Greetings Brethren,

There is Peace and Joy among the righteous. Thus, all situations and conditions are covered. The Spirit of God is within us and will never leave us nor forsake us. Hence we declare that we will stay with God.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal April 8, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.




In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

Research efforts regarding the link between medicine and religion have become a vital aspect of medical science. While the medical community continues to grow in this knowledge the religious community stamps a seal of approval on the new revelations.

Although the studies are not conclusive, they do suggest that those that have a spiritual experience in their lives deal with health issues better than those who do not. For the record we also note that spirituality is faced with two extremes, the comprehensible and the incomprehensible. While the believers follow faith and the unseen they also see. However, unbelievers cannot truly understand faith and the unseen. Thus, the comprehensible and the incomprehensible.

Meanwhile certain studies show that mental and physical disorders are reduced among the spiritual. Spiritual people also have a reduction in various diseases. Lower death rates among those with spiritual experiences are recorded even when lifestyle factors of smoking and drinking were included.

Medical research has also noted that the chemical make-up of one's body is the possible reason for these results. Interleukin-6 is a protein linked to various age-related diseases. However, people that are active in church services have lower levels of this protein.

Meanwhile a prominent question is asked by researchers, "Why does religion have such a positive impact on improving health?" One good reason is the "fellowship of the saints.” Thus the believers that gather as a church body in religious services weekly and during the week deal with sickness better than those that do not attend any church services.  Attendance in Sunday school and Bible study also impacts greatly on one's over-all health. 

We also declare that those that sincerely follow God and Christ and stay in prayer also benefit from the Spirit of God during times of illness. Therefore one can raise the question: “Is fellowship with God more impacting than fellowship among the saints”? Surely all believers know the answer to this question. But it is written that one can see God in solitude. Also support is found among fellow believers thus stress is often reduced. And stress if controlled reduces many ailments and works toward prevention.

Secondly spiritual people have better life-style habits. These habits are conducive to good health. Thus many religions encourage their congregations to eat right, exercise and abstain from smoking and drinking. It is also noted that religious people with fewer lift-style restrictions still live longer and have healthier lives.

The belief system of believers and the fact of positive thinking is also a great factor. Faith in God helps to reduce stress. For example man is human and has human failings however God is all knowing and will never fail you. Meanwhile this faith reduces anxiety, stress depression etc.

Therefore the Joy and Peace of God allows the believer to deal with any and all situations.

Another outstanding factor of religion that improves health is noted in prayer. Prayer is stress relief and a form of mediation. Mediation promotes relaxation and relaxation reduces stress and anxiety. Prayer also is a comfort to those who stand in need of help. Thus, prayer is hope realized among the believers.

Cont. Part 109: Medical Realities & Prayer



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