Sunday, 3 August 2014

#SundayTalk: Doctors Vs Anointing Oil, Are They Mutually Exclusive?

As reported in the media last week, Pastor Lawrence Okechukwu Amuruche, a 61-year-old father of two, cried out for help after the anointing oil, water and prayer points purportedly given him by the General Overseer of his church, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr.  Daniel Kolawole Olukoya failed to stop the cataract growing in his eyes.

There have been accusations and counter accusations flying back and forth since the Pastor took his story to the press. That is quite frankly not my business and not the focal point of #SundayTalk today. Let's talk about the anointing oil bit:

  • What is the origin of the anointing oil?
  • What is it meant for?
  • How and for what was it used in the past?
  • Are there scriptural guidelines to its use and/or application?
  • Can the anointing oil be a replacement for sound medical care? Why? Why not?
  • What does the bible say about it?
I look forward to your comments.
©Naomi Lucas
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