Why Do Christians Get Sick

Written by Dean Martin

Why Do Christians Get Sick? Part 1

In today’s world we seem to blame God for everything. We say disease, sickness, and even death is an act of God or it is God’s will. Shouldn’t we stop blaming God for everything and turn torepparttar Bible to see what it has to say about why Christians get sick? The Bible gives three reasons for sickness and physical problems; all of our afflictions fall into one of these categories.

1. To Glorify God Inrepparttar 143813 Gospel of John, Chapter 9, verses1-3, we read of a man who was blind from birth. Neither he nor his parents had sinned. The Bible asked: “Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, ‘Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but thatrepparttar 143814 works of God should be made manifest in him.’”

The apostle had a thorn inrepparttar 143815 flesh. “He prayed three times for healing butrepparttar 143816 Lord said: ‘My grace is sufficient for thee.’” II Corinthians 12:7-9. If this is our lot in life and we are sick or dying, we can say as Paul said: “For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” If our affliction is forrepparttar 143817 glory of God, allrepparttar 143818 prayers inrepparttar 143819 world will not remove it.

2. Sins Unconfessed In 1 Corinthians 11: 28-32, we read about weakness, sickness, and an early death coming upon believers when they would not confess their sins. They were judged by God. “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened ofrepparttar 143820 Lord, that we should not be condemned withrepparttar 143821 world.”

How To Fall With Style- The Art Of Sin

Written by Eric Engel

Adam had it right when he covered himself with fig leaves. It's not that he thought it would cover his sin. He knew this was impossible. But suddenly recognized his own weakness, and he doesn't try to battle it. Instead, he covers it. Out of sight, out of mind. But when God asks him why, he comes clean, accepts his punishment, and and continues to cover himself. Now that's how we're suppose to do it.

When you fall, admit it. Don't make excuses, don't passrepparttar blame. Now that doesn't mean scrutinize, or put yourself throughrepparttar 143742 wringer. Adam didn't tell God about allrepparttar 143743 terror and horro that would happen because of his sin. God asked him a question and he answered it. "...and I did eat." Acceptrepparttar 143744 consequences. Sin always causes something bad. It usually causes something bad here in this life. There's nothing wrong with praying for relief, but always be ready to acceptrepparttar 143745 consequences.

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