San Luis Obispo, California (PRWEB) April 06, 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 if we believe in Him, we will have the Spirit of God take residence in us, in our bodies. and He will give us life. The reality of the resurrection, analyzed in Be Healed By The God Who Cares, gives us the faith that this is not an empty promise."
Michael says in Be Healed By the God Who Cares, "Jesus Christ made incredible claims ....that He preexisted Abraham in time, that he who had seen Him had seen the Father, that He is the way, the truth and the life, that He is the light of the world." Michael continues, "Christ staked His incredible claims upon His ability to die and physically rise again in three days."
Michael analyzes in Be Healed By The God Who Cares the various proofs of the resurrection including the testimony of history, the testimony of the apostles, the suffering of Jesus, the fact that Jesus in fact died on the cross, and not just swooned and awakened in the coolness of the tomb, the Roman guard, the breaking of the seal of Tiberius Caesar, the removal of the two ton stone at the entrance of the tomb, the grave clothes, the martyrs' death of many of the apostles, and the eyewitnesses to the 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. Using a far from perfect analogy, if God's holiness were equivalent to the distance from the earth to the sun, 93 million miles, the holiness of the most holy human being, the greatest teacher, the world's greatest philosoper, guru, or humanitarian, would be less than an eight of an inch. That's far below the high standards required by a Holy God. We all know we're a long ways from perfect. That's why God Himself had to come as a humble man and cleanse us of our sins. By believing in Jesus, as He asks us to, we will stand before an infinitely holy God, our sins covered by the blood of His Son shed on the cross, the only blood not tainted by sin."
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 recreates and upholds the universe instant by instant. God defines physical reality, and not sinful human beings with their invidividual reality distortion fields. God this instant, in His sovereign will, can easily create a physical reality where we are no longer sick or dying..... a miracle.
"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.