Sickness and death are inevitable to human being. Sickness is due to wear and tear effect of the human body and no one is spared from this. Death is circumstance or occurence that is destined. Everybody passes this way.
IS SICKNESS OR DEATH A KARMIC EFFECT?
First what is Karma (Sanskrit) Kamma (Pali)?
It is a word originated from Vedic system of religion known as Hinduism which is the conception of cause and effect which also applies to science. Therefore it is science per se. And as we all know (if we believe) that science and faith (not really religion) are two opposing principle, idea, law, theory, notion or dogma.
Karma says that human being is bound and governed by his action. And so therefore what you do affects you. It is also applies in generations of deeds. Thus, what you did in the past affects your present and future. Thus if can be meant that human rules himself.
If that is the case, then it is comparable to to say that it is close enough to the GOLDEN RULE OF GOD. But does it conforms, agrees, corresponds, or consistent to the perceived chance of FAITH, FATE, DESTINY, GOD'S WORKINGS?
If human is so responsible for all the things that is happening in his life, in his action, in his mind, in his spirit, then where God is?
Where do you put God?
I believe in God and all His works and not work alone.
For me sickness is His language of love that can only be spoken by Him alone. I am not to understand it neither to comprehend its meaning.
Sickness in human standpoint is nothing but an abuse of one's body. A wear and tear like clothe, that is due to get ruined or get old especially when often used. But in all of this, God's hands are at work. I will not deny Him the praises and thansgiving that He let me experience - His love.
A PROFOUND OR A SUPERNATURAL UNDERSTANDING OF GOD'S LOVE THROUGH SICKNESS AND TRIBULATION.
God's love is not only express in good things that we have or He gives that produce happiness. It is mostly fulfilled when there is pain and suffering that bring overwhelming joy, inner peace, and deeper love for God in return. And the unquenchable thirst for to know Him more and more each day.
God conveys His enormous love to people as His beloved creation, through many different factors which we experience through our journey in life. If we only know how to recognize them.And sickness or tribulation is one thing that is God's way of telling us that He loves us.
WHAT IS DEATH?
As we all know, it s the cessation of all the biological functions that sustains all living organisms including plants and animals, and most of all human being.
Death is but a normal and natural termination of life that happens to all that has life and not a punishment of God. To true Christian who anticipated it with joy, it is calling out to home.
Death comes in various instances. It can be in a surprice incident or a long-awaited event. But the bottom line is - it comes. We either embrace it or hate it. We either fear it or wait for it with joy. We either like it or dislike it. But it is there to haunt us day or night. It is like our shadow. It is already with us even when we are born. Death is our twin. We cannot deny its existence. Just like God, we are bound to love Him and adore Him in SICKNESS, in HEALTH, and in our DYING MOMENTS.
Then my question is, IS SICKNESS OR DEATH KARMIC EFFECT?
Is Sickness or Death a punishment from God?
I believe that God is love. Then if He is love, then there is no room for hate in His heart. (Jh. 3:16) If God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son... so not to punish men anymore, then we believe in Christ death?
It is fulfilled that we return to God's love.
As I have said, God's love is express in many other ways. And one of them is sickness or death.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE GOD, A LOVING OR A PUNISHING GOD?
I want to see Him as a loving father and God, than a demanding, tyrannical, and hitting back God.
It is up to you now what do you want to see God.
Thank you for reading and God bless!