Piper on Healing and Exorcism

What is the gift of healing? And are there “healers” today?

The apostle Paul lists healing among the spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12, but has anything significant changed between then and now?

What about exorcism?

John Piper answers in the following videos, and recounts the chilling story of an exorcism he participated in early in his pastorate.

What Is the Gift of Healing? (7 minutes)

Have You Exorcized a Demon? (7.5 minutes)


For more on the supernatural, see “Piper on Prophecy and Tongues.” The last chance to register for the 2013 Conference for Pastors (on the centrality of the supernatural in Christian ministry) is quickly approaching. Registration closes midnight January 29. Register now. Learn more information on the event page.

Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Melissa, and their four children, and is the co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.