The prevention and cure of disease

We are not doomed to disease; we aren't helpless in the face of illness.

With rising health-care costs and job security front-burner issues right now, the last thing a person wants is to be confronted with a serious illness.

It is a source of comfort to many men and women that there is a way disease can be prevented. That way is through a deepening understanding of God, Spirit. The Bible speaks of God's all-power, and it tells of people through the ages who have proved His uplifting and protective care. One of the many passages in the Scriptures that convey the confidence inspired by spiritual understanding is this one from Psalms: "In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me."

To overcome fear of disease and prevent its occurrence does not mean ignoring disease but rather involves undermining its very foundation. Many people are doing this through applying the liberating and strengthening spiritual truths found in Christ Jesus' teachings. The Master understood fully the inseparability of man from God. He knew that man is God's child, spiritual, whole, and eternally safe in Him. Discerning something of our real being as God's spiritual image, and expressing the purity that characterizes that being, we can come to feel the assurance of God's care. We can prove for ourselves that true immunity from disease and abiding peace of mind are experienced to the degree that we are aware of God's omnipresence and perfect government of His creation.

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November 2, 1992

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