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 NOMAD/CEC/SEP06/GPH1 interwoven intricately.

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PNEUMA

SOMA

PSYCHE

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SPIRITUAL HEALTH: FREEDOM FROM THE PENALTY & POWER OF SIN

PNEUMA

MENTAL HEALTH: BODILY HEALTH: FREEDOM FROM NEUROSES, FREEDOM FROM PSYCHOSES & PLAIN ILLNESS BOREDOM AND PAIN
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SOMA

PSYCHE

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 bodies. NOMAD/CEC/SEP06/GPH1 9

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. NOMAD/CEC/SEP06/GPH1 10 – – –

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 & NOMAD/CEC/SEP06/GPH1 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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