The Word Among Us

August 2010 Issue

Savior and Healer

Jesus came to restore our bodies as well as our souls.

By: Francis MacNutt

Savior and Healer: Jesus came to restore our bodies as well as our souls. by Francis MacNutt

When I hear the phrase, “Jesus saves,” I think of poorly lettered billboards on many a country road. I also remember an unpleasant incident when I was buttonholed by a street evangelist who asked: “Are you saved, brother?” But these unhappy experiences of insensitivity cannot change what is central for me, as for every Christian: Jesus does save.

What does it mean? What does Jesus save me from, and how does it affect my life? In traditional terms, Jesus saves us from personal sin and...

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