Today we can actually cure disease because we know what causes it and how disease functions (at least, in a great many diseases). In the early Iron Age, people resorted to mysticism and superstition. It's why the life expectancy was half what it is today.
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Simply put, we're a couple thousand years ahead of the medical practices from the times of the Old Testament. Though we have become a "there's a pill for that" society, which isn't really a good thing... o_O
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It's different because today after so-called faith healer supposedly cures a person, at the end they often passed a plate in order to collect money or ‘voluntary contributions.’” No where in the old testament or the new testament did we read of people being solicited for money after they were healed. (1 Kings 17:17-24) (2 Kings 4:32-37) As a matter of fact Jesus and his apostles never asked for money for miraculous healings, imagine how rich they could have been for even raising the dead back to life! Clearly, then, such modern faith healers today are not doing what Jesus did. And it is hard to believe that God nor Jesus would approve of what they are doing today. (For further info. please visit www.jw.org