Deserved Roles of Christian Faith and Medical Science in Healing and Deliverance
Egbunu, Fidelis Eleojo
Most often than not, while those in the Medical profession are doing a magnificent job of diagnosis and treatment of patients from the point of view of science, there also exist religiously inclined fellows who wonder whether science is all there is to seeking wholeness. It is often argued that instead of concentrating on science alone, the spiritual and psychological dimensions of the human person ought also to be taken into cognizance in the quest for holistic wellbeing. This work employs the sociological, theological and descriptive methods in the enquiry into this all-important topic. After digging into the concepts of Healing and Deliverance, we arrived at the basic understanding that healing entails much more than mere effecting the treatment or cure of psychosomatic ailments. Deliverance, as such, is seen as being part and parcel of healing, as it pertains specifically to curbing of the influence of evil spirits or completely rooting out of the presence of evil spirits in any person, place and object. In this light, the spiritual dimension is seen as the deepest aspect of healing which Jesus Christ brings, especially by means of the Christian faith. It is thus submitted therefore that there is every need for mutual cooperation between faith-healers and medical personnel. This, as it is expected, would yield unimaginable positive integral results in the healing and deliverance of their clients. In this respect, a few suggestions are put forth.