THE BIBLE:
A TEXTBOOK FOR HEALTH

Anonymous

(Investigator 54, 1997 May)


The Bible has lots of health-promoting counsel.

This we expect from scriptures such as:

I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.
(John 10:10)

My son, be attentive to my words
For they are life to him who finds them,
and healing to all their flesh.
(Proverbs 4:20-22)

Consider an example. Kaye (1978) wrote: "If you have recognized how much you and others prize being understood, you will also have recognized how important it is for you to do your best to understand them."

Pennebaker & Susman (1988) wrote: "We have demonstrated that the disclosure of important personal events has physical and psychological benefits."

Compare:

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4)

Therefore confess you sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. (James 5:l6)

If you're interested in health issues and want to know how to maximise your chances of a long healthy life an essential reference is The Holy Bible.
 

References

Kaye, J 1978 May On Interpersonal Perception And Communication, The University of Adelaide Department of Psychology, p. 17.

Pennebaker, J W & Susman, R 1988 Disclosure of Traumas And Psychosomatic Processes, Social Science And Medicine, Volume 26, No.3, pp 327-332.


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