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The Ministry of Healing

The Ministry of Healing

The Ministry of Healing provides a well-rounded look at the principles of healthful living, beginning with the ministry of Jesus and extending to the life and ministry of every Christian. Many things contribute to good health—cheerfulness, fresh air, exercise, diet, and positive relationships with other people, to name a few. Crucial also is a personal relationship with the Creator who gave us life and everything we need for health and happiness. In this book Ellen White deals with sickness of the soul and the healing balm to be found by trusting God for all things. Written in simple, beautiful language, Ministry of Healing will point you to a life full of joy and gladness—a life in touch with the Source of healing power.

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Table of Contents

The True Medical Missionary 
1. Our Example  [p. 17]
2. Days of Ministry  [p. 29]
3. With Nature and With God  [p. 51]
4. The Touch of Faith  [p. 59]
5. Healing of the Soul  [p. 73]
6. Saved to Serve  [p. 95]
   
The Work of the Physician 
7. The Co-Working of the Divine and the Human  [p. 111]
8. The Physician, an Educator  [p. 125]
   
Medical Missionaries and their Work 
9. Teaching and Healing  [p. 139]
10. Helping the Tempted  [p. 161]
11. Working for the Intemperate  [p. 171]
12. Help for the Unemployed and the Homeless  [p. 183]
13. The Helpless Poor  [p. 201]
14. Ministry to the Rich  [p. 209]
   
The Care of the Sick 
15. In the Sickroom  [p. 219]
16. Prayer for the Sick  [p. 225]
17. The Use of Remedies  [p. 234]
18. Mind Cure  [p. 241]
19. In Contact with Nature  [p. 261]
   
Health Principles 
20. General Hygiene  [p. 271]
21. Hygiene Among the Israelites  [p. 277]
22. Dress .  [p. 287]
23. Diet and Health  [p. 295]
24. Flesh as Food  [p. 311]
25. Extremes in Diet  [p. 318]
26. Stimulants and Narcotics  [p. 325]
27. Liquor Traffic and Prohibition  [p. 337]
   
The Home 
28. Ministry of the Home  [p. 349]
29. The Builders of the Home  [p. 356]
30. Choice and Preparation of the Home  [p. 363]
31. The Mother  [p. 371]
32. The Child  [p. 379]
33. Home Influences  [p. 388]
34. True Education, A Missionary Training  [p. 395]
   
The Essential Knowledge 
35. A True Knowledge of God  [p. 409]
36. Danger in Speculative Knowledge  [p. 427]
37. The False and the True in Education  [p. 439]
38. The Importance of Seeking True Knowledge  [p. 451]
39. The Knowledge Received Through God's Word  [p. 458]
   
The Worker's Need 
40. Help in Daily Living  [p. 469]
41. In Contact With Others  [p. 483]
42. Development and Service  [p. 497]
43. A Higher Experience  [p. 503]

 

Quotable Quotes

During His ministry, Jesus devoted more time to healing the sick than to preaching. His miracles testified to the truth of His words, that He came not to destroy, but to save. . . .

Many hold faith as an opinion. Saving faith is a transaction, by which those who receive Christ join themselves in covenant relation with God. A living faith means an increase of vigor, a confiding trust, by which, through the grace of Christ, the soul becomes a conquering power. . . .

Scrupulous cleanliness is essential to both physical and mental health. Impurities are constantly thrown off from the body through the skin. Its millions of pores are quickly clogged unless kept clean by frequent bathing, and the impurities which should pass off through the skin become an additional burden to the other eliminating organs. . . .

Christ is the same compassionate physician now that He was during His earthly ministry. In Him there is healing balm for every disease, restoring power for every infirmity. His disciples in this time are to pray for the sick as verily as the disciples of old prayed. . . .

Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power--these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature's remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge. . . .

Nothing tends more to promote health of body and of soul than does a spirit of gratitude and praise. It is a positive duty to resist melancholy, discontented thoughts and feelings--as much a duty as it is to pray. If we are heaven-bound, how can we go as a band of mourners, groaning and complaining all along the way to our Father's house?