Is faith more important than medicine?
When illness or disease develops, many rely on doctors and medicine for a cure; others rely on their faith. What do we do?
Future illness in our religion is caused by God’s guidance. Is God trying to show us our future by placing these illness or disorders on our bodies? When we reflect on our illness and remove the evils (greed, arrogance and self love) from our minds, these disorders are returned to God. Without these evils in our minds, our future will be joyous (law of causality). Let us look at a couple of verses:
Though there should be nothing called illness in human beings, there is no one who knows this. Verse 9-10
Because of my desire to have you know this, Little by little, I began doctors and medicine for weeding and fertilizing. Verse 9-11.
Weed refers to the evils in our minds (greed, arrogance, and self love). Weeding is a process of removing these evils from our mind. Weeding may also refer to our special prayer (joyous service) of asking God to remove these evils from our hearts. Fertilizing refers to the process of placing true sincerity in our hearts. With the attainment of true sincerity, we believe that all mankind was created by God to live a joyous life. By this process of both weeding and fertilizing, God will help sweep evil from our minds. With the elimination of evil, illness will disappear, and the world will become joyous. This is the process of using faith in curing illness.
Did God create doctors and medicine to cure illness? Doctors remove the causes (weed) of illness by utilizing medicine (fertilizer) to remove illness from our bodies. Instead of prayer, doctors and medicine are used to eliminate illness and disorders from our bodies. But the question arises, should we put more faith in doctors or in our prayers? The answer appears in verse 9-11 that God has created doctors and medicine to enhance our faith that illness and disorders should not exist. The advancement of medicine is dependent on our spiritual advancement, and the knowledge that all mankind was created by God to live a joyous life. Yes, both prayer and medicine are important. Both were created by God to help sweep the evils in our hearts! Remove greed, arrogance, and self love from your hearts!
“Evil sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”