As I thought more on the topic(s) of my post today, I thought that some additional thoughts might be helpful to those Christians who want to see answers.
A GENERATION LOOKING FOR SIGNS. We live in an age where American Christians are more anxious for signs of being divinely rescued than whether they are living holy lives approved by God. The churches are spending vast sums on their properties, even taking out loans w/ balloon payments, expecting that it will continue to work out. They are looking at the short term & neglecting the long term in several ways, in particular how the new young generation are being dealt with. The churches are finding entertaining ways to keep the young people busy to keep them coming to church, while neglecting to build overcoming spiritual skills into them. This is due in part to their rapture mentality. When difficulties come, and the churches can’t pay their overhead property expenses, & the older generation that is paying for things dies off, & the younger generation flakes off due to immaturity to overcome spiritual problems, then it is obvious many of these churches will close their doors. Perhaps missionaries from more spiritual areas of the world can bring a revival to America. (If it be Your will, grant us this help.) As I said earlier, there are answers—not the worldly quick fixes that the churches look for—but the answers that God has for us. These will be by the Spirit, not by the so-called worldly “prophets” with their revelations. God does speak to His loved ones on the Sonship level, & provides them understanding line upon line. It is a spiritually organic process between a Father and His collective adopted sons, who are willing to recognize His still small voice, rather than the flashy “signs” of the worldly church.
CANCER. I used cancer as an example of how God has provided us with solutions which are being neglected. Further along this line, I would call attention to some research. There is a book “The China Study” based upon 20 yrs. of medical-nutritional studies in China. A trilogy of authors wrote the book. The conclusion of all this research is that cancer is caused and can be stopped by diet. I quote a wiki report on the book: “The China Study examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products (including dairy) and chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer. The authors conclude that people who eat a whole-food, plant-based/vegan diet—avoiding all animal products, including beef, pork, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese and milk, and reducing their intake of processed foods and refined carbohydrates—will escape, reduce or reverse the development of numerous diseases.” This is certainly “food for thought”. Another idea for us to consider in dealing w/ cancer is cesium chloride therapy, which is a natural alternative cure. One more set of concepts to consider is the role the pancreas & its enzymes play in fighting cancer. Trypsin is one of the important pancreatic enzymes that has been supplemented w/ cancer victims that has helped. On the flip side…there are some cultures like the Maasai in Africa, and the Eskimos who eat a high intake of animal protein & don’t have our rates of modern diseases like cancer…. So there is certainly a vast set of factors involved in getting cancer, but obviously our modern processed food, our modern diet & the toxins in our environment & food are seriously contributing to the cancer problem. Again, if we look to the age-old wisdom, the diet given by God would help us.