Notes from Faith in Jesus and Paul, by Maureen W. Yeung (2)

The phrase ἡ πίστις σου σέσωκέν σε is found 7 times in the Synoptic gospels:

1) Mark 5:34; Matt. 9:22; Luke 8:48 – the healing of the bleeding woman.
2) Mark 10:52; Luke 18:42 – the healing of Bartimaeus
3) Luke 7:50 – the woman with the ointment,
and
4) Luke 17:19 – the healing of the 10 lepers.

It will be interesting to see how Yeung handles Luke 17:19.

Pg. 116
“Although various causes of illness have been posited, the ultimate author of illness is still God. Only when the sick turns to him can there be healing, which may be effected miraculously through the prophetic word or naturally through physicians and medicines.”

Continuing on in the next section:

“Since the Hebrew mind sees God as the ultimate author of illness, illness becomes always an affliction from which the sick need to be saved by God. In this sense healing is always salvation. In the case of the sinner, healing is the physical sign of forgiveness by God.

My thought here… salvation??? I dont really see this. However I have skipped her discussion of the Historical backdrop for all this, and maybe all of that lends credence to what she has to say.

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