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Article:Smith Wigglesworth
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Wigglesworth believed that God had cured him of appendicitis and much of his ministry was focused on [[faith healing]]. There were many claims of miracles attributed to him, some reported in the popular press and in Pentecostal magazines such as 'Confidence' which had been founded by Boddy. Wigglesworth avoided all medical treatment, despite suffering from [[kidney stones]] in his later years. These eventually passed naturally. He refused any surgical procedure, and stated that no knife would ever touch his body either in life or death. Wigglesworth claimed to have raised several persons from the dead - including his wife Polly,<ref>Cartwright, Des. [http://www.smithwigglesworth.com/life.htm Life of Smith Wigglesworth.]</ref> a man called Mitchell, and a Baptist Pastor's wife, a Mrs. Clarke. His friend and biographer Walter Hibbert adds the claim of a man raised from the dead who had been [[embalmed]] and was in a funeral parlour, and Wilson in his biography tells of a woman who, brought into a meeting in a coffin, slapped Wigglesworth's face after being raised up, claiming she had had a far better time in the hereafter. Claims for the number of people raised from the dead by Wigglesworth number between three and twenty-three.
 
Wigglesworth believed that God had cured him of appendicitis and much of his ministry was focused on [[faith healing]]. There were many claims of miracles attributed to him, some reported in the popular press and in Pentecostal magazines such as 'Confidence' which had been founded by Boddy. Wigglesworth avoided all medical treatment, despite suffering from [[kidney stones]] in his later years. These eventually passed naturally. He refused any surgical procedure, and stated that no knife would ever touch his body either in life or death. Wigglesworth claimed to have raised several persons from the dead - including his wife Polly,<ref>Cartwright, Des. [http://www.smithwigglesworth.com/life.htm Life of Smith Wigglesworth.]</ref> a man called Mitchell, and a Baptist Pastor's wife, a Mrs. Clarke. His friend and biographer Walter Hibbert adds the claim of a man raised from the dead who had been [[embalmed]] and was in a funeral parlour, and Wilson in his biography tells of a woman who, brought into a meeting in a coffin, slapped Wigglesworth's face after being raised up, claiming she had had a far better time in the hereafter. Claims for the number of people raised from the dead by Wigglesworth number between three and twenty-three.
   
[[Lester Summerall]], the late American evangelist, knew Smith Wigglesworth and attended his meetings. Smith Wigglesworth would on occasion strike people who were brought to him. Summerall recounted that at one meeting, a man with [[stomach cancer]] had been brought in to the meeting on a stretcher wearing a hospital gown. He was too weak to walk and in such poor condition, that he was accompanied by a doctor. When Wigglesworth came to minister healing to him, he struck him in his abdomen, with his fist telling him in his thick colloquial accent to "be 'ealed" in Jesus name. The doctor put a stethoscope to the man's heart saying "You killed him! You killed him!" Wigglesworth paid little attention and kept on ministering to other people. A few moments later, according to Summerall, he got up off his stretcher and walked around, completely healed, with his back side showing since he was wearing only a hospital gown.
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[[Lester Summerall]], the late American evangelist, knew Smith Wigglesworth and attended his meetings. Smith Wigglesworth would on occasion strike people who were brought to him. Summerall recounted that at one meeting, a man with [[stomach cancer]] had been brought in to the meeting on a stretcher wearing a hospital gown. He was too weak to walk and in such poor condition, that he was accompanied by a doctor. When Wigglesworth came to minister healing to him, he struck him in his abdomen, with his fist telling him in . The doctor put a stethoscope to the man's heart saying "You killed him! The family will sue you! You killed him!" Wigglesworth replied "He's 'ealed" and went on ministering to other people. A few moments later, according to Summerall, he got up off his stretcher and walked around, completely healed, with his back side showing since he was wearing only a hospital gown.
   
 
Many books have been written telling of Wigglesworth's manner of life and the miraculous healings done in his meetings. Nevertheless, he said on more than one occasion that he would rather see one person saved through his preaching than 10,000 healed.
 
Many books have been written telling of Wigglesworth's manner of life and the miraculous healings done in his meetings. Nevertheless, he said on more than one occasion that he would rather see one person saved through his preaching than 10,000 healed.
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