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1502. The man of the Old Testament lives his sickness in the presence of God. It is before God that he laments his illness, and it is of God, Master of life and death, that he implores healing.98Illness becomes a way to conversion; God’s forgiveness initiates the healing.99It is the experience of Israel that illness is mysteriously linked to sin and evil, and that faithfulness to God according to his law restores life: “For I am the Lord, your healer.”100The prophet intuits that suffering can also have a redemptive meaning for the sins of others.101Finally Isaiah announces that God will usher in a time for Zion when he will pardon every offense and heal every illness.102

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

552. How can adoration be defined?

201. Why does the Church have the power to forgive sins?

147. What does the word Church mean?

5. How can we speak about God?

251. How is Christian initiation brought about?

35. What are the most important symbols of the faith?

326. What is the effect of episcopal ordination?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What can we learn about divine wrath and protection of the righteous from the book of Nahum?

How can faith influence Christian behavior according to 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12?

What is the role of church leaders according to Ephesians 4:11-12?

Why did God judge the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and what can we learn from this, according to Genesis 18:16-33 and 19:1-29?

What is the church’s role in promoting reconciliation according to Philemon 1:6?

How can we flee the appearances of evil, as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:22?

What is the importance of gratitude in the Christian life, according to the first letter to Timothy?