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Every day, we are sadly reminded that we live in a flawed world. And one of the most evident flaws is sickness.
As a Christian, I do not believe this is how God created this world. Now we do see much evidence of God’s amazing acts of creation. But I also believe that as humans turned from God and sought their own way, sin entered our world. And God’s perfect creation was inundated with the flaws you and I see and experience.
The more we know about things that cause disease, like bacteria and viruses, the more we realize that there was likely a very good reason for them being part of God’s creation. For example, we know the vast majority of bacteria are either harmless or helpful, and some are even necessary. There may be a similar case made for those mysterious bits of DNA known as viruses as we learn more about them.