Concordia Theological Monthly

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sick, tuberculosis, pastor, physician, visitation, christian, pulmonary, sickness, judgment

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Visitation of the sick is one of the most important duties of an institutional missionary. While on earth, Jesus, the Physician, had compassion on the sick and freed them from their ailments, not only physically but also spiritually. Jesus is no longer visibly with us, no longer performing miracles of healing, and sickness is still causing untold agony and misery in the world. It is very sad indeed to see so much pain and suffering, principally in our large hospitals. As long as we are living in a sinful world, there will also be pain, suffering, and, finally, death. There is no period in the life of man when he is so much in need of spiritual comfort and consolation as in the days of sickness and in his dying hour. At such trying times man is more willing to hear and accept the Word of God than in the days of health and prosperity.


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Laity; Ministers; Scholars