Charles E. Pullis Research Paper

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Charles E. Cullis was born on March 7, 1833, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents, John and Ann Cullis, emigrated from England to the United States. The majority of Cullis’ childhood consisted of constant sickness; he had to be carried up and down stairs. Eventually his family attempted to put him in school, but his health was too weak and they eventually gave up.
When he was 19 years old, his health collapsed once more, and he had to stop working. He lost his voice and could only speak in whispers. Cullis assumed that with rest his health would improve and he could return to work. A family friend named Dr. Orren Strong Sanders opened up his library to Cullis and invited him to study medicine. Initially, Cullis was not interested
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He soon added a second house and then two more. The sign over the door simply said, "Have Faith in God." In 1870, Cullis added prayer to his ministry of care-giving and traditional medicine. He did this after one of his patients, Lucy Drake, was instantly healed from a bed-ridden, brain tumor after the “laying on of hands.” This led Cullis to turn his homes into “healing homes,” where the patients would be treated with love, care, and prayer minus the medicine.
In 1874, William Boardman wrote a book based on Cullis ' journal titled "Faith Works" which gave Cullis national and international prominence. In 1875, Cullis wrote a book about the Boardmans called "Work for Jesus: The Experience and Teachings of Mr. and Mrs. Boardman." In 1874, Cullis also wrote a book about the love of Christ called "The King of Love." In 1879, Cullis published "Faith Cures, or Answers to Prayer in the Healing of the Sick." Throughout his work and ministry, Cullis carried an enormous load on his shoulders. From 1864 to the 1890’s, the healing homes had taken care of 2000 critically ill patients, the vast majority of which had been brought to a saving knowledge of Christ. On April 15, 1892, Charles Cullis passed away at the age of
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