Christian Scientist and actor Val Kilmer has attributed his recent recovery from oral cancer to his faith in the love of Jesus.

Taking part in a Reddit Q and A session, Kilmer credited God for healing him. “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, according to The Christian Post.

Kilmer added: “I had the honor of knowing Dr. Bernard Lown, for example, a man whose invention of the refribulator, (SP) never spell it right. The machine with the paddles that zaps people back into the world of the living. … I asked him what was the most important thing for a doctor to do when a patient fears for their life. He started to weep without his voice wavering and he leaned into me and said, ‘Fluff their pillow. That’s what I tell all the interns.”

“‘LOVE. Love heals. More than any other skills, I urge them to LOVE the life they are entrusted to save.’ Well, that’s what is at the heart of Mrs. Eddy’s understanding of the teachings of Jesus,” Kilmer continued.

“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.

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