The Healing Issue
Through the Roof seeks a balanced position on the issue of disability and healing.
We believe that a disabled person has a right to their dignity and identity as a disabled person and that no one should ever be pressed to accept prayer for physical healing that they have not requested.
God’s priority for all people is that their sins are forgiven and that they can look forward to being in His presence for eternity. A person’s impairment does not prevent them from reaching their full potential.
Disability is not a result of a disabled person’s sin or of the sins of their predecessors. In a fallen world, people experience disability, pain and sickness. We believe God does heal and offers wholeness to all. In God’s sovereign will this may include physical healing but we believe that in His sovereign will He may also choose not to bring physical healing.
We would also challenge the assumption that disabled people need healing in the sense of ‘being cured’. Whether or not a disabled person is physically healed we believe God loves, values and offers wholeness to each person who comes to God with openness to His will for their lives.