- Dec 24, 2013
Are mental illnesses and other problems real or from the devil? For example, say a child is diagnosed with ADHD... real or not? Demonic?
That's why I was asking. Some people say these things are from the devil, but I don't believe all are. I think some could be, but that doesn't mean all are.Well they diagnosed my child with ADD. He loves Jesus...idk. I think Satan uses each persons weakness against them.
Here's maybe a thought provoking question. If human beings had never sinned, do you think there would be any type of illnesses? In heaven where there will be no satan or demons, do you think we will have any health issues?That's why I was asking. Some people say these things are from the devil, but I don't believe all are. I think some could be, but that doesn't mean all are.
No, I don't think there would be if humans had never sinned. We live in a fallen world. But, I still don't think it's all demonic.Here's maybe a thought provoking question. If human beings had never sinned, do you think there would be any type of illnesses? In heaven where there will be no satan or demons, do you think we will have any health issues?
Interesting. You believe if humans had never sinned, then there wouldn't be any illness. So in a nutshell or a pea pod , you are saying sin is the cause of all illnesses, right?No, I don't think there would be if humans had never sinned. We live in a fallen world. But, I still don't think it's all demonic.
Well, on the whole, I suppose... but children get illnesses all the time and I don't think it's because they have some spiritual problem. I hope I am making sense.Interesting. You believe if humans had never sinned, then there wouldn't be any illness. So in a nutshell or a pea pod , you are saying sin is the cause of all illnesses, right?
Yes, you are making sense What caused spiritual problems to begin with? What was the first sin? And what was the punishment of that sin? Why do we all have to die?
Like the cold and flu. We are human and we are all subject to catching it. We can use our faith at the first sign of flu and declare that we are healed and well in the name of Jesus but it still goes around and can affect anyone.
Keep thinking that.
Read Mark 4............ A little faith won't do anything and Jesus did not say have a little faith. He said plant that seed. Jesus always rebuked for having a little faith.What's interesting to me, is anytime the disciples couldn't do something, Jesus always associated it to their lack of faith. I find this interesting because I can't think of anyone in my life that had faith like the disciples. They gave up everything they had to follow Jesus. Even one of the disciples said let me bury my father first, and Jesus told him let the dead bury the dead. I never seen anyone give up so much to follow Christ, but he still said they had little faith throughout scripture.
So my question is, how much faith do we really have? These guys were casting out demons, and people were being healed. Jesus said to his disciples: "You of little faith. If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, then you could tell a mountain to move here from there." The little faith that they had, gave them so much power.
My dear Sweet Pea........ALL sickness comes from sin. Sin entered the world by one man.
Recently I was discussing a similar topic with few other friends.. When we pray for a certain thing (such as healing of a disease), how are we to pray? And more importantly, how are we to react at the outcome? We certainly have to pray with faith that Lord will heal the disease.. But the problem is, we are limiting the definition of victory to our desires.. But the ultimate victory is glorification of Lord.. My friend made a very interesting comment.. We look victory at a particular time point.. For example, a disease or a lost loved one and we think that as defeat.. But Lord's victory or promise should not be looked at a particular timepoint.. But God is timeless.. He is not bound by time.. So victory should be looked from eternity perspective.. And most often, we will never be able to look at it There could be things which might be permitted in our lives through which we are drawn closer to God.. That is victory.. Which we might never understand on this side of the life..Also, our kids were homeschooled for six years, and in that time, they didn't catch too many colds. I was warned if I sent them to public school, they would get sick a lot that first year until their immune systems adjusted. This has been true, but as the year goes on, they are getting less sick less often. Recently, our daughter caught a cold/stomach bug. Two days later, it was pretty much gone. This is a big difference between the almost two weeks that was common earlier in the year. I have been praying about it. God also gives us help for things like this. When I talked to the doctor, she told me to start giving them childrens vitamins that have extra vitamin C. I did, and it seems to be helping. We skipped a few days, and that was when dd caught the cold. Once I started giving them to them again, it was gone within the two days. So, God answers prayers in many ways and uses different things to do it.
People used to think sneezing was from demonic possession... that is where the saying Bless You came from. We now know this is not the case. I think it's better not to go too far with that thinking. Some illnesses can be from spiritual problems for sure, but to label every single one as that just isn't true. We live in a fallen world with germs. We might get sick, but we can trust God to heal us.
Be very careful Sweet Pea when you here some of the things said here. Identify where it is coming from and why.I'm not buying it. This Christian couple we know believed the same thing. Our oldest two had life-threatening food allergies and they were talking about how their daughter never got sick and it must be a spiritual problem. They said no one had been sick in a long time. A week or two later, apparently after forgetting this conversation, they casually mentioned how their daughter was sick. It seems like if this were a spiritual problem and they NEVER got sick, they would be really concerned at that point, but they were not (from what I could tell). People get sick. Our kids rarely got sic
A lot of these issues are thought to be caused by the increased risk of chemical usage, like pesticides and the hormones in our food. It is thought to cause a variety of problems from food allergies to ADHD. To blame the people who are affected by this is silly to me and quite egotistical.
I do believe God heals. I took our oldest two to a different church later and the elders of the church prayed for them. I had faith God would do it. It wasn't immediate, but God took care of the problem in different ways. Today, no more food allergies. Going from many life-threatening food allergies to none is not common. Thank you, Jesus!