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Lack Of Faith Kills Christians

Do people die that are sick because of lack of Faith? What I mean is, if you are sick can you die because you didn't believe you would be healed? Can someone give Scriptures?

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 ---Lupe2618a on 12/4/05
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People die for various reasons. Some maybe due to sin. But I don't think it is lack of faith unless one takes their life, but I'll not go there. My mom was a good example of how one should follow Jesus. She died of COPD. She had faith that God would take care of her and he did. Even though she was sick she never complained about her sickness she always praised God. I learned alot buy watching her leaning on God. Some sickness does come from sin, and then death but I don't think it is lack of faith.
---Rebecca_D on 6/10/07

2. The problem lay in failure to make God-rather than their own gifts-the object of their confidence. True faith, by Christ's definition, always involves surrender to the will of God. What He was teaching here is nothing like positive-thinking psychology. He was saying that both the source and the object of all genuine faith-even the weak, mustard seed variety-is God. This was not a metaphor, it was a comparison of faith.
---Lupe2618 on 12/6/05

Sister Natasha, the comment made by Jesus in Matthew 17:20, is in context with what the Apostles were doing. If you go back to 10:6-8, Christ sent the disciples out, He explicitly commissioned them to do these kinds of Miracles. Less then a year later, they failed where they had once succeeded. Christ's explanation for their failure was that their faith was deficient (verse 20). The deficiency did not consist in a lack of confidence; they were surprised that they could not cast out this demon.
---Lupe2618 on 12/6/05

Jesus promised to heal us spiritually. He did not say He would heal all our earthly ills.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/5/05

often when faith is mentioned the impossible is mentioned as a result. 1 Cor 13. and also Mat 17:20 (I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
---natasha on 12/5/05

i believe that to be true. Spoke to a lady who was sick and gave up. She says she was ready to die.. then she had a vision of Christ on the cross.. she says He was wrangling in pain and she felt bad because she knew it was her pain He was bearing. Right there her faith was restored and she got better and better from that moment.
---natasha on 12/5/05

Read the book of Job and you will see Job was a man of God, perfect, but God allowed the devil to test Job. He was very ill with boils all over his body, but it didn't mean Job was not faithful.
---shira on 12/5/05

The sad fact remains, that people are not healed, in spite of what they are told. If you look at Jesus, it is said he healed all their diseases, not every person who came to him.
BTW, I do believe in healing and seen it in my life and others. I am also a diabetic, and have not been healed of that.
---mike6553 on 12/5/05

I have thought about the same thing. Several members of my family died who knew Christ, was very Christ-Like, who died of various causes. They did not die due to lack of faith but of old age. Their health declined and body wore out.
---Paul on 12/5/05

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