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4And this is the message: “Those who are evils will not survive, but those who are righteous will live because they are faithful to God”. Is the word “evils” found in Habakkuk 2:4 relevant to superbugs, HIV/AIDS and lust or ‘oral sex’ behaviors of the present generation? Or is it all about scientific knowledge that matters when talking about illnesses?
Also, is there any relationship between diseases and the words of God? This has to be clarified because when infectious diseases and their treatments are discussed, ordinarily, people are inclined to associate them only with medical science, as these diseases are scientifically known to be caused by pathogens, e.g virus, bacteria and fungus.
The remedy in mind is thus more on controlling or mitigating or eliminating these pathogens with antibiotics, anti-viral or anti-fungal medications, respectively.
Also, in terms of prevention, less likely that people would consider the scriptural warnings on misbehavior and more specifically, less likely to believe that God’s ‘curse’ is a factor in the development or pathogenesis of a disease. In fine, majority would not associate illness to violation of God’s words. (more…)