Diseases are caused by sin.
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"For example, in a 1772 sermon entitled "The Dangerous and Sinful Practice of Inoculation", the English theologian Reverend Edmund Massey argued that diseases are sent by God to punish sin and that any attempt to prevent smallpox via inoculation is a "diabolical operation".[10"
I Con will attempt to argue that disease is not caused by sin.
Pro will argue that disease is caused by sin.
Thanks in advance.
Stick to religion no science allowed that includes anything related to the scientific method. This includes Louis Pasteur's germ theory and Darwin's theory of evolution. Remember these are scienfic theories and cannot be used in this debate.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6)
There's an entire book called Why Christians get Sick. Having to do with breaking God's natural laws as opposed to spiritual laws.
Yes, but there is very spiritual Christians getting sick. A friend of the family a nun, died of cancer. I don't think it was because of any unconfessed sin. There is also many examples of very faithful followers becoming sick with terrible diseases that modern science has labeled heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. Yet, if we exclude science there must be a religious reason for these diseases.
Corinthians 6:19-20: "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."
1 Corinthians 3:17 "16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. 18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise."
Genesis 6:3 "His days shall be an hundred and twenty years" (Gen. 6:3)
I conclude that disease is not caused by sin as long as one if faithful. Instead disease is caused by failure to honor God with our bodies. Thanks for reading.
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