Why Healing is Not Part of the Great Commission

Some speak of healing as part of the great commission which is not the case. The commission to heal was given only to the twelve. It reads

“THESE TWELVE Jesus sent out…Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons.” (Matthew 10:5–8 EMPHASIS MINE)

The great commission for Christians to evangelize the world does not include healing. It is about making disciples, baptizing, and teaching. That is our focus.