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I put this article back up on the Home Page because I received the results of my colonoscopy this morning. The polyps Dr. Cox removed from my colon (8) were precancerous, which means they would have become cancerous probably within a year - that is Dr. Cox's prognosis. I also have my PCP to thank for staying after me to have the colonoscopy. The Lord was in all of this for He is for our bodies to be healthy and I praise Him for giving us the benefits of modern medicine.  

I Corinthians 6:13 NASB

13 Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.

Again I urge all my readers who are 50 years of age and over to have a colonoscopy. You owe it to your health and to the Holy Spirit who inhabits our bodies via the reborn spirit. 

Important Health News!

If you are age 50 and over it is very important that you have a colonoscopy given the fact that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 50,000 people will die from the disease in 2015.  

My Personal Care Physician has been after me for several years to have a colonoscopy particularly since my father had colon cancer although he did not die from it.  Yesterday, I had both an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. The colonoscopy revealed that I had 8 polyps scattered throughout my large intestines and if they had not been caught would have become cancerous. They were removed and sent to a lab for analysis. My gastroenterologist does not think they are cancerous, but said my procedure was "timely". Had I waited another year the diagnosis probably would have been much different.  The endoscopy also revealed that I have gastritis and esophagitis and two biopsies of my stomach and esophagus were taken. 

If you are a Christian our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and we are commanded to take care of His temple. The apostle Paul said that whatever we do in regard to food and drink, do ALL to the glory of God. I have to admit that I have not always been diligent in the matter of eating and drinking as many times I consume too much food and drink and don't eat the "right" foods. In addition, I am about 45 pounds overweight, which of itself can be "deadly".  My PCP has put me on a low-carb diet with an accountability program - I see him once a month for an update on my weight loss profile. He wants me to lose 50 pounds, which would take me down to about 195. I have not been at that weight since Marine Corps boot camp in 1966 and post Vietnam - 1968.  I know I would feel much better if I lost the 50 pounds and kept it off. 

Americans are becoming an obese society - to prove that just look around, even our children are carrying too much weight for their age. The apostle Paul condemned the Cretans for being gluttons. Wonder what he would say about us?  I think I know.

I urge all my readers who are 50 years of age and over to have a colonoscopy. The preparation the day before the procedure is not very pleasant as you have to do a cleansing program that last most of the day and into the night.  However, the procedure itself is painless and takes about 30 minutes. You are sedated the whole time and the new anesthesia's do not cause any post-procedure problems and you wake up quickly. 

God expects us to take care of our health and modern medicine is part of His healing process.  I have been both healed without medicine and with it.  Medical science has achieved some amazing and wonderful treatments for various illnesses. I was healed of chronic A-Fib in April 2013 by heart ablation surgery and have been two years A-Fib free (had my two-year checkup last week - actually won't be 2 years until April).  The best healing is by faith and faith alone, but few pay the price to walk in that kind of spirituality. I have experienced healing from serious illness by walking and living in the Word of God which greatly strengthen my faith.  However, we should still see our doctors and have annual physicals. What if I had waited another year to have the colonoscopy or didn't have one? The results could have been life-threatening.