I wrote an article where I pointed out Satan in Hebrew is not the devil taught in the evangelical church.
I just got this response from a person who called himself “lionheart”.
“Can you answer the question. Who is the author of sickness and disease??
Youre a typical lone ranger ministry without any accoubility you might as well well be totally new age based on your beliefs. You no different. Shocking”
We are now living in the 21st century. Yet we still have people who believe Satan is the originator of sicknesses and disease.
Now this is what is stated in the scriptures.
The Lord will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed.
Now do we read this literally and say that it is Lord who brought sickness into us?
As such if we do not read this literally with a 21st century mindset, do we read this with one?
Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”
So which is correct?
Does sickness comes from
God or Satan?
The obvious answer is neither.
You see similar use of both the word the Lord and Satan interchangeably here as well.
1 Chronicles 21:1
David Counts the Fighting Men
21:1-26pp — 2Sa 24:1-25
Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
Now if you pay attention to the marginal notes, it points to 2 Samuel 24.
Now this is what it says about the same event.
2 Samuel 24:1
David Enrolls the Fighting Men
24:1-17pp — 1Ch 21:1-17
Again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.”
Who asked David to take a census?
Satan or God?
Or is Satan God?
So you see, both verses are expressions of people of primitive mindsets. People who lived without the benefit of the knowledge we have today.
The word Satan in Chronicles actually refers to the people of Israel who went against David’s rule.
As such, they became the adversary to David. They became Satans to David.
People forget that the Bible is written centuries ago without the benefit of modern science.
When you read it, you have take into consideration the mindset of the people of that time.
They are figures of speech. We must understand this.
Otherwise you fill your mind with archaic thinking and fill your minds with demons and Satans.
Sicknesses do not come from beings which do not exist. They come from germs, synthetic foods, mutated genes and whole load of reasons.
If you seriously want an answer where sicknesses and disease come from, ask your doctors. Not pastor.