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ARE ILLNESSES SUCH AS ALZHEIMERS FROM GOD?

“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