Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Benish Dildar Masih, Pakistani, Evangelical Christians, Gluttony, Liberty University, Health
Counseling | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Masih, Benish Dildar, "The Biblical Teaching of Health among Pakistani Evangelical Pastors" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3076.
The purpose of this study is to counsel Pakistani evangelical pastors on the importance of the biblical teaching of health. Pakistani pastors do not consider healthy living as an important factor of Christian living, even though the Bible clearly preaches on living a physically healthy life. Because of the cultural expectations, personal hindrances, lack of biblical teaching on health issues in Pakistani seminaries, and several other obstacles, Pakistani pastors are not well equipped to guide the congregation about the biblical norm. Because Pakistani pastors deem health concerns as unimportant, they do not teach these truths to their congregation, which does nothing to assist them either physically, psychologically, or spiritually. Lack of knowledge regarding health-related issues keeps both the pastors and the congregational members unaware of God's plan for their lives concerning healthy living, causing them to miss out on His blessings. The researcher will communicate with the willing participants virtually, as an in-person study was not possible due to the pandemic (Covid-19), geographical, and time hindrances. This research will show that the researcher's hypothesis regarding the Pakistani pastor's lack of understanding of biblical, healthy living was supported by the findings.