ARE ILLNESSES SUCH AS ALZHEIMERS FROM GOD? By Bob Prichard (part 2)

When the patriarch Job lost his possessions, his family, and his health (Job 1-2), his three “friends” all assumed that God was punishing Job for his great sins. Eliphaz told Job, “Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off? Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same. By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed” (Job 4:7-9). Continue reading “ARE ILLNESSES SUCH AS ALZHEIMERS FROM GOD? By Bob Prichard (part 2)”

ARE ILLNESSES SUCH AS ALZHEIMERS FROM GOD? By Bob Prichard (part 1)

“And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:1-2). The disciples expressed a common belief of that day that illness is often, if not always, punishment for sin. The disciples even considered that the man may have caused his own blindness by his sin in the womb! Jesus made it clear that the man’s illness had nothing to do with sin, or punishment from God, as He said, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him” (John 9:3). Jesus then went on to give the man his sight, and he ultimately worshiped Jesus as the Son of God. Continue reading “ARE ILLNESSES SUCH AS ALZHEIMERS FROM GOD? By Bob Prichard (part 1)”