“OSL feels urgently called to spread abroad the ‘Good News’ that Jesus Christ heals today as He did while He walked the earth centuries ago.” *
“The healing ministry belongs to Jesus Christ. Whatever the means or the avenue, it is Jesus’ love that effects the healing.”
“All humanity is the creation of a loving God Who wills for everyone wholeness, health of the total person, body, soul and spirit. When we pray for healing we are to pray, ‘Your will be done,’ not ‘If it be Your will.’ All sickness and all brokenness is contrary to the will of God. At no time is sickness a part of His purpose or plan for any part of His creation. Our primary purpose in the Healing Ministry is to see God’s will fulfilled in the restoration of wholeness.”
Additional beliefs are:**
We hold God’s Word, the Holy Bible, as our source of authority. Jesus Christ, fully man and fully God, is the solid Rock upon which we stand.
We believe, “…God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3.16NKJV)
We believe Jesus performed healing miracles when he walked the earth and still does today since, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13.8 NIV)
We believe that Jesus gave power and authority to his disciples and others to preach the kingdom of God, to cast out demons and to cure diseases (see Luke 9 and 10) and He continues doing this today.
When we minister healing in Jesus’ name, we acknowledge that it is He who heals, not us. All praise and thanks belong to Him.
* This quoted material is taken from the OSL Handbook for All Members,
22nd Edition, June, 1993:
** Quoted and used with permission from the website of the West Shore Chapter of OSL.