Will There Ever Be a Cure for All Diseases?
We continue our study from a newspaper clipping in the Tampa Tribune that asked, "What question would you ask God if you could talk to him?" The survey's second most asked question was: 2) "Will there ever be a cure for all diseases?"
The Word of God makes no promise of a disease-free world. In fact, we learn from the Word of God that man brought sin and suffering into this world (Genesis 3) and since then, man has continued to sin (Romans 3:23; I John 1:8-10). Disease, sickness, pain and death remains in this world as long as sinful man is on this earth. Moses wrote concerning the connection between sin and disease, "If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book...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" (Deuteronomy 28:58, 60-61).
Notice what the apostle John said, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4). The "former things" are the tears, death, sorrow, crying and pain which are all a part of this life here on earth. When this life is "passed away", heaven will be a place that is disease free!
Why will heaven be disease free? "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life" (Revelation 21:27). There will be no sin in heaven! If there is no sin in heaven, there will be no suffering, pain or disease.
Someone may ask, "But what about Job? Did Job commit some sin and thus suffered sickness, sorrow, and pain?" Job was afflicted with sickness, sorrow, pain and even death in his family, yet, "In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly" (Job 1:22). Job was not suffering because of any sin that he had committed, but rather suffered by the hand of the prince of this world, the devil. Sin and suffering were long before Job's time entered into this world.
We may get sick or suffer pain from some disease as a result of someone else's sin. An example of this might be someone that gets a blood transfusion and then gets AIDS. However, many do suffer sickness, pain and death because of their own sins - such as drug user. As long as man lives on the face of the earth, he will sin against God and disease, suffering and pain will be a part of this life. Only in heaven do we have hope of no more disease, suffering or pain. How beautiful heaven must be!