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The aeot known as the "Divine Fa thHealing Community " bas been brought very prominently before the publio at Bristol. A great deal of excitement was -canted In the town by the death, under remarkable cfrenmstanc. s, of a woman named Taylor, a member of the sect. Dr. R H. Fallon, of Clifton, who was •called m a few hours before the death •occurred, has given some extraordinary particulars to a Bristol journal. He says that a few Saturdays ago be treated Mrs Taylor for a fraotore of tbe arm, sustained by a trap accident whiob occurred aome three weeks previous and be waa 4old tbat she was " healed " twioe before by faith — onoe when sufferiofif from rupture, and the second oooasion when ill from erysipelas. She depended on faith for three weeks to heal her fractured aim, bat then oame to him, and, the limb being toa badeondltion, he, with her consent, put it m splints. An arrangement waa made that she was to tee him In a week, but she did not keep the appointment, He heard nothing from her until last Sunday week, when he reoelved an urgent meißf ge to go and see hor at onoe. He •ront, and fonnd her suffering from (femoral hernia, and she was very HI. ©be was In a critical condition, and be ifonnd it impossible to reduce tbe hernia, •nd told her that an immediate operation was necessary. "akoistjrq" thb patient. Having sent for bim without consulting her husband, she felt undecided, and theieford he went to the huiband, who, at tbe time was attending a meeting of the believers m "divine healing." Tbe husband expressed himself as strongly disinclined to do anything except "look to tbe Lord." Another person vas called In for oonanltatlon, and he aaid that not oply had he been oared by faith when given, up by m medioal man, bnt that hlfl own children were never professionally treated, They were disinclined, after tbeir experience In 11 divine healing," to sanction an operation •until first trying their system, and therefore it was agreed tost they should "anoint" Mrs Taylor and pray for ber restoration. D- Fallon joined with them .m praying, aud the following morning, w£ien he called, the woman was deoidedly batter, and her agonising pain had disappeared. He watched tbe case, and was told that everything waa going on satisfactorily. On tbe Tuesday the patient was not ao veil, and on Wednesday be (.Dr Fallon) received a message that ehe was dying. Tbis wis about nine o'olook And when he called he fonnd there was no hope of her recovery. Mrs Taylor was quite resigned, and was satisfied she had done wbat was rif ht, and tho last words ■poken by her were " Praise the Lord I "

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888

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A "TAITH-HEALING" SACRIFICE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888