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Why does James associate physical illness to sin? [migrated]

We read in James 5:14-16 (NIV); 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in ...
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Do Christian Scientists believe that COVID-19 really is a virus?

Christian Scientists deny the Germ Theory, right? If so, how do they explain COVID-19?
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How should we react facing a disease? Should we fight against a disease? I mean, to seek for healthcare. Do diseases have a purpose? [closed]

I wonder How should we react facing a disease? Should we fight against a disease? I mean, to seek for healthcare.(Our body already do that) Do diseases have a purpose? Albert Einstein refused to get ...
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How did the early 20th century Pentecostals interpret healing or its absence during the 1918 Influenza pandemic?

Azusa Street Revival was just concluded in 1915 and the Assemblies of God denomination was just founded in 1914 when a few years later the 1918 Influenza pandemic hit which lasted to the summer of ...
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Did God create the coronavirus? [closed]

If so, why? If not, why? If he didn’t create it, didn’t he at least know it would happen since he knows everything? Did he allow it to happen anyway? What reasons do we have to know this? Mention any ...
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

Christians have lived through many major plagues, epidemics, and pandemics over the past two thousand years. Some of the most severe pandemics were the Plague of Justinian and the Black Death, both of ...
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What did Catholics do to ease the time and maintain hope during historical pestilences such as the Black Plague?

What did Catholics (and other Christians, if applicable) do to ease the time of historical pestilences such as the Black Plague (1347 to 1351), especially in quarantine areas? I can imagine that ...
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Could "COVID-19" be the name of the beast? (Rev 13:18) [closed]

Greetings to the Community. I come seeking advice from those who currently have much more knowledge about theology than probably I will ever have. Yesterday morning I did this with pencil and paper: C ...
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Are there scriptures that deal with refraining from procreating for the benefit of mankind to eliminate hereditary disease? [closed]

Certain diseases gets passed through generations. One could argue the various references to generational curses where health problems are passed between generations could be linked to this. Are there ...
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In the history of the Catholic Church, has the Sunday obligation to go to Mass ever been dispensed of due to some serious communicable disease?

Has the Sunday obligation to go to Mass ever been dispensed of due to some serious communcable disease? I am interested in knowing if Rome (the pope) ever permitted the faithful to refrain from going ...
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In the Latin Catholic Church, would clerics administer the last rites if the sick person's illness is contagious and deadly?

In the Latin Catholic Church, would clerics administer the last rites if the sick person's illness is contagious and deadly? Diseases can be deadly and can spread by water, air, and/or bodily fluids. ...
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Did the Jews think it was immoral to have leprosy?

He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately the leprosy left him. He commanded him to tell no one, “But go your way, and show yourself to the priest, ...
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