Some Christians are going into their churches in large numbers believing that God will keep them from getting sick. I think it would be useful to find out what Jesus would say about this.

In the fourth chapter of Matthew, the devil took Jesus to the pinnacle of the tempate in Jerusalem. He told Jesus to jump off because God would save him. No Christian would doubt that God could easily have saved Jesus from harm if he jumped. Rather than jumping and being saved, however, Jesus answered that one must not tempt God.

Just because God can keep people from getting sick does not mean God will keep them from getting sick or that people can force God to keep them from getting sick. It is not our place to tempt God.

Randy Debenham, Topeka