When Jesus was on earth he preformed many miracles, including healing the sick and raising the dead. He did it all for free, too!
Unfortunately, the miracles of modern medicine come with a big price tag. Lots of resources go into keeping people healthy. America is now trying to come up with a way to help as many people as possible gain access to these modern cures—with everyone chipping in. I’d like to share some insights.
Since I believe in an afterlife I am compelled to look at the challenge of helping people live long and healthy lives from a two-fold perspective. According to the scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, Jesus was occupied with spiritual rather than worldly healthcare. In other words, the New Testament miracles served to convey a more “profound” message than mere terrestrial wellness.
What could be more profound than healing disease and raising the dead? The answer is that Jesus’ cures included the greater miracle of healing sick souls and raising the dead for life in an eternal and heavenly kingdom. The Kingdom of Heaven is the abode that the Lord stressed was to be sought for.
This is a tough sell to make when people are suffering on the planetary plane or when one is faced with the possible loss of a loved one. Which means that I am actually challenged to look at healthcare from a third perspective. This third perspective is ME—my heart also has to be included into the equation.
The Lord said to love the neighbor. Heaven is a kingdom of mutual love. We are all on this earth to be of service to our community, our country, the world, and to GOD.
Because there is a real spiritual element within the topic of universal health, I know my heart is always being tested concerning the value of people other than myself. So I have to look at healthcare from the point of view of healing myself as I attempt to heal others. This means that the most beneficial healthcare plan should include a means by which we can transcend our biological selves and become spiritual beings. Otherwise, the best healthcare plan on earth will only prolong the inevitable.
But physical health does serve God’s purpose. The longer you keep people physically healthy, the more you increase their chances to become spiritually healthy. Physical health leads to brain health, and brain health can lead individuals to make the right life-choices and ultimately find God. So my personal health plan, so far, has been to contribute to various charities over the years and write articles and books on how to look after the soul.
Please share your thoughts on this most important topic. I will accept all viewpoints, whether atheistic or religious! Also visit http://www.provinggod.com