If you're sick, does that mean you don't have enough faith in God?
BY Jimmy Akin
| Posted 1/27/13 at 9:07 PM
According to some Christians, we shouldn't ever be sick. If we ever are sick, it represents a failure on our part.
We haven't had enough faith, they may say, for if we had perfect faith, God would heal us.
Some would see going to the doctor as a sign of bad or weak faith.
It would be nice if we could be healed, instantly, of any sickness or infirmity.
It would also be a great evangelization tool, if people saw Christians never got sick.
But the fact is that God allows sickness in our lives.
In fact, I've been sick for the last week with a bad cold, but I'm feeling better.
At least I'm feeling enough better to make this video, and I thought I'd to one about sickness.
Here are some biblical reasons why being sick does not indicate a lack of faith, and why it's okay to go to the doctor.
(Click here to watch the video on YouTube.)
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