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There are several misconceptions about God. Some misconceptions are shared by believers and unbelievers. These misconceptions can prevent a person from establishing or furthering relationship with God.

One of those misconceptions is sickness. There are people who believe that God causes us to get sick. If we did something wrong He’ll cause us to get sick or the sickness is teaching us a lesson. Let’s look at this realistically. Who would want to put their trust in and have a relationship with a person who makes them sick? No one. So why do some believe that a loving God, Who sent His Son to earth to be whipped so that we can be healed, would also make us sick? That’s a contradiction. If we really believe that God wants us sick, then why go to the doctor and take medicine? That would be fighting against God’s will.

Sickness is a byproduct of a fallen world. These attacks on our bodies are a result of sin in the earth. We’re living in a fallen imperfect world and sickness may come. For the believer, there’s hope. Our hope is in Jesus Christ. When we place our faith in the finished works of Jesus, we are guaranteed divine healing.

Just know, God doesn’t make us sick, but He made a way for us to receive healing from all sickness.

1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

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