…“You are free and healed to the degree you know you are loved by God.”
This was posted on a church website that I visited recently. Does knowing how much God loves us free us and provide healing for us? According to what I remember reading in scripture freedom comes from knowing the truth. The Truth will set you free scripture says. Jesus says that ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. This indicates that it is how much we know Jesus not how much we know that God loves us that sets us free and brings healing. Jesus says ‘if you know me you know the Father’.
The statement above about knowing how much God loves us places the person at the center of things. If we change this perspective to how much we love God we will be in better alignment with the teaching of scripture. We will be in better alignment with the will of God. This above statement is a form of godliness but denies the power because it is altering the truth in a sense. Biblically we know that God loves us but this is not the main teaching principle regarding freedom and healing taught in the scripture. This is a man made up ideology placing accountability and responsibility for relationship and covenant onto God only.