The Bible Answers Short Questions From Our Readers
Plain Truth Magazine
October 1964
Volume: Vol XXIX, No.10
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The Bible Answers Short Questions From Our Readers
Plain Truth Staff  

"Why are so many people sick today despite medical knowledge? Are we indeed suffering the diseases of Egypt (Deut. 28:60) that God promised would come upon those who disobeyed His laws?"
B.E., Norwood Park, Illinois

   Scientists have recently been shocked to discover proof that the very same diseases which plagued ancient Egypt are still widespread today! Many people, even doctors, have assumed today's diseases developed only in our modern world!
   Think this over: People today are still disobeying God's law just as they did in ancient Egypt. As a result they are suffering the inevitable physical punishment for physical sins - painful illnesses, mental agony, even death.
   Notice God's warning in Deut. 28:58-62. "If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY God; then the Lord will make thy plagues... of long continuance, and sore sicknesses.... Moreover he will bring upon thee all the DISEASES OF EGYPT, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. And ye shall be left few ill number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God."
   God means what He says! Because people will not obey God, He will deal with them as He dealt with ancient Egypt!
   In Anthropology Today, edited by Sol Tax, author Edwin H. Ackerknecht discusses the numerous and varied diseases of Egypt. They are ALL COMMON TODAY! The Egyptians suffered from malformations such as dwarfism, and birth defects such as clubfoot. Their Pharaohs were smitten with poliomyelitis. Many were hunchbacks, their backs bent in the grip of spinal tuberculosis.
   The Egyptians suffered from arthritis, tumors, some undoubtedly cancerous, and heart disease-arteriosclerosis. Many died of pneumonia. They had pleurisy, kidney abscesses and kidney stones. They had cirrrosis of the liver, chronic appendicitis, gall stones and malaria!
   All of these diseases are common today! People afflicted by them crowd our hospitals and clinics. What most people don't realize is that IT'S NOT NATURAL TO BE SICK! SICKNESS IS THE RESULT OF SIN! (If you have not already received our free article, "The Seven Laws of Radiant Health," write for it immediately')
   God promises: "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee" (Ex. 15:26).
   But God's promises are CONDITIONAL - they depend on YOUR OBEDIENCE TO HIS LAWS! (Write for our free booklet "Does God Heal Today?") God deals faithfully with those that obey, him. His promises are equally sure today as they were in the days of Moses. God doesn't change! (Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8.)

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Plain Truth MagazineOctober 1964Vol XXIX, No.10