....they will one day be judged [IMHO]. Unless SFred and his supporters are willing to provide valid proof of their academic credentials in the areas they calim to be experts in, then I see their words as just that: WORDS [the kind that has no meaningful value, or substance to any of us who happen to listen and care about their opinions]. I doubt that God would be so harsh in regard to what the decaying process of sin has done to His creation. The evolution of sin, is bringing mankind more physical and mental disorders/diseases than the world knew when it began. It is my opinion that just as sin corrupts and decays the soul, it is also guilty of corrupting the mortal composition of the body and mind, as the body continues to decay before our eyes. It is my belief that we are witnessing a definite decaying or breakdown of the physical body from all the diseases and disorders that people are either born with, or diagnosed with later in their life. Even in Jesus's day, there were physical problems like blind people, deaf people, invalid people, lepers, etc. If I remember correctly, Jesus was compassionate towards those who were suffering. This breakdown in the physical composition of the body is resulting in chronic physical disease, disabilities, and mental [yes, I said "mental"] disorders. In Jesus day, He healed the sick, the blind and even raised the dead. However, not while He walked this earth not everyone had the benefit of His compassion and healing touch, so those afflicted with, and by the complications of sin, in this world were blessed that God provided doctors and medications to treat these afflictions; allowing more and more of His children to live out a meaningful life without a great deal of suffering and pain. And by living out a life under medical treatment, I mean living to lift Him up through their witness and work for the Kingdom. While I clearly don't believe that "God made junk!" I believe that His creation had reaped the over all, longlasting effect of sin on and in it. Medicine is one way for God to interject His presence in blocking the natural progression of sin in creation. Sin is in fact, eating away at everything from the soul to the flesh. Just as we are a product of the sin of Adam, we are also experiencing the results that sin has had upon the flesh over time. Just as the flesh decays in death, there is a certain amount of decay goin on in the DNA passed down to those born, and the result is sickness. It can't be helped. However, through God's emissaries [doctors, pharmacists, psychiatrists] it can be slowed down, and HiIs people can enjoy life with His personal intervention. The small mindedness of those who see it as their call in life to judge those who are less fortunate then them, are spiritually lacking in the vision that God has us assistance through medicine in order to put an end to persoanl suffering and affliction, as we wait for our time to rejoin Him in glory! :type: AS I SAID IN ANOTHER POST....I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR GOD'S GIFT OF MEDICINE, AS IT HAS ALLOWED ME TO LIVE A PRODUCTIVE LIFE!!!