The Bible is full of references to disease and disability — more than 350 verses in 40 of the 66 books.
Some references to disability are metaphors for something else. For example, Paul writes to the Corinthians:
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
“Blinded the minds” is obviously pointing to something other than a lack of physical sight. This is a devastating blindness. Are we stunned by this? Paul is not just playing with words to get people’s attention. He is talking about a literal blindness far worse than not bein…