them.
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7/03/2012 7:21:06 p.m.
Why prayer works wrote:
The reason Christians believe prayer works is because unlike Doctors, Faith healers will only tell you about the cases where a person was prayed for and survived. The ones that die despite prayer, will be put down to not being faithful enough. Statistically there is no difference whether you believe in God or not. Praying to the flying spaghetti monster on the other hand will cure anything if you truly believe!!
4/03/2012 10:27:18 p.m.
Stephen Parr wrote:
Good on the pastor for standing up for the truth - Jesus is God - God can heal cancer...However people need to realise that we are in a fallen world full of sickness and sorrow. Guess who bought that on us? WE did.. through rejecting God and listening to the devil.
God died on the cross for our sins..the natural man hates God and this is what this whole thing is about..Rebellion..Dont look at the bill board if it offends
4/03/2012 5:37:57 p.m.
Bit of an insult to the hundreds of dedicated professionals who spend their time and expertise treating cancer to have their hard work hijacked a god who, one assumes, gave these people cancer in the first place.
4/03/2012 8:42:42 a.m.
the way this has been aired makes it look like these people chose faith solely over medical treatment which isnt true, they had treatment and they had FAITH that jesus would help heal them, yes maybe the billboard should have said "jesus helps heal" but why make such a big deal about this at all! if people get diagnosed with C and have a negative attitude towards their outcome then what hope is there! so christianity instills a bit of hope.. THATS A GOOD THING, NOT BAD! the placebo effect is well proven in the medical community also. if sick people were surrounded by negative opinions and not being surrounded by love and hope then what a sad world it would be. Leave christians alone.
3/03/2012 1:29:31 p.m.
Leukaimia and blue blood baby must reach a certain age to survive in our world and with the Church and prayers will definately help to cope with the illness, or the cure is behind the church and the Priest that are closer to god can heal , witch doctors once did miracles for the ill or to rid of demons so as the Priest can do miracles..
2/03/2012 7:38:22 p.m.
Guess you could claim that after years of good health, to suddenly contract a deadly illness should also by definition, be deemed a miracle.
God didn't make man; man made gods in order to invoke fear and compliance among the unintelligent masses, so far the plan appears to still be working.
1/03/2012 7:23:58 p.m.
Jacqui spencej wrote:
Totally outrageous situation.. We as new zealanders should be ashamed our government has been gutless and allowed themselves to be instructed by the Americans to do this .
1/03/2012 3:21:17 p.m.
Being Reasonable wrote:
People, don't get the religious institution (four walls and a roof on a Sunday) mistaken for Christianity. Church is not a building. Where to or more Christians are together is church as God intended it to be. You can only truly understand who God is and how Jesus heals, by experiencing him personally. Just like say, seeing the Grand Canyon personally. You can't experience or fathom the enormousity or magnitude of it unless you have personally been there. But you can't deny someone else's experience because they've been there and you haven't. You can't call them a liar, charlatan or fake because there interpretation of it differs from your experience from only reading about it or seeing it on TV. That to me is bigot - A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, and animosity toward those of differing belief. If we want to be fair about it all, freedom of speech and expression cuts both ways, just as a medium or hypnotist doesn't get raked over the coals for what other people may interperate as a load of crap. And I must say, hats off to Campbell & TV3 on a fairer reporting than the bias reporting on Monday.
1/03/2012 1:52:19 p.m.
Faith is the substance (that is it is tangible)of things hoped for,the evidence of things not yet seen. To them that have faith all is taken care of because whether they are healed here or not they believe that in heaven they are restored.
Churches deal in faith and as such believe that Jesus heals, they are not asking that you agree with them as that comes from a personal encounter with Jesus and only you decide if that is for you.
It is amazing that a mother in pain at her childs'illness is upset at a church for their beliefs. A brewery believes in the quality of its beer no one gets upset because of their beliefs yet a Church whose very existence is built on faith in Jesus is now being challenged for those very beliefs.
This nation has been built on the right of its people to have their own beliefs. So if the church's belief is different to yours thats ok both they and you have the right to believe that.
1/03/2012 1:00:56 p.m.
Religion is nothing more than a superstition. I am constantly amazed why people believe such nonsense. It is nothing more than a delusion.Remember - The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
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