A Biblically Smart Answer to an Impertinently Stupid Question Part 1
May 16, 2007 117 Comments
I received this question that has been posted on http://esoriano.wordpress.com/ask-bro-eli/ and asked me to browse and answer to questions posted on http://godisimaginary.com/video10.htm. I would be very pleased to answer all the questions that the video’s author posted in this clip. The first question was: Why won’t God heal amputees? Well, this is my answer to that seemingly impertinent question.
To the author of www.godisimaginary.com,
You are asking an educated and an intelligent Christian. I presume that you are equally educated and intelligent, also. Based on your unfounded conclusion that God is imaginary, why did you presume or believe that the God of Christians is all powerful; and because he is all powerful, he must heal even the amputees. No educated and intelligent Christian amputee will ask the all powerful God to restore his amputated legs or limbs or any part of his body! If you are educated, even in the most elementary knowledge of science, you must know the entire anatomy and the processes in the human body. The human body has the power to heal itself through its immune system. It is the body’s main defense mechanism against all outside intruders. Even the food you eat is treated by the body as a foreign object; so the system digest it.
Before fire and the advent of cooking, we ate everything raw. All animals in nature eat raw foods. We are the only animal on the planet which cooks its food. Animals in nature don’t seem to have the extensive list of diseases that humans do, including obesity. Note: The consumption of cooked food causes digestive leukocytosis (sometimes spelled leucocytosis,) which is the sudden increase of white blood cells in the bloodstream after consuming cooked food. The presence of digestive leukocytosis suggests that consuming cooked food is foreign to the human body.
My immune system as a Christian dictates me that I must digest you; and this it how it goes.
The immune system is a delicately balanced, wonderful system that enables the body not only to avoid disease, but to heal itself if symptoms of illness arise. According to Arlene Taylor, Ph.D., director of Realizations, Inc., of Napa, California, “Eighty five percent of illnesses are believed to be within reach of the immune system. By our lifestyle choices, we can make its job easier or more difficult. Miracles can and do occur–but in general, if it heals, the body heals itself. Ideally, preventive strategies are our best bet.” (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0826/is_n5_v11/ai_17276605)
The human body can heal and replace diseased tissues of any particular organ; and that is known to science.
Most medicines given to aid the healing process either simply reduce discomfort or protect against further attack. The body has all the mechanisms to replace damaged cells or repair damaged body parts. There really aren’t any medicines that will effectively speed up or improve the process.
The human liver can regenerate itself.
The liver is among the few internal human organs capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25% of remaining liver can regenerate into a whole liver again. App. 67% of a liver can grow back in one week. This is predominantly due to the hepatocytes acting as unipotential stem cells (i.e. a single hepatocyte can divide into two hepatocyte daughter cells). There is also some evidence of bipotential stem cells, called oval cells, which can differentiate into either hepatocytes or cholangiocytes (cells that line the bile ducts). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver
The kidney has the potential to regenerate itself provided that the damage is not too severe and the kidney’s structure remains intact.
But one thing is scientifically sure, when a part of the body is amputated; there is no way that it can regenerate. This is known, even to the elementary students of medicine. Therefore, no educated and intelligent Christian will ask the Christian God who ordained everything in its proper place, for a miracle to restore the amputated part of his body. There are a lot of cases of legs to be amputated which were miraculously healed. These are documented in hospitals and laboratories throughout the world.
Four patients are presented, each of whom represents end stage occlusive peripheral arterial disease with gangrene of the involved extremity. These patients had exhausted all traditional forms of therapy and they had all been referred for surgical amputation. Instead of surgery, intravenous EDTA chelation therapy was instituted with complete success in each case. These gangrenous extremities all healed and were saved from amputation. Long-term follow-up, extending for more than a year, indicates that all four patients are continuing to do well, with their previously gangrenous extremities intact and pain free…Read more on: http://www.drcranton.com/chelation/study5.htm
Gangrene Cured by Strongly Oxidized Water
Announcer: “When diabetes becomes serious, a person’s feet can become severely infected. This condition is called gangrene. Tonight we will report on a case in which a man whose doctor determined that his foot would be amputated because of gangrene caused by diabetes was cured by strongly oxidized water.”
Reporter: “This patient was told that his foot had to be amputated due to a condition caused by diabetes. His toes were infected very badly and he was cured by soaking his foot in hyperoxidized water twice a day. At the same time, he drank more than five liters of alkaline water daily in about four months, his toes recovered, as you can see, and are normal just like those of a healthy person.”
Right: “Seven days after he was admitted to the hospital Left: “Four months after his discharge from the hospital showing healthy toes. http://www.ionizers.org/diabetes-water.html
I am not inventing an answer to defend my God. All you need is to search on medical journals, especially, regarding alternative medicine. It is your assignment, if you are intelligent enough, too.
A diseased liver, kidney, or heart has been miraculously healed throughout the history of medical science. God and nature ordained that the human person can live under God’s grace with amputated legs or arms until he comes to life everlasting. It was written in the Bible, 2000 years ago, in the very words of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 18:18) “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.”
(Matthew 5:29) “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”
I will repeat, God through nature ordain things in this life. The black person can not change his skin; neither a leopard can remove its spot (Jeremiah 13:23).
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.”
An enemy of God like you will not say anything good about the Christian God. That is but natural for you. A lion, by nature, will not protect a sheep in its den. It will devour it. Perhaps you a natural enemy of God?
(2 Peter 2:12) “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption…”
To my readers, imagine a person ascribing defamatory statements to the God who said:
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise.” (Ephesians 6:1-2)
“So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”(Ephesians 5:28)
Take care of your children and your family.
(1 Timothy 5:8) “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”
“…Thou shall love thy neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39)
Pay your dues to whomever it is due.
(Romans 13:7 ) “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”
(Deutoronomy 5:21) “Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”
(Exodus 20:14) “Thou shall not commit adultery.”
(Exodus 20:13) “Thou shall not kill.”
The God of all good characters and morals, being defamed by a bald headed man who understands nothing even himself. Would you believe such a man? Then, go to hell with him! I would rather believe in a God who understands my rights; my wife’s rights; my children’s rights; my neighbor’s rights, and understands my infirmities and weaknesses, (my weaknesses and infirmities testifies that he is greater than I am) to whom all praises and glory belongs forever. Amen.