What does the Bible say about AIDS / HIV? Is AIDS / HIV a judgment from God?


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Fundamentally, all disease is a judgment from God. Adam and Eve did not know corruption of any kind before the Fall. When God pronounced judgment on Adam, death entered the world (Genesis 3:19; Rom...

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Open uri20160825 6966 rhyaou John Matthews Retired Professional Singer, Conductor and Seeker
The Bible says nothing concerning HIV/Aids specifically. To make a broad statement saying that all sickness is a curse from God, on all mankind, negates a loving concept of God and lumps everyone in one huge pot.

Galatians 6:7-8 Proverbs 7:2 and Proverbs 22:8 talk of the believer choosing the right path, not the whole of humankind. The relationship that Jesus has is personal one, not communal. I am not dependent on another person for my relationship with Jesus. 

To say that Jesus punishes or curses anyone with disease or disaster is ridiculous. Jesus punishes no one on earth; His kingdom is not here. Matthew 18:36 Jesus healed the sick, the lame, the dead; He didn't cause any of it.

I do believe that a person reaps what they sow. But punishment is not met out until each one stands before God to atone for their sins. 

To believe that the current deaths of countless children from a strain of flu that cannot be fought with medicine is a curse from God is beyond belief. Can anyone seriously believe in a god who meets judgment on his children with death? Not the Jesus I know.

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