As A Man Thinketh So Is He?
Thoughts are significant and can influence and affect reality, (i.e., one’s health, attitude, behavior, success or failure). Because the human body is itself an immune system genes are able to fix themselves. However, sometimes mutations can't be rectified, so disease is the result. Chemical compounds that modify or influence which genes are active and which proteins are produced in a particular cell is called the epigenome.
Within the church, there has been the misguided belief that sickness and disease is primarily a direct result of personal sins committed or that they are caused by a generational curse.
Every human being is born under the curse of sin. They are all individually responsible for their own actions. People are not victims of curses placed on them through no fault of their own, or by the wrong actions of previous generations. Their sins are their personal responsibility, not anyone else's!
The Born-Again Christian is no longer responsible for - or subject to - the sins of their father’s or the generational consequences of their family blood-line because:
“there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom 8:1-2 NIV).
The blood of Jesus has already broken every curse from a Christian’s life, or that may be in their bloodline. Because they are righteous in standing before God, they are redeemed from the "curse of the Law” (Gal 3:13-14 NIV).
During the 20th-century scientists came to believe that genetics plays a significant role in understanding the cause of human disease and that genes essentially control a person’s life, and therefore, they are just victims of their heredity genes.
Continuing research within the field known as ‘Environmental Health’ has begun to question whether genetic predisposition actually makes a person sick and that it could also include the interaction between genes and environmental exposure. Through research done by the Human Genome Project, genetic variability between individuals can be measured precisely.
The type and amount of environmental exposure to metals and solvents, biological agents such as toxins released from mold and bacteria, as well as lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity, are all considered factors in disease. It is also believed that social factors such as child abuse and maternal care may affect the epigenome and cause changes as well.
Science has long held a dogmatic belief in Newtonian physics which states that human beings live in a mechanical universe and the human body is a biological machine with parts that can be modified through drugs and therapies for optimal health. Quantum physics came along and revealed the flaws in Newtonian physics by showing that the invisible, immaterial realm is actually far more important than the material realm for optimal health and bio-equilibrium.
To be continued...
Excerpts from the books “The Physiology of Faith - Fearfully And Wonderfully Made To Live And Prosper In Health” and “The Quantum Love Of God - Exploring The Multi-Dimensional Mysteries Of The Universe” by Craig A. Nelson