That’s a good teaching! I heard a minister say once - when he heard them saying on the news that it’s flu season - he condemned/rebuked those words - and spoke words of truth - “There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.”
Twice this week started to experience symptoms of specific sickness/discomfort/etc....after a moment of complaining, came to my "spiritual senses" and declared The WORD of God for my health, healing and wholeness in what Jesus has already accomplished for us. Thanked God for that and went about my activities...remembered later on both days that the symptoms were gone.
Speaking of which, Jesus’ hand-washing parables in the gospels have always bothered me a bit.
First a disclaimer: I’m an Old Testament believer, and thus not Christian. However I believe that the US could not have been founded without Christianity, so I definitely pull for Christian witness.
That being said though, in those sections of scripture wherein Jesus and the Disciples refuse to wash their hands before eating, with Jesus saying what comes from the mouth defiles more than what goes in, does it not seem that Jesus, as himself by the New Testament God incarnate, would have known then of microbial contamination, much as he “knew” of life after death? Although he wouldn’t have been expected to utter it thus disrupting the flow of history, shouldn’t he have followed Jewish tradition anyway, and simply wash, in that it would become so important much later in time?
Again, no offense intended whatsoever. And I would be very enthused to read Christian responses to this question.