Item description for The Gospel of Healing: A Classic Presentation of a Revolutionary Doctrine (Classic For The 21st Century) by A. B. Simpson...
Overview From the publisher: Simpson wrote, "The importance of this subject and the emphatic way in which God's spirit is pressing it into the attention of His people demand for it the most careful and thorough scriptural study." Simpson's healing message remained consistent, balanced and biblically grounded throughout his entire ministry.
In "The Gospel of Healing" Simpson affirms that health and divine life flow from Christ not from man. This Twenty-first Century Classic originally appeared in A.B. Simpson's magazine, "The Word, The Work and The World," between the years 1883 to 1885. Simpson had this book printed in 1888 and it was the first of his more than 100 books. Chapters include:
The Scriptural Foundation
Principles of Divine Healing
Testimonies from Scriptures
More Testimonies from Scriptures
Testimony of Work
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Studio: WingSpread Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.25" Width: 5.67" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Series Classic For The 21st Century
ISBN 1600660185 ISBN13 9781600660184
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More About A. B. Simpson
Albert Benjamin Simpson author, hymn writer, conference speaker, was an evangelist to the urban masses of New York City and a missionary statesman. Among his enduring achievements was the founding of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and what is now Nyack College.
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Great book on Divine Healing May 20, 2008
One of the best books on divine healing. It taught me that divine healing is not only meant for a few saints but God meant it for all His children. I was so encouraged by the book and prayed with faith for a family member who was told only have days to live by the doctors, now he is recovering from the deadly sickness. Another great book on this subject is Healing Secret by Andrew Murray.
Classic work and teaching of where the C&MA came from, and is no more. Oct 30, 2005
A.B. Simpson was the founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. He was in many ways a study in contrasts. He was trained and raised a Scottish Presbyterian who was steeped in Calvinism. However, his own personal religious path, brought him in touch with the holiness movement of the later 19th century and he was very much influenced and attracted to the spiritual dynamism that was so different from his own more conservative tradition.
Simpson retained his theological training but branched out in the influence of what he say as a necessary enthusiasm and dynamic spiritual life. His training was often in conflict with his experience. Yet he seemed to be little concerned about that and to reach out and grasp that which in his experience and observation worked.
As a result, he became a leading spokesman for foreign missions and for the fourfold gospel. Key within the fourfold Gospel was the importance of healing. Simpson believed healing was in the atonement and thus the Christian should in faith reach out and receive. He rejected much of medicine opting instead for direct healing intervention from God. To this end he himself sought healing in camps and meetings organized for just that purpose.
Today's C&MA and much of the evangelical church no longer holds to such an extreme line. This is evidenced within the C&MA where Simpson's works on healing are no longer held in high regard as evidenced by their low circulation. If you want to see what the Alliance holds to today, you must go to the later work "The Children's Bread" by Keith Bailey.
Of the original 4-Fold gospel, healing and sanctification receive considerable less attention than they did historically. Much of that change can be traced to the exodus in the early 20th century from the Alliance into what became the Assemblies of God. The Alliance is not stated anti-charismatic but in practise the gifts and the elements of healing embraced and evidenced in this book by Simpson are just not a viable and important part of most Alliance Churches.
There still remains a very strong appeal for the faith and experience of Simpson. This is an excellent work to study and see from whence the C&MA has come and where it is now. Perhaps the pendulum has swung too far and Simpson ironically has something more to say to his prodigal movement today.