Is it science or God that heals?

In this article, Monica Karal, a spiritual thinker, writer and colleague of mine, provides spiritual insight on the debate over – when healing occurs, some give thanks to God and others to science.  Let’s see what Monica has to say about this topic.

Spiritual healing can feel like "a sunrise on a mountaintop." Photo from Google Images

Spiritual healing can feel like “a sunrise on a mountaintop.” Photo from Google Images

When people recover from a serious disease, they sometimes go public. If they’re persons of faith, they often thank God for the healing. This has stirred some pretty lively discussion in the media about the contributions of science and faith. Why do some people credit God for healing?

When people recover from a serious disease, they sometimes go public. If they’re persons of faith, they often thank God for the healing. This has stirred some pretty lively discussion in the media about the contributions of science and faith. Why do some people credit God for healing?

In August, for example, there was a lot of buzz about Kent Brantly. He’s the American doctor who credits God and the compassionate care of medical staff and friends for his recovery from the Ebola virus. He and his family moved to Liberia in 2013 because he felt called to serve the people there.

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Kate is interested in blogging about health, health care, spirituality, science, religion, the importance of prayer in maintaining a healthy mind and body.  She is a Christian Science practitioner and the media, legislative and public contact for Christian Science in the state of Maryland. Contact Kate on Twitter: @CscomMaryland, on Facebook: Kate Johnson CS, or email:  maryland@compub.org