People can go way overboard blaming Satan for every mishap. I know some radical people who blame Satan when a cookie falls to the floor: "I rebuke you Satan" they say after it hits the floor. There is a scientific explaination for most everything. In that case, it is gravity + clumsiness. In the case of illness, it is bacteria, a virus, or genetic inheritence, or poor health habbits, or smoking, drinking, or overeating. Perhaps the area most attacked by Satan is the realm of mental health though.
---obewan on 1/20/09|
I believe Satan/evil can cause sickness and such. Evil can drain the energy from us in certain ways causing us to be ill. I have seen evil recently along with some of my family. I have been fighting it and trying to cast it out in Jesus's name. Having a lot of faith in God, I speak when it acts up in our home, it listens but won't leave. I have seeked outside help for this one. The same week our home was to be blessed, including us, we all came down with illnesses, including the person who was helping us. It took an entire month for everyone in my household to get well. Some of us not only got one illness that month, but two. Another date will soon be set up quietly.
---june on 1/20/09|
God said, "On the day you eat of it you shall surely die." The spiritual death they experienced is separation from God and is the curse.
Thus the curse is separation from God and the loss of eternal life.
Looks like we're on the same page.
---Naulon on 1/8/09|
naulon, read what i said again. i didnt say anything about sickness from Genesis chapter three, i was talking about disobedience as a common problem with man that started at Genesis.
about your number two point. unless i've missed it somewhere, if i have then please correct me. but separation from God is not called "a curse" or "the curse".
but, to be fair, sin caused separation from God which brought the curses.
the covenants were an avenue for God to bring blessing to the obedient and be delivered from the curses of Genesis chapter three, and all in Deuteronomy.
i agree with you otherwise on your number two point, and on your number three point.
---opalgal on 1/6/09|
Excellent scripture. Learn something new every day. You got my vote for that comment.
1) The curses in Genesis did not include "sickness". So Genesis is irrelevant to the issue.
2) The Old Covenant freed nobody from "the curse" (separation from God). That happened only through Christ in the New Covenant. (Hebrews 7:18, Galatians 3:21)
3) Christ's death on the cross (the core of the gospel) saves both Jew and Gentile. There is no other name by which salvation comes. (Romans 1:16, Acts 4:12)
---Naulon on 1/6/09|
naulon, the curse is not by disobedience of a Jewish law. but disobedience to God's law. whether Jew or gentile all are descendants of Adam.
~ there were no Jews at the time when God declared the curse of Genesis chapter three.
~ in the Old Testament the only ones who could be free of the curse were the Jews because they heard and obeyed God.
~ in the New Testament the apostle Paul was talking to gentiles when he said that Jesus bore the curse on the cross so that the gentiles could have the blessing.
that whole animal sickness thing sounds more a matter of opinion rather than a Biblical topic. maybe if you find scripture to base your opinions on?
---opalgal on 1/5/09|
"For indeed he was SICK NIGH UNTO DEATH..."(Phil.2:27)
Epaphroditus, brother, companion in labour and fellowsoldier according to apostle Paul, became gravely sick near death. But as verse30 states this sickness was not because of Satan but because "for the work of Christ". He laboured so much for the gospel of Christ he regarded not his own life and as a result became sick nigh unto death.
This is just a simple historical proof that NOT ALL sickness is caused by Satan.
---manny on 1/4/09|
The curses in Deuteronomy were only for Israelites who didn't keep the Old Covenant. They are not curses given to Adam's descendents. (Deuteronomy 27-29)
God called his creation good, much like a painter when he finishes his painting. It doesn't mean everything good came into existence. Germs are good too. Sickness is necessary to weed out unhealthy animals and preserves healthy genetic lines.
---Naulon on 1/4/09|
Opalgal and Mark V.~ I agree, it is good to be encouraging and be helping one another. Even in disagreements, it is good to strive to do so respectfully to the best of our abilities.
---Anne on 1/4/09|
MarkV.. thank you for your encouragement. we all need to hear it from fellow believers. you caused me to think about being mindful to do that.
---opalgal on 1/4/09|
Opalqal, you gave great answers. thanks for your words of wisdom.
---MarkV. on 1/3/09|
I am curious what prompted this question. Did the question come from a chuch's teaching? Where did the question come from? Did it come from wanting to initiate a conversation? If you had the exact answer, how would it change your life? Just curious. The question in itself doesn't have a, "what's the underline issue?"
---Rod on 1/2/09|
Frances:-Weii spoken-Just as the world in Knowlege has advanced so have Germs Learning and Chrisrianity.When any thing demonises us in sickness it is like a demon to that person, but when cured by Medicine does that mean Medicine or an operation is driving out the demon?-I dont think so.Mans own doing Has caused his own sins which bring on disease.
Pollution Sexual devianceand adultaration Greed causes diseases, not demonds which are created in the minds of imaginative people.Jesus illustrates "which is easier to say Thy sins are forgiven thee or Rise up and walk."or to Mary magdalen who became His great apostle "Go sin no more" or Peter "Get behind me satan"
---MIC on 1/2/09|
nauton, just goes to show how far the gospel spread throughout the world, huh.
---opalgal on 1/2/09|
All kinds of things were called evil spirits or demons.
A spirit of hatred. (Judges 9:23) A torment from God. (1 Samuel 16:14-23) Deaf and dumbness. (Matthew 9:33, Mark 9:25) Fasting and prophesying. (Matthew 11:18) Epileptic seizures. (Luke 9:39) Insanity. (Mark 1:23, Luke 4:33-35) Doing miracles. (Mark 3:30, John 10:21) Multiple personality disorder. (Mark 5:9) All kinds of evil practices. (Revelation 18:2)
All these seem to indicate that any mental illness or odd behavior, was considered demon possession. Even today, in primitive cultures, mental illness is believed to be demon possession. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck....
---Naulon on 1/2/09|
nauton, i agree with you that adam and eve were spiritually separated from God which God called death. "on the day that you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you will die."
sickness and disease is listed as a curse along with all other listed curses in Deuteronomy.
everything good came into existence at the garden of Eden. we know this because God called all that He had done "good". just as man became corrupt, germs also became corrupt.
in Biblical times God's people relied on God's promises to keep them healthy as a beneficial condition of keeping the commandments.
not all, but many sicknesses and diseases that Jesus healed people of were stated as the cause of demons.
---opalgal on 1/1/09|
I can't find "sickness" listed as a curse of Adam and Eve's sin. Man would have to toil for his food and women would have pain in childbirth when they left the garden but neither of those is considered sicknesses.
The real curse of their sin was separation from God and the loss of eternal life which being driven out of the garden symbolized. Germs existed long before Adam and Eve came on the scene.
Medicine was not very advanced in Biblical times so various diseases and mental illnesses were attributed to demons. We know their causes better today.
---Naulon on 12/31/08|
Kathr, you are a 'black is white and white is black' debater. If Jesus caught a sickness, Satan would have been the guilty one. Why would Satan go around harming his own followers? For most Satan followers their lives are blessed. However, as Sun Tsu points out, eventually they have to die, after serving Satan. Sometimes Satan has them taken out for his own covering up purposes. These accidents get little attention because people who love the truth and know of these cases, have no interest when a Satanist is assassinated. I know that Satan does not like us talking about him, because that would be to expose the fact that he exists and is in control of this world.
---frances008 on 12/30/08|
sickness is a curse that came into the world at the fall of Adam and Eve at the garden of Eden.
the Bible indicates that Jesus dealt with a number of sicknesses that were due to demons.
sickness can also be due to bad hygiene habits. like the historical event of Typhoid Mary.
or due to bad medical practices, like some of the remedies from the old old days where they used dung to treat a problem.
or from drinking bad water, like Timothy had done which gave him stomach troubles.
- there is historical evidence since the 18oo's that some sicknesses and diseases have been known to be due to demon oppression. delivered and made well when prayed for.
---opalgal on 12/30/08|
Kathr, the argument was going 'Satan does not cause diseases'. I merely showed that he actually does. The Egyptian priests were alchemists, so were the Catholic priests, (still are - but not all are). The pharmaceutical companies are led by and for the illuminati who are in cahoots with the NWO who wish to reduce the world population. Merck produced vaccinations that they found (later?!) caused cancers and can be heard laughing with their interviewers on youtube. A recorded message to us that vaccinations are full of danger from the makers themselves. But only those who are interested will ever know.
---frances008 on 12/30/08|
Kathr, I cured a boy of autism by giving him the correct vitamins and trace elements. I found that it was being caused by amino acids not being broken down in the gut. I treated the symptoms and the disease backtracked suddenly. We can all be alchemists to the degree that we can study about the body and the chemical reactions in it. Yes, I have been ill many times usually by doctors giving me penicillin, unreliable drugs, drugs that caused an allergic reaction etc. Sometimes I get sinus headaches caused by pollution in Tokyo's air. I used to get asthma and hay fever (again pollution causes it) but cured it with fish oil daily. But I believe the NWO want to take away this avenue of treatment from us.
---frances008 on 12/30/08|
So you see, Satan is alive and well and has many followers.
---frances008 on 12/30/08
So frances, if Jesus cought a cold, would he then be a follower of Satan? Or just human?
Do you think Timothy's stomach problems were caused by Satan? Or just the side affects to being human?
Do you ever get sick Frances? Is it satanic ALL the time?
STUPIDITY also causes illness. If I drank sour milk or ate rotten food, ...of which all food spoils at some time...I WILL get ill! That's why God gave Israel dietary laws, because they didn' have refrigeration etc as we do today!!!
---kathr4453 on 12/30/08|
Kathr, germs can be created by people, new viruses etc. It has been done many times. Also, not just germs kill people. Poisons kill people. Poison in food additives, in colourings, in the water, in fish, in injections, in the chemtrails, in gas attacks, in bombs which are specially treated to poison the civilian population etc. etc. Pollution too, causes sickness. These latter two (poison and pollution) can be and is done deliberately by people, as well. So you see, Satan is alive and well and has many followers.
---frances008 on 12/30/08|
No, actually GERMS cause sickness!
---kathr4453 on 12/26/08|
In the Old Covenant, Israelites could be cursed with sickness and disease for not following the Law, but no such promises exist in the New Covenant.
If existence in the natural world is equated with Satan then I guess you could claim sickness is caused by Satan. But I don't think the Bible teaches that.
Physical sickness isn't really spiritually significant. Instead of worrying about it (along with food and clothing) it would be best to seek the kingdom of God and it's righteousness. Getting rid of spiritual sickness was Christ's priority and should be ours.
---Naulon on 12/24/08|
MarkV: Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'd be on here more often but haven't the time.
---Bobby3 on 12/22/08|
1 Tim 4:
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7 But REFUSE profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 12/21/08|
"People will believe whatever men teach, but only God has the truth"
Where(?), certainly not on this site, everyones got ALL the answers here! LOL
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 12/20/08|
People will believe whatever men teach, but only God has the truth.
However, it does say
Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
(all power? Do you think, maybe its wrong.)
People dont want to believe it! Why, they prefer to believe foolishness.
Is it a sin not to believe God or his son?
What can I say is man dumb in not believing God or his son the lord!
No! Because he has not called you, he has not opened your heart.
Now will you believe me, NO. Why, because you think you know!
But, what do I know. Maybe I am just stupid. Thank you Lord!
God Blessed, all of you!
Dad, what a God, he is!
---TheSeg on 12/19/08|
Bobby 3, that was a great answer. You also gave reasons when Satan does do something it is always by permission of God. Thank you so much for answering here. Why don't I see your name more offend? Peace
---MarkV. on 12/19/08|
My part 2 got lost somehow?
Even given the premise that it is POSSIBLE for Satan to cause sickness and that he has done so previously, it isn't logically necessary to conclude that he is ALWAYS the cause of sickness. If it is possible for me to cause a car crash and I've done it before, it doesn't follow that I am ALWAYS the cause of car crashes. Therefore, the answer to the blog question has to be NO. An affirmative answer to this question, I believe, gives Satan too much credit. It assumes power Satan does not have.
---Bobby3 on 12/18/08|
Can Satan cause sickness? I believe one can make the case. In the book of Job, Satan "smote Job with sore boils" (2:7). However, this was done only upon the Lord granting him permission. Satan hasn't power apart from what the Lord allows.
A second instance one might point to is found in 2Cor12. Here Paul refers to a "thorn in the flesh" (v7), which is further described as being a "messenger of Satan" (v7). Whatever this "thorn" was, it SEEMS to have been caused by Satan. However, despite Paul's appeal to the Lord for healing (v9), the Lord allows the "thorn" to persist. So again, it seems Satan cannot inflict malady upon anyone apart from God letting it happen.
---Bobby3 on 12/17/08|
NO,SATAN ONLY HAS THE POWER TO INTRODUCE YOU TO EVIL,BUT FAITH IN HOLY GOD WHO MADE SATAN TO BE A PRAISE ANGEL BECAME JEALOUS OF HIS MAKER,SO THE ONLY POWER THAT SATAN HAS IS WRONG INFLUENCE,WHICH IS DEFEATED BY SPIRITUAL WARFARE,OR BELIEVING THAT ALL POWER BELONGS TO ALMIGHTY GOD.
---BOBBYANN on 12/17/08|
Saying that carrots are good for your eyes is an Old Wives' Tale. It also happens to be true. Funny, isn't it? There is a lot of truth in Old Wives' Tales. The expression reminds me of 'conspiracy theory', anything to make you doubt the credibility of the speaker. Brain washing. When they could not control all human intellect with their pagan philosophies, they turn to psychology and now are even onto reverse psychology which is like, if Bush is a Christian (self proclaimed only) and I intensely dislike him as a person, then I will be attracted to atheism or some other religion.
---frances008 on 12/17/08|
It wasn't a Apple that Adam ate,
It was a fruit that was FULL of seeds.
Adam's apple is an old wives tales and is not Biblical in any way...
It was more like a pomegranate that is full of seeds.
God loves pomegranates, He had them(Jews) make golden ones for the Temples that once stood in Jerusalem, However, I believe that fruit was taken from the earth back in the day of mans fall...
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 12/16/08|
Sin entered the world when Adam ate the apple, and illness also entered. Good things come from God, not bad things. Satan can dwell in one person who then goes off and poisons another. A household that idol-worships can let the devil in the door, and the devil can attack an entirely innocent member of the family, like a baby or toddler. There are different cases.
---frances008 on 12/16/08|
SIN is the cause of sickness. Sin can open the door for demon possession. Demons can sometimes cause sickness, through a demonic spirit of infermaties. If you do have a spirit of infermaties, then it was a SIN that caused it. Confess and repent (turn from) ALL of your sins (known and unknown, secret or open, personal or generational (family)) - from Adam and Eve up to eternaty. This could help get rid of the sickness. Also taking communion (Body and Blood of Christ) on a DAILY basis can help to heal - there is POWER in the blood.
---Leslie on 12/15/08|
No, But Yahshua/Jesus said to those he did heal, "Go and Sin No More, or a worse thing shall befall you than before",
And those are HIS words...
So, I say, Let us turn from that old man(Vomit/Mud/sins)of the flesh that lust's for the things of this world and walk in the Spirit that has been given to us and keep our Hearts, Minds & Souls seeking that which is not of this World...
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 12/13/08|
Think! Did Jesus give sickness to anyone? We are under Grace, not Law.Paul warned the Corinth Churh that many were weak,sick and fall asleep because they did not discern the Body of Christ.Check the original Greek, why they didn't translate correctly is where the devil got in. The devil "lies, steals, kills, and destroys." He's got to lie first. Hebrews tells us God remembers our sins no more. Can God Lie?Then who's lying about that? Was His Body beaten? Roman punishment either whipped a criminal or crucified him, they didn't do both, but God put all our sin and diseases on Christ! Let's make Jesus happy and believe!
---BenjGen555 on 12/12/08|
One last thing
Act 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus,
Luk 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
God bless you MarkV, SpeedRacer
On the earth who love is stronger, father or a mother
A mother, why?
---TheSeg on 12/8/08|
Seg, I don't have to read what I wrote because I know what I wrote. you don't have to believe it. I am not asking you to. I am not demanding you do. Just as many others who refuse the Truth you can to. It is your right as a person to except God's Word or not. All I can do is give it to you. What you do with is really up to you and God.
---MarkV. on 12/8/08|
The sickness and weakness was spiritual not physical.
Do you read what you write?
This means death!
I do not like you adding word to it, to help you understand it.
Death means death, life means life, sick is sick, weak is weak.
Ok, do not try to change it.
I know who made my spirit and I know who made your, the same God made all.
If you want to believe all can die, go ahead. This is up to you.
I know whom I am from! I will not try to weaken anyone spirit or help them kill themselves.
God made it. If you want to correct or teach know who you are from first.
I believe God, not man!
Open The Door!
---TheSeg on 12/8/08|
Hi as a person who has been a disable vet with problems i my pastor and orther clergy teach me that god has a plan i do not feel good but i look around me and there are people worse then me and then i look at the blessings God has given me and i say my sickness if i must suffer i give the glory and grace to Jesus Christ as he did with his people he will also lead you out of the dessert of illness
---lawrence on 12/8/08|
It can be from our own actions or some one elses. Sometimes a generational curse. A family member can pass on, spritual, mental physical disorders and diseases. In any case Yeshua came to destroy the works of the advesary.
---Yochanon on 12/8/08|
No. Sometimes it's a person's own actions that produce sickness. Take diabetes for example. Many have it due to lack of exercise, poor eating habits, etc. With that said, no one can blame God or satan for them having diabetes when they eat poor and don't exercise.
What about STDs? Folks get them due to sin or other reasons. God nor satan puts it on them.
If God put sickness on a person He wouldn't have the right to take it off. He can't go back on His word.
If God put sickness on us, then Jesus' finished works aren't finished.
---Rickey on 12/8/08|
Seg, The passages are found in 1 Cor. 11:27-33. People coming to the Table of God sick and weak this is talking about their spiritual life. "For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" This means death. The offense was so serious that God put the worst offenders to death. And extreme but effective form of church purification (Luke 13:1-5, Acts 5:1-11, 1 John 5:16). Verse 11:32 here believers are kept from being consigned to hell, not only by divine decree, but by divine intervention. The Lord chastens to drive His people back to righteous behavior and even sends death to some in the church v. 30 to remove them before they could fall away (Jude 24). The sickness and weakness was spiritual not physical.
---MarkV. on 12/8/08|
One should examine himself before coming to the table, and the lord can tell him what he is saying. However, men have a way of looking at things, trying to understand them on their own. This Holy Communion you speak of, is it a place you go, or a thing you eat and drink? For the Communion of the lord has no time and place, not a thing you eat or drink. Any time and any season, it is always ready!
Physical sickness, here again your understanding must be used. All things are of God, you cannot change this. Many think they did something wrong because they get sick. If you test him, even if you dont, doesnt he have the right to test you?
---TheSeg on 12/8/08|
Seg, those passages in 1 Cor. 27-33 are for Holy Communion. It's about how Man should examine himself before he comes to communion not about physical sickness. To come to the Lord's table clinging to one's sin does not only dishonor the ceremony, but it also dishonors His body and blood, treating lighty the gracious sacrifice of Christ for us. It is necessary to set all sin before the Lord (v.28) then partake, so as not to mock the sacrifice for sin, by holding on to it. "Judgment to Himself" chastisement, "not discerning the Lord body." When believers don't properly judge the holiness of the celebration of Communion, they treat with indifference the Lord Himself, His life, suffering and death
---MarkV. on 12/7/08|
There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
Sick, does not mean you are unworthy. He does test you, because you test him! Believe me you test that man every day! The father loves you, knows you and trusts you. Trust him, your Father, he will not let you die.
Lord, help us see!
---TheSeg on 12/7/08|
Satan is not the cause of sickness. He is not the one who cursed mankind to die. God did in Gen.3. Since the curse all mankind will age, corrode and die.
God can kill, man can kill, and so can Satan if he tempts someone to kill and they accept the temptation, but none of this can happen without God allowing or permitting it to happen, for God controls all even Satan and his demons, for God is the Giver and taker of life. We are born when God says we will be born and we die when God says we will die. Nothing happens without Him allowing or permitting it.
But sickness is the result of the curse God impost on all descendants of Adam. There is many ways to die, and only God knows how will will die.
---MarkV. on 12/7/08|
Yes, Satan can make people sick, physically and mentally. Fear leads to illness, that is generally accepted. Fear is a condition of lack of love/trust. Then people who are possessed by spirits can be mentally off balance and harm themselves or others and also harm them by affecting their faith in God or their walk with God through false doctrines. Finally, evil people can plot to poison healthy people. This happens at all levels of society and on a small individual scale, as well as by drugs or additives to food that give cancer etc. to millions. Also mass mind control can have people taking drugs for an illness they do not have. The drugs then make them sick.
---frances008 on 12/5/08|
Bobby3 - You are deceived. Satan can attack us physically. If you do not believe this, you are deceived and are reading the wrong Bible. I have seen and heard of many people who have had various sickness/diseases - When they had an excorcism done, not only did the demons leave, but the sickness/diseases left as well. These people had it confirmed with their doctors, that they were completly healed.
---Leslie on 12/4/08|
Nancy: I agree with you. Sickness is caused by bacteria and things (and, according to most moms, being out in the cold too long). Satan (I'd imagine) is too busy with other things to being going around giving people the sniffles. Besides, as a spiritual being, Satan is not able to affect us physically. What he can do, though, is tempt and deceive people.
---Bobby3 on 12/3/08|
Not always. People must take some responsibility for their own health. However, sin can cause extreme sicknesses. Sometimes God will allow illnesses. There is nothing evil about God. So don't ever blame Him for your troubles. If you do not like troubles my advice would be to get saved>>>> but, wait a minute. It does not end there. You must be responsible, and get close to God and stay close to God.>>>Note: God chooses. Number one rule.
---catherine on 12/2/08|
SIN is the cause of sickness. When you sin, it opens the door for a demonic spirit of imfermaties (sickeness) to possess you. That demonic spirit then causes sickness (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual). When you confess, and repent of your sins, and get them covered in Jesus' blood, then that demon and that sickness go away. Satan cannot cross the bloodline.
---Leslie on 11/29/08|
Sickness is the result of the Fall. Ever since then, nothing works right in the entire physical universe.
It could be argued that Satan is the ultimate cause of sickness because of this, but it's prideful to think you mean so much to him that he would want to make you sick.
---Jack on 11/28/08|
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No, Satan is NEVER the cause of sickness.
Sickness is caused by bacteria, viruses, prions (these are what cause Mad Cow disease), bad genetics, and bad living. The last is the only one that might possibly be considered caused by Satan, but that's just a cop-out--blaming Satan is just a way of getting out of blaming the true cause: oneself.
---Nancy on 11/28/07|
There was no sickness on earth before the fall of man and there won't be any sickness on earth after Jesus' return. What is the difference between these two periods of time and the period of time inbetween? Who is the ruler of the world? I will allow you three guesses and the first two don't count.
---Steveng on 10/1/07|
Many times believers think that something bad happens to an individual because of sin. Take for example the 3 miserable comforters that came to speak with Job. Even Christ's disciples asked Christ a similar question:
John 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
In verse 10 Christ tells them neither sinned.
Hope that helps.
---trey on 10/1/07|
Always? No. It's not biblical. Sometimes? Yes. When we are lead astray by his deceptions and we do something stupid that leads to sickness.
---denna7667 on 9/7/07|
Is satan always the cause of sickness?
---Frank on 9/3/07|
Depends if you are a Word of Faith koolaid drinker...they do not believe they are touched by the Fall...
---Justin on 9/3/07|
No! Sometimes we cause ourselves to be sick. Diet ect. On the other hand Satan can cause havoic. If I may add. This scandle in Washington, the latest one. I believe that we live in a SICK society. The MEDIA gets ahold of a story like this involving the comgressman in the men's bathroom, and they won't let go of it. And a glimpse of what I just saw on TV while they were discussing it is sickening. So graphic. SICK!
---catherine on 9/2/07|
Our fallen nature is the cause of our sicknesses.
We will suffer here on earth, that is a fact.
And we will die, as Jesus did.
And for us who believe as Jesus showed us...We will go to heaven as Jesus did!
This doesn't mean that God's will for us on earth is to be sick all the time. He does heal us physically, spiritually and mentally-sometimes He will not.
That never stops us from praying to Him for relief and healing.Only He can sustain us to get us through our problems.
---Lisa on 8/23/07|
There are personality problems which are NOT medical sicknesses, but the work of the devil.
So, it is very important to diagnose correctly so you know what the problem really is. Once we know the real nature of a problem, it can be simple to understand what the solution is.
IF there is a sin problem, it is good to know this > there are people who, in their denial, are going on a run-around, when they could be getting CURED in God's love > James 5:16.
---Bil_bila5659 on 8/23/07|
Jesus says, "'Peace I leave with you,
My peace I give to you,
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.'" (John 14:27)
So, if I give in to being troubled by cruel and dominating emotions . . . I am not obeying how Jesus says not to let my heart be troubled.
So it IS a sin problem...NOT a medical sickness.
Jesus Christ's peace gives us immunity ALMIGHTY against any troubling thing in us.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/23/07|
Genes don't decide if our hearts are troubled > our hearts are spiritual,
genes are merely physical.
"Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication,
let your requests be made known to God,
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts
through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/23/07|