Bible hygiene, or Health hints, by a physician [A. Rattray].

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byAlexander Rattray

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE BIBLE AS A HEALTH GUIDE. MAN, the cope-stone of creation, fashioned, according to the Bible narrative, in the image of his Maker, consists of a material body joined in a mysterious manner to an immaterial spirit. Of these two, the latter was originally unamenable to sin and endowed with immortality; while the former was exempt from disease, perhaps' free from that gradual decay of tissue and impairment of function that constitutes ageing, and also either immortal, like the soul, or so gifted that the latter was capable--either of its own accord or by God's fiat--of throwing the body off like an old garment, and passing--like Enoch and Elijah--painlessly, and without undergoing the distressing ordeal of disease and death, from this world into that of the future. This pleasant and happy arrangement, however, was soon marred by disobedience and consequent removal of Divine support. With this, the one lost its sin-repelling, and the other its disease-thwarting power; so that the one became liable to spiritual pollution and eternal death, and the other subject to physical ailments and temporal dissolution; the pristine rule of undeviating health thus became obsolete; while new laws, namely, those of disease, came into force. Unfortunately, for some mysterious though doubtless wise reason, our progenitors were not the only sufferers by this mishap, as their offspring inherited the curse and its sad results; so that all mankind, except certain privileged ones who were translated, and certain people like the Israelites who were made temporally and partially exempt from disease and death, save when they sinned (Deut. viii. 2-6), became not only subject to pain, sickness, and final dissolution, but also prone to certain well-known and too often sedu...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE BIBLE AS A HEALTH GUIDE. MAN, the cope-stone of creation, fashioned, according to the Bible narrative, in the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021744444X

ISBN - 13:9780217444446

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