Acclaimed actor Val Kilmer has recently been healed of oral cancer and he attributes the healing to the love of Jesus. Kilmer's oral cancer was first made public on Halloween last year by fellow actor Michael Douglas in an interview about their film "The Ghost and the Darkness." He had initially denied the revelation but acknowledged late last month that he was recovering from the disease.
"I am very grateful for all the prayers and good thoughts from around the world. People that know I am a Christian Scientist make the assumption that I have somehow endangered myself. But many, many people have been healed by prayer throughout recorded history. And many, many people have died by whatever was modern medicine," Kilmer said.
The 57-year-old, who is most famous for his roles in Top Gun and Batman, continued: 'I had the honor of knowing Dr. Bernard Lown for example... and I asked him what was the most important thing for a doctor to do when a patient fears for their life(sic).'
He described how his doctor cried when he explained what he told his patients, telling them that 'LOVE. Love heals.'
"I have seen people turn down love. I have turned it down myself when I was younger. I still had hearings through relying solely on prayer, and came in went from a very challenging faith. And sometimes had hearings when I didn't believe. It didn't matter in Jesus' day whether the patient believed. It doesn't matter today. Love doesn't care about our tiny human thoughts. That's how I understand it anyway," Kilmer said.
He said when he was younger he tried convincing people of the power of love but he doesn't try to do that anymore.
"I try to mind my own business now that I'm older. I also hope I never turn down love again. It was an unspeakable sense of universal support while I was briefly in the hospital. Even two of my doctors mentioned praying with me, for me. Sometimes people are surprisingly mean about this sort of talk. Maybe they mix it up in their minds with extremists. People screaming with signs in front of Planned Parenthood or something," he said. "That's not my sense of Christianity."