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Sin Does Not Cause All Sicknesses

Key Verse

“Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” (John 5:14)

Text — John 5:6-14


Does sin alone cause sickness? No. While Gehazi, the young lad that served Prophet Elisha, became leprous because of sin, Elisha’s sickness had nothing to do with sin. A man sick of palsy was brought to Jesus by his friends for healing. Before healing him, Jesus first dealt with the root cause of his affliction (Mark 2:1-5). He forgave him his sin.

The message of the Lord Jesus in the text is that sin is the major cause of sicknesses in the world. Ignorance, carelessness, lack of hygienic living, malnutrition, etc., also cause sicknesses. However, living in sin is an invitation to sicknesses. Incurable diseases like HIV/AIDS, venereal diseases and demonic afflictions have been mostly linked to the sin of immorality. A child of God that goes into lusting, masturbation or fornication will suffer affliction from the devil. For this reason, Jesus warned the delivered young man to stay away from sin lest he suffered the worse. Are you into boy-friend and girl-friend relationship? Are you indulging in secret sin? Repent now! Otherwise, the enemy will afflict you with sicknesses.


Sin is the major cause of sicknesses


Stay away from sin.

Prayer for today

Lord, deliver me from all sins.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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