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Does any relationship exist between sin and disease?

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None whatsoever. That is a myth from the ancient world, back before people understood what caused disease. They assumed that disease must be the result of ill behavior, demons, or even bad air.

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No.

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none at all

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Actually sometimes. For instance certain sins can cause disease: like if you sleep around you can get STD.

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The act of sleeping with people doesn't give you an STD- the bacteria and viruses give you the STD.
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I said it could. I didn't say it does.
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No, irresponsible choices and unprotected sexual activity cause STIs.
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No, it can't. "Sin" doesn't cause disease in any way. The act of sleeping with a person does not give you a disease. The bacteria gives you the disease.
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yes its possible. sick mind/sick body

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No, there is no relationship between them. Sin is simply a name for any action you take that would be considered evil or immoral or against the god of a certain religion. Diseases on the other hand are the cause of bacteria, which are living organisms. In fact, because diseases are simply organisms reproducing and trying to survive by infecting a host and using it, diseases are one of the most natural things in the world.

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Isaiah 33:24 says: “And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.” The Byington translation reads: “…the people that lives in it has its guilt pardoned.” King James: “…the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity”. This verse harmonizes with the Genesis account which relates that the first human couple chose to ignore a divine command and thereby sinned. This course brought upon them and their descendants the condemnation of death (Romans 5:12). God purposed for humans to live forever free of disease (Genesis 1:26-28, 31). When God completed his creative works He declared the results “very good” (verse 31). It met His supreme standards of excellence. It was perfect. If Adam and Eve had been obedient they and all their descendants would have lived forever. Jesus also connects sin with sickness and that forgiveness of sins is related to the gaining of health (Mark 2:1-12). During Christs millenial reign, death will be eliminated (1 Corinthians 15:25,26) which will eliminate sickness and pain (Revelation 21:4). Please visit JW.ORG, under “About Us” for a brief heartwarming video “Why study the Bible?”

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Yes. It is really pretty obvious. The Bible warns of it and reality proves it.

Just one example. The Bible says that pre-marital and extra-marital sex is sin.

Think of the STD propagated by ignoring that one piece of advice from the Designer of our bodies. Think of the pain that has occurred, even death, the ruined lives, the inability to bear children, the abortions, the relationships broken, not to mention the financial hardship and ruin; and the impact on the rest of the culture, the economy, etc.

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The bible, as usual, is wrong about that topic as with almost every other topic
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As usual, just a scornful attack with no logic or rational debate.
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The Bible has never been proved wrong...have you ever read it?
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Something occurred to me that needs to be made clear.

Some religious people believe that a person is sick because they have committed some specific sin. That is very dangerous and unBiblical.

We cannot make a direct correlation between a person's sickness and sin in terms of cause and effect. Anyone can have cancer regardless of their morality or faith.

Even some faith-based Christian teachers have strayed to imply such a teaching.


While God certainly can and has brought sickness upon a person because of their sin or rebellion, this is not a general cause/effect principle.

I certainly hope that was not the intention of the questioner; or my answer would have qualified the distinction.
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if guilt racks your body, you could possibly become ill.

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No. If there was I would have died a long time ago.

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Since death in humans is generally associated with disease or the aging process, and death is the result of Adam and Eve's sin, it leads to the belief that disease comes along with sin.

Here are three examples in the Bible:
In Leviticus 14:2, 19 we find that in the Mosaic Law concerning sacrifices for sin included atonement for those who had leprosy.

In Matthew 9:2-7 we see how Jesus linked illness with sin, when curing a man from paralysis he said to him: "Your sins are forgiven".

During Christ’s reign, sin along with its accompaniments pain, suffering, and death will be eliminated, as mentioned in Revelation 21:4.

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200004132?q=sin+disease&p=par

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