? Is sickness God’s punishment?
A. And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was born blind form his birth and his disciples asked him saying, who did sin this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered neither hath this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. (John 9:1-3).
The disciples question, reveals the mentality of the day toward those who were sick, folks often though illness was God’s punishment and therefore to cure a sufferer would be displeasing to God. Jesus had God’s mind on this issue, and replied, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents” (v3a) Secondly Jesus replied, “I must work the works of him that sent me.” (v3b) Sickness is not the works of God, healing is the works of God. Sickness is not God’s punishment and healing is God’s will for you.
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