Justin Peters answers the question of whether or not Peter’s shadow healed others, and the misconception many have about this scripture.
To encourage you to check the video, I’ve taken the commentary given and turned it mostly into questions, while listing a few key points. If you would like the answers, please check out the video.
- Did Peter’s shadow heal sick people?
- Signs and wonders were taking place mostly around the apostles. It was not typical to be among Christians in general.
- Scripture Reference – Acts 5:12-16
- Does the text say Peter’s shadow healed others?
- Did the apostles tell the people to bring out their sick for Peter’s shadow to heal them?
- Did everyone in the multitude who got healed, get Peter’s shadow?
- What would it mean if it was an overcast day?
- Scripture Reference – Acts 3:01-10
- What does Peter say that contradicts the Charamastic movement?
- What is different about the apostles of Acts compared to the apostles of today who claim to heal?
Check Out: Peter’s Shadow Healed The Sick? By Justin Peters
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