Christian Biblical Narratives in relation to the reality of sickness and disease

Christian Biblical Narratives in relation to the reality of sickness and disease

The four biblical narratives describe the nature of God and reality in relation to the reality of sickness and disease. The Christian biblical narratives include the following; creation, which states that God created a human being in his image and the earth where a man was going to thrive in. The earth was under Gods control, where everything worked according to his will where every creature was going to live forever.

The fall explains how mankind disobeyed God. Adam and Eve did not abide by the rules which were set by God in the garden of Eden; hence, since then, all humans are sinners by birth. Redemption states how mankind was saved from the bondage of sin through the son God Jesus Christ who was crucified. God showed mercy to the world by allowing his begotten son to die on behalf of mankind. Jesus rose on the third day and rose to heaven but promised to come again. Restoration explains the plans of God where He is going to judge the living and the dead as per how they lived on earth. He plans to eradicate sin for the earth completely (McGrath., 2019).

Before one can seek comfort and hope they have to understand and appreciate the biblical view of sin which explains that illnesses are as a result of sin because, through sin, mankind has fallen short of glory (Campbell., 2017). However, redemption restores hope. God sent Jesus to die on the cross for the sake of mankind because of their sins, and through this, they are freed from the earthly wrath. According to the scriptures, the blood of Jesus is symbolic in redemption, and through his suffering, mankind is healed from any illness.


Campbell, C. S. (2017). Religion and moral meaning in bioethics. In Ethics and Medical Decision-Making (pp. 75-81). Routledge.

McGrath, A. E. (2019). Christian theology: An introduction. John Wiley & Sons.

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