I didnt know where to put this either…
so I happen to know of one priest who claimed to have the ability to heal people… he was very adamant about his gift. That he doesnt have the ability to heal himself when he is hurt or injured that he can only help others… but then he kind of goes into a dialouge that falls into the cover your rear end category , of God chooses who to heal and why, " i am just the messenger " kind of thing…and so here is the thing… when Christ first gave the apostles the ability to cleanse the sick, and rid people of demons, He didnt limit it to just certain case scenerios and warn the apostles that well, God isn’t going to always let you do this or God is going to pick and choose who you actually get to heal. An Jesus didn’t say, this gift isn’t going to work, if you are not pure of heart and don’t have perfect faith. and granted there is a lot Jesus didn’t say. But seems like when writting things down someone might have included such testimony had it been relevant when writting things down in the first place. But anyhow.
With that in mind, Does the church have a clear cut answer as to who, what, when , why and how a priest, can make such a claim ? An then it seems to me if the person did have such a tremendous gift, why in the world would it be limited ?
Because it comes off as a scam when someone claims to have a gift but then says well in the end it is up to God an you just have to have faith and wait it out, and people in wheel chairs or are very ill are really hoping for this priest to be able to do what he says.
I forget the name of the priest and i would have to look him up an get back to anyone who says well who is he.
An even if it isnt a religious or clergy my question would still be the same.