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Blindness

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I haven't put up any artwork lately so I decided to put up another comic based on false preaching.

Blindness is my comic on sickness and how some pastors will try to make you feel guilty that you got it and it's your own fault or someone elses. That somehow it's your fault for getting sick, getting a disability or for not getting healed. Or that Satan is behind all diseases. Maybe some like what he gave to Job (God gave permission), but not to everyone, like Paul had when he had his thorn in the flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7) and said God gave that to him to keep him under control. Some sickness does come from sin (1 Corinthains 11:29-30) but not every single kind of sickness.

Some of these pastors even go as far as to say taking medicine shows you have a lack of faith in God's healing.

Basically, these kinds of pastors say the most insensitive things one can say about someone going through sicknesses and disabilities.

Fred Price: "What makes you think the Holy Spirit wants to live inside of a physical body where the limbs and organs and the cells do not funtion right?"

Well theres the famous Australian Christian Nick Vujiicic who's born without limbs and yet God is using him to travel around the world to inspire people that they can do anything.

Those pastors who believe all sicknesses are your fault are blind!

For more info, read Christanity In Crisis 21st Century by Hank Hanegraaff.
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Minami-Kousaka's avatar
Minami-KousakaStudent General Artist
Have I been offended to that because I was quite Autistic?
knalleknuten's avatar
knalleknutenHobbyist General Artist
good one. Thank you for that!
dadona777's avatar
question:

I have Gender Identity Dysphoria, which is known to be a biologically-based "disorder." would you consider that to be a birth defect or a result of sin?
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure, I would have to look into it. But many people consider the diseases and disorders with people is because this is a sinful world, caused by Adam and Eve.
dadona777's avatar
that's what I believe

GID is actually a fancy name for transsexualism, and if I'm not mistaken, a lot of Christians still consider it to be a "choice"
InGodzHandz's avatar
InGodzHandzHobbyist Writer
This offends me because I have severe ADD/ADHD but God is working in me. I know it!
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CosmicGroundsProfessional Writer
Isn't it because we're a fallen creation?
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, pretty much.
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ZacharyTCHobbyist Writer
This comic hit a home run out the field! None of those so-called "pastors" who hate disabilities will catch that ball! (Pardon the metaphor)

You know, this inspired me to write a short story explaining the same topic: [link]
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! There are pastors that can heal though, and this guy I found recently looks like he heals authenticly in his videos. [link]
Artbardjr1's avatar
Well Said this Comic really hits home for me because i am a Christian who has Epilepsy. so thank you for saying in your comic and description all the things i would like to say, i really feel for that blind girl in this comic. and i start to disgrace the "Pastor" in the comic. Job Well Done!!!
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
DHBW's avatar
so true
florendo09's avatar
hey umm can you explain to me what it means hehehe please don't be mad i'm just asking
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
About part you want to understand?
florendo09's avatar
well all of it
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
Well it's kind of how some faith healers will say that those who are being healed, it depends more on their faith and not the faith of the preacher, who should have far more faith in healing I think. And that some preachers think we bring all sickness on ourself for some kind of sin we did.
florendo09's avatar
oh so it's the girl never did anything wrong interesting tell me more
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KaizokuShojoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen.
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BeshflorinHobbyist Traditional Artist
Man I could fav this a hundred times over. wait Fredrick KC Price Jr said that?...........was that out of context or is he just losing it? I used to be so impressed with his teachings back when I still had the Daystar channel.
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
Yep thats him. He said that on the "Is God Glorified Through Sickness?" tape which was recorded while attending in Los Angeles' Crenshaw Christian Center, but I choose the sentence that really stood out.

What he fully said:

How can you glorify God in your body, when it doesn't function right? How can you glorify God? How can He get glory when your body doesn't even work?....What makes you think the Holy Ghost wants to live inside a body where He can't see out through the windows and He can't hear with the ears? What makes you think the Holy Spirit wants to live inside of a physical body where the limbs and the organs and the cells do not function right?... And what makes you think He wants to live in a temple where He can't see out of the eyes and He can't walk with the feet, and He can't move with the hand? ....The only eyes that He has that are in the earth realm are the eyes that are in the body. If he can't see out of them then God's gonna be limted."

God can't be limited since he's all powerful and can do anything!
Beshflorin's avatar
BeshflorinHobbyist Traditional Artist
isn't there more?
Perhaps he meant that that it was never God's intention for sickness etc to exist, as we were designed as temples....
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ArtNGame215Professional Traditional Artist
I am not sure if theres more, I am taking the quote from the book, and the source of the quote is said it comes from that Christian Center recording. I think sickness was not meant to come on the world before Adam and Eve sinned. But I don't see a mention of Adam and Eve being mentioned. But even so, I don't like that Fredrick K.C. Price or anyone else saying that the handicapped/disabled can't be used by God and that they can't glorify him. I know of at least 2 people that go to my church that are in wheelchairs. I also remember seeing one pastor in a youtube video who has a "limp" leg.
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BeshflorinHobbyist Traditional Artist
agreed :handshake:
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