Toronto News, (PR) March 07, 2012
According to author Sherif Michael in his recently released book Be Healed By The God Who Cares, Jesus Christ healed and can heal today. Michael says, “In today’s secular society before asking if God can heal, we must first ask if God even exists and what’s the proof.”
Sherif A. Michael lives in California. He holds a BA in political science and an MBA in international finance from UCLA. He also holds a Juris Doctor in Law from Western State University. Sherif has lectured in Christian apologetics and comparative religion at university campuses in nearly thirty countries for such organizations as Student Life, Campus Crusade, Agape France, and an array of main line and nondenominational Christian churches.
After six years in the New Age practicing mantra and hatha yoga, Sherif committed his life to Christ and aside from lecturing, has been involved in banking, commercial brokerage, and real estate development. He is married to a Canadian-American wife with two young adult boys. Sherif authored the popular website www.earthharvest.org , which is translated in 12 languages, a website which has 100,000 hits a month together with its sister website www.existedios.com.
“A powerful proof for the existence of God is fulfilled prophecy,” states Michael. “The Bible is a book of prophecy written by forty authors over 1,500 years on three continents, many predicting events which happened hundreds of years later. For example, in Psalm 22 King David describes in 1040 BC the crucifixion of the Messiah, that Christ’s hands and feet would be pierced, that his bones would not be broken, that the guards would cast lots for his clothing. Crucifixion as a form of capital punishment was introduced in Israel by the Romans hundreds of years later. During David’s time stoning was used.” Be Healed By The God Who Cares expounds on many of these prophetic passages.
Michael observes, “The Bible is filled with thousands of prophecies ranging from those made to Abraham regarding his descendants, to those of Isaiah, Zechariah, Daniel and the end time prophecies of the apostle John. Isahiah 53, available in Be Healed By The God Who Cares, is another incredible prophetic passage concering the suffering Messiah. The Book of Revelation speaks of Christ’s return as the conquering Messiah.”
“The fact that many of these prophecies have been realized, the fall of Babylon to Cyrus the Mede, the capture of the island city of Tyre by Alexander the Great through a land bridge, points to an Intelligence existing outside space and time inspring these prophets,” continues Michael.
“The next question we should ask is if God exists who is God. Christ fulfilled over three hundred Old Testament prophecies made hundreds of years before his time. This gives us more than a clue that the Source of the information has, for some reason, zeroed in on Christ. When we examine the historically documented miracles Christ did, miracles which have never been duplicated (multiplying bread, stilling storms, walking on water, raising the dead, and healing the sick), we see evidence that Christ’s claims that he is God Incarnate are not whimsical myth. Such miracles attest only to the power of God.”
Michael maintains that a belief in God and Christ is logical and a source of great hope. He summarizes his short book Be Healed By The God Who Cares as follows:
“If you face serious physical illness and your body is falling apart, you need to turn to the Source of Life and Healing. God can heal, heals daily, and may heal you this moment. God should not be limited nor minimized by our inability to conceive who He is. Quoting Jonathan Edwards, the Triune God upholds the universe instant by instant. God defines physical reality. As the Author of human affairs, God takes an active interest in them.
“Be Healed By The God Who Cares covers both spiritual and physical healing. By believing in God’s Son, we gain eternal life. Faith is a gift from God, but Jesus Christ used his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies and his miracles to evidence his claims that He and the Father are One, that before Abraham was ‘I AM,’ that ‘He who has seen me has seen the Father.’
“To develop faith, this booklet examines proofs: some of the fulfilled prophecies, Christ’s resurrection, the Moral Argument for the existence of God, and present day physical healing. For those who are sick and can’t handle extensive reading, Be Healed By The God Who Cares is short, clearly written and an easy read.”
” A very readable, cool and clear introduction on the most vital subject. In this fine piece of work Sherif investigates the meaning and the reason for believing the Christian faith” “” Dr. Steve Kumar, Author of Christianity for The Skeptics, was president of the New Zealand Evangelical Apologetics Society.
“If you are seeking a book that will give ample amounts of inspiration and hope combined with a dash of apologetics, ‘Be Healed by the God Who Cares’ does just that, and more. Biblical wisdom is presented alongside classic philosophers and modern thinkers in a clear readable guide to finding spiritual solace and miraculous intervention.” – James Hirsen, J.D., New York Times Best Selling Author. Hirsen teaches law at both Trinity Law School and Biola University in Southern California. He is admitted to practice in the California and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade.