Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Great Physician

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physician, pastor, prayer, disease, healing, sin, christian, humanity, palsy

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


When God made man, He used the humblest material and made a supreme creature. Great artists have dipped their brushes into pigments and have painted upon canvas figures that seemed to live. God took the dust of the ground and made of it a body that really lived. And when the Creator had breathed into this body's nostrils the breath of life, man became a living soul. This man's body was fearfully and wonderfully made, perfect in its form and consummate in its functions. Man was possessed of health from head to foot, in mind and body. There was no inherited susceptibility to disease; there were no weak organs open to the attack of germs; there were no nervous disorders to wreck the happiness of man's life.


Biblical Studies

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars