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Message - Re: anointing with oil Posted By Hoby on 6/9/2009 11:22:00 PM - Subscribe to this discussion here - Subscribe

Jam 5:14-16 -

In the early church, when miraculous gifts were imparted by the laying on of apostolic hands "as a sign to unbelievers," one of these was the gift of healing. In most early churches founded by the apostles one of the elders would have this gift. There is no more reason for the descent of this gift to our times than of any other miraculous power. This passage, then, describes what was peculiar to the early church. The sick were anointed by the elders with oil, a symbol of the Spirit, which effected the healing, hands were laid, and prayer offered. See Mark 6:13; also Isaiah 1:6, and Luke10:34.

Oil, and ointments of various kinds, were much used among the ancients, both in health and in sickness. The oil which was commonly employed was olive oil. See the Isaiah 1:6; Luke 10:34. The custom of anointing the sick with oil still prevails in the East, for it is believed to have medicinal or healing properties.

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Re: anointing with oil - JANET 6/10/2009 7:58:00 AM
Re: anointing with oil - Hoby 6/11/2009 10:28:00 AM
Re: anointing with oil - Janet 6/12/2009 10:43:00 AM
Re: anointing with oil - Hoby 6/18/2009 10:59:00 AM

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