“A pastor [at a large Baptist church] believes this is heresy. …His problem with it is that he absolutely believes that we have no “control” over healing. You cannot learn to heal. We are simply a postman delivering prayers to God and then He decides what He will do with it. There is no such thing as authority of a believer over sickness or the works of the devil [like demonization].”

Why should teaching about authority and power—so strongly supported in the gospels and Acts—bring to the surface such horror in our hearts?