Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-20-2015

School

School of Health Sciences

Major

Biology: Biomedical Sciences

Keywords

History of Old and New Testament, God does not have a Split Personality, The Current Status of Sickness, Paul's Thorn in the Flesh, Why everyone is not healed, Laws of Faith

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Biblical Studies | Christianity | History of Christianity | Other Life Sciences | Other Medical Sciences | Other Public Health | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

Originally, God never put sickness on people. After the fall, the early history of man as recorded in the Bible further demonstrates Him refraining to use sickness. However, once the law was instituted God began to use sickness as a punishment. In the Old Testament, sickness was always defined as a curse and never a blessing. It was used by God to curse people for disobeying the law. In the New Testament, God was seen healing the multitudes instead of cursing them. Through the atonement of Jesus, believers have been redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). Healing has been provided with the forgiveness of sins. There are numerous reasons why people still are not healed but it is not God’s Will for them to remain ill.