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Healthful Living, Page 60

Chapter 14—Causes of Disease

Predisposing Causes

248. Satan is the originator of disease.... There is a divinely appointed connection between sin and disease.... Sin and disease bear to each other the relationship of cause and effect.—Testimonies for the Church 5:443.

249. Disease never comes without a cause. The way is first prepared, and disease invited by disregarding the laws of health.—How to Live, 70.

250. Sickness is caused by violating the laws of health.—Testimonies for the Church 3:164.

251. The majority of diseases which the human family have been and are still suffering under, have been created by ignorance of their own organic law.—The Health Reformer, October 1, 1866.


252. Through disease transmitted to them from their parents, and an erroneous education in youth, they have imbibed wrong habits, injuring the constitution, affecting the brain, causing the moral organs to become diseased, and making it impossible for them to think and act rationally upon all points.—The Review and Herald, March 11, 1880.

253. Many are suffering in consequence of the transgressions of their parents; they cannot be

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