“I didn’t feel, though, that many of the Christians within our circle
actually believed in the power of prayer to heal. Everyone readily volunteered to pray for [my son] Chad, that’s true, but when I asked whether spiritual gifts like healing were as active today as in the time of the New Testament, I ran into demurrals (a mild, polite, or considered expression of opposition). Many thought the miraculous times of the Scriptures had passed…But I didn’t see in the Bible where a time limit was placed on the healing prayer. Maybe I didn’t want to see this because my son was sick, but why would Christ suspend His promise to His followers that they would do “greater” miracles than Him? (John 14:12)”
– Dr. Chauncey Crandall.