San Luis Obispo, California (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
According to author Sherif Michael in his recently released book Be Healed By The God Who Cares, Jesus Christ rose from the dead and can heal us from disease both physical and spiritual.
Michael states, "Christ promised that whatever we ask in His name He will do and that if we believe in Him we will have the Spirit of God take residence in us and He will give us eternal life. The reality of the resurrection, analyzed in Be Healed By The God Who Cares, gives us the faith that these are not empty promises. It helps us believe in Christ."
Michael says a powerful proof of an actual resurrection having taken place is the attitude of Christ's apostles as described in detail in Be Healed By The God Who Cares. He says, "After the crucifixion the apostles went into hiding, afraid of the persecution of the authorities. It was alleged that they broke into the tomb and stole Christ's body. They certainly did not have the courage to challenge the Roman soldiers guarding the tomb, break the Roman governor's seal, roll back a two ton stone shutting the tomb, and then take Christ's body. After the resurrection many of these cowering apostles, emboldened by having seen the risen Christ, went on to preach Christ's message throughout the Roman Empire and as a result died martyrs' deaths." Michael continues, "It is hard to die for what you don't believe in, People don't die for what they know is a lie."
In Be Healed By the God Who Cares Michael analyzes the various proofs of the resurrection including the testimony of history, the testimony of the apostles, the fact that Jesus in fact died on the cross and not just swooned and awakened in the coolness of the tomb, the stone, the seal, the grave clothes, the suffering of Jesus, and the eyewitnesses to his resurrection. With respect to the eyewitnesses Michael says, "It is generally not known that not only did the apostles see the risen Christ, but Paul informs us in his letter to the Corinthians, written in approximately 56 AD, that Jesus was seen by more than five hundred people at one time and that most of these eyewitness were still alive. These individuals were around to deny Christ's ressurection had it been false, but none of them did."
Michael in his book Be Healed By The God Who Cares maintains that a belief in God and Christ is logical and a source of great hope. He asks and explains, "Why did Jesus have to die on a cross? Because God is Holy and we are riddled with sin. We fall way short of God's high standards of holiness. To use an analogy if God's holiness were equivalent to the distance from the earth to the sun, 93 million miles, the most righteous human being's holiness would be one eighth of an inch. God had to incarnate as a man, reveal himself to us, and take the penalty of our sins. By believing in Jesus, as He asks us to, we can stand before an infinitely holy God, our sins covered by the blood of His Son shed on the cross."
Michael summarizes his book Be Healed By The God Who Cares as follows:
"If you face serious physical illness and your body is falling apart, you need to turn to the Source of Life and Healing. God can heal, heals daily, and may heal you this moment. God should not be limited nor minimized by our inability to conceive who He is. Quoting Jonathan Edwards, the Triune God upholds the universe instant by instant. God defines physical reality. As the Author of human affairs, God takes an active interest in them.
"Be Healed By The God Who Cares covers both spiritual and physical healing. By believing in God's Son, we gain eternal life. Faith is a gift from God, but Jesus Christ used his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies and his miracles to evidence his claims that He and the Father are One, that before Abraham was 'I AM,' that 'He who has seen me has seen the Father.'
"To develop faith, this booklet examines proofs: some of the 300 Old Testament prophecies, some made 1,000 years before, which Jesus Christ fulfilled, Christ's resurrection, the Moral Argument for the existence of God, and present day physical healing. For those who are sick and can't handle extensive reading, Be Healed By The God Who Cares is clearly written and an easy read."
" A very readable, cool and clear introduction on the most vital subject. In this fine piece of work Sherif investigates the meaning and the reason for believing the Christian faith" "" Dr. Steve Kumar, Author of Christianity for The Skeptics, was president of the New Zealand Evangelical Apologetics Society.
"If you are seeking a book that will give ample amounts of inspiration and hope combined with a dash of apologetics, 'Be Healed by the God Who Cares' does just that, and more. Biblical wisdom is presented alongside classic philosophers and modern thinkers in a clear readable guide to finding spiritual solace and miraculous intervention." - James Hirsen, J.D., New York Times Best Selling Author. Hirsen teaches law at both Trinity Law School and Biola University in Southern California. He is admitted to practice in the California and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Sherif A. Michael lives in California. He holds a BA in political science and an MBA in international finance from UCLA. He also holds a Juris Doctor in Law from Western State University. Sherif has lectured in Christian apologetics and comparative religion at university campuses in nearly thirty countries for such organizations as Student Life, Campus Crusade, Agape France, and an array of main line and nondenominational Christian churches. After six years in the New Age practicing mantra and hatha yoga, Sherif committed his life to Christ and aside from lecturing, has been involved in banking, commercial brokerage, and real estate development. He is married to a Canadian-American wife with two young adult boys. Sherif authored the popular website http://www.earthharvest.org, which is translated in 12 languages, a website which has100,000 hits a month together with its sister website http://www.existedios.com.