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GOD’S PERSPECTIVE OF

HEALTH : I

By
Dr.M.Anthony David, MD
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WHAT IS HEALTH?
• A dynamic state of well being in
an person’s
–Physical
–Psychological
–Spiritual
–Social
Dimensions where, the person has a
purpose to live for.

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IS GOD CONCERNED ABOUT
HUMAN HEALTH?
• He has detailed a lot of
principles in His Word about
good health.
• These principles deal with how
we need to relate to the
external environment.
• They help us to have good
health and “… None of those
diseases”
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THE CREATOR’S DESIGN
• God, OUR Creator, designed us
to live in perfect health.
• Adam and Eve were created and
lived without any pain or
disease.
• They would not see death also.
• But due to Genesis Chap 3, the
Fall of man, sin and sickness
entered mankind.
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THE CREATOR GOD’S DESIRE

“If you listen carefully to the voice of


the Lord your God and do what is
right in his eyes, if you pay attention
to his commands and keep all his
decrees, I will not bring on you
any of these diseases I brought on
the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who
heals you.”
- Yahweh Rapah
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THE REDEEMER’S
DESIGN
• John 10:10:
• “…I have come that you might
have life, abundant Life.”
• His perspective is a holistic
one.
• As He is our Creator &
Redeemer, he knows us
through and through.
• So he knows that we are
Soma, Psyche & Pneuma: all
interwoven intricately.
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PNEUMA

PSYCHE
SOMA

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SPIRITUAL HEALTH:
FREEDOM FROM THE
PENALTY & POWER OF SIN

PNEUMA

PSYCHE
SOMA
MENTAL HEALTH:
BODILY HEALTH: FREEDOM FROM NEUROSES,
FREEDOM FROM PSYCHOSES & PLAIN
ILLNESS BOREDOM
AND PAIN
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SOMA: BODILY HEALTH
• Myths:
– Body is essentially evil.
– We need to curb the body, the flesh.
– We should practice ascetism:
sanyasam!
• Truths:
– The body was created by God.
– It is the temple of the Holy God
– The Holy Spirit God dwells in our
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PSYCHE: MENTAL HEALTH
• Myths:
– Mental ill health is God’s curse on us.
– Mentally ill are ALL Demon possessed
– They need to be chained or restrained
always.
– Marriage can cure them.
• Truths:
– Mental illness also can have an organic
cause.
– It can be treated by Counselling or
Psychotherapy
– Various drugs are available to treat
mental illnesses.
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PNEUMA: SPIRITUAL HEALTH

•Myths:
– Spirit is the most
important dimension of
our self.
– Spiritual “salvation” is
enough for health.
– Spiritual healing somehow
brings about Psychic &
Somatic healing ALWAYS.
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PNEUMA: SPIRITUAL HEALTH

• Truths:
– Spirit is an important dimension
of the persona
– Spiritual healing is important but
the other two dimensions also
need healing.
– Jesus himself heals the body &
then the spirit of the man born
blind. (John Chapter 9)

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WHOLISTIC HEALTH
• ALL THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF
THE PERSONA NEED TO BE SEEN
AS ONE.
• A PERSON ON THE WHOLE NEEDS
HEALTH OR HEALING
• GOD LOVES ALL MEN AND
WOMEN: ALL THREE OF THEIR
DIMENSIONS!
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PERVERSION OF HEALTH:
SICKNESS
• GOD WANTED (and WANTS)
PERFECT & HOLISTIC HEALTH
FOR MAN.
• SIN, SICKNESS & DEATH WERE
NOT IN HIS DESIGN FOR
MANKIND
• SATAN MADE MAN FALL.
• THROUGH THE FALL SATAN
BROUGHT IN SIN, SICKNESS &
DEATH INTO MANKIND.
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QUESTIONS, ANYONE?

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CONCLUSION
• GOD WANTS MEN AND WOMEN TO
ENJOY WHOLE HEALTH.
• HE SENT HIS SON TO DIE ON THE
CROSS TO REDEEM US FROM
SPIRITUAL ILL HEALTH
• HE PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES IN
NATURE AND THROUGH SCIENCE
FOR US TO GET PHYSICAL & MENTAL
HEALING
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DO CALL OR EMAIL ME…

Dr.M.Anthony David MD
Cell: 98482 49763
Email: antdavsku@gmail.com
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