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Why can't the current pope heal the sick like Jesus did (details inside)?

Asked by talljasperman (21739points) April 29th, 2014

In the bible Jesus’ apostles and disciples were able to heal the sick like Jesus could. What happened? You would think ,if it is legit, that the pope could heal anyone, even a paper cut, while he is alive?

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chyna's avatar

Because he’s the pope not Jesus.

GloPro's avatar

@chyna Read the details. The 12 disciples had healing powers, and they weren’t Jesus. Think deeeeeper.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Pope’s do heal miraculously and their miracles must be confirmed by the Vatican for them to become Saints.

The pope is the head of the Catholic church, not the Son of God.

Jesus was the Son of God. The pope is the elected successor to Saint Peter, as the Bishop of Rome.

ragingloli's avatar

Jesus could not heal anyone either.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@talljasperman That is the point of Canonizing a pope. While the pope is alive, if he performs two documented miracles which are able to be confirmed by the Vatican, then he can be nominated for sainthood.

KaY_Jelly's avatar

Matthew 10:1

10 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

He gave them power.

KaY_Jelly's avatar

Sorry that’s what I was trying to get at.
If he decided someone should have that power he gives it to them.

Yes sorry Jesus.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@KaY_Jelly Thanks, I couldn’t understand why you posted that – makes sense now.

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rojo's avatar

Is asking the faithful to verify whether or not a pope performed a miracle like asking Homeland Security to verify that they have actually thwarted a terrorist attack? What are they gonna say? NO?

Dan_Lyons's avatar

#1 All the power in the world won’t help if the ones with the power don’t believe in it.
#2 This pope is the nazi war criminal. No miracles from him anyway.
#3 Those disciples way back when could only heal because Jesus was so near to them. Now, 2,000 years later, the church hierarchy plain does not believe in God nor Jesus nor miracles.

kritiper's avatar

It’s all nonsense. Jesus healed the sick because that is what the writers of the bible wanted you to believe.

LostInParadise's avatar

I read that it is getting harder to demonstrate miracles performed by candidates for canonization. Damn that science crap!

Strauss's avatar

@talljasperman All miraculous healing depends not so much on the power of the healer as upon the faith of the healed. A recurring theme in the accounts of miraculous healings in the gospels is the statement by Jesus something to the effect that “your faith has healed you”.

@Dan_Lyons #2 This pope is the nazi war criminal. No miracles from him anyway. Fact or opinion? Source?

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Strauss's avatar

@Dan_Lyons I was aware of alleged connection between Ratzinger/Gregory and the Nazis, but hadn’t heard any reliable rumors about the current Pope.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

@Yetanotheruser I must have confused the one with the other. Sheesh, so many popes, so many little boys.

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BiZhen's avatar

The Pope is an actual man, but Jesus Christ never existed. Everything written about him is only poor fiction.

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