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tigerlilly01

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Bible Verse for Today
« on: May 07, 2012, 04:14:13 am »
I am getting ready to go to the doctor for some tests and I am feeling anxious.   This is a verse that I find gives me comfort.



Psalm 103:2-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 

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Re: Bible Verse for Today
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 08:45:30 am »
I am getting ready to go to the doctor for some tests and I am feeling anxious.   This is a verse that I find gives me comfort.



Psalm 103:2-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 
Psalms 46:1 God is my refuge and strength a very present help in the time of trouble.

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Re: Bible Verse for Today
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 02:28:03 pm »
I am getting ready to go to the doctor for some tests and I am feeling anxious.   This is a verse that I find gives me comfort.

Psalm 103:2-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 

If you actually believed that such a 'deity' "... heals all your diseases ...", why go to the doctor at all?  The M.D. isn't "the lord" so, it gives you "comfort" to attribute what doctors can do to a hypothetical supernatural being?  Such hypocrisy seems rampant among many xtians.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: Bible Verse for Today
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 10:24:39 am »
I am getting ready to go to the doctor for some tests and I am feeling anxious.   This is a verse that I find gives me comfort.

Psalm 103:2-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 

If you actually believed that such a 'deity' "... heals all your diseases ...", why go to the doctor at all?  The M.D. isn't "the lord" so, it gives you "comfort" to attribute what doctors can do to a hypothetical supernatural being?  Such hypocrisy seems rampant among many xtians.
You know, even though you don't believe in God having power to heal, just looking at it from a nautral point of view: sometimes the body can heal itself better when you have the right frame of mind that is conducive to healing. So even from a natural point of view, having a comforting thought can help with the healing. So indirectly that bible verse, or prayer can help the process, even if the doctor is doing most of the work. (not that I'm trying to encourage your disbelief).

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Re: Bible Verse for Today
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 02:59:19 pm »
You know, even though you don't believe in God having power to heal, just looking at it from a nautral point of view: sometimes the body can heal itself better when you have the right frame of mind that is conducive to healing. So even from a natural point of view, having a comforting thought can help with the healing. So indirectly that bible verse, or prayer can help the process, even if the doctor is doing most of the work. (not that I'm trying to encourage your disbelief).

You're referring to the "placebo effect" inasmuch that a sugar pill, (if presented by medical personnel in such as way as to imply it would be beneficial to the patient), would be just as efficacious as intercessory magical evocations, ('prayer').  That, in turn, (along with numerous studies of the placebo effect), strongly suggests that the patient is affecting their own health condition and that attributing such to biblical verses,
prayers and supernatural entities instead of medical care is superfluous.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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