Healing miracles and God

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It is not uncommon to hear of someone being healed miraculously, after prayer. But are these stories really true? And what do they tell us about God?

Most claims about healing cannot be verified, and some are certainly doubtful. So how can we assess claims that are documented?

First I suggest some criteria which should be satisfied before an apparent healing can be considered plausible. Then I outline a number of cases where there is enough evidence to consider the claims seriously, and then asks how they might best be explained.

It appears that something unusual has occurred in many of these cases. Our preconceived views (either way) will probably have a stronger impact than the evidence on our conclusion, but open-minded people have something to think about.

I concluder that, because there are so many apparent miracle healings, the probability that God is the cause of some of them must be quite high.