Inherited Disorders Pages 103-104

Inherited Disorders
Pages 103-104
Have you ever been
made fun of?
because of how you
what you could or could
not do?
Inherited Disorders
an abnormal
passed on through
Inherited Disorder Examples
some handicaps
From Life Science Textbook
page 113
You may think something is abnormal
or a handicap; the Bible clearly
teaches that God makes people the
way He wants them to be. Even when
a baby is still in his mother’s womb,
God controls the baby’s development
(Ps. 139:13-16; Jer. 1:5). In Exodus
4:11 God speaks to Moses
From Life Science Textbook
page 113
about his speech problem and asks,
“Who hath made man’s mouth? Or
who maketh the dumb [speechless], or
deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have
not I the Lord?” A person who is
handicapped is not simply the victim
of an accident; his condition is part
of God’s perfect will for his life.
Psalms 139:13-14 KJV
“For thou hast possessed my
reins: thou hast covered me in
my mother’s womb. I will praise
thee; for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made: marvelous
are thy works…”
Psalms 139:14 “fearfully”
To stand in awe of
Reverence, honor, respect
Psalms 139:13-14
New Century Version
“You made my whole being; you
formed me in my mother’s body.
I praise you because you made
me in an amazing and
wonderful way.”
Why does God allow
a person to be born
with an inherited
For a Christian “all things work
together for good” (Rom. 8:28).
Handicaps provide opportunities
for God to work in a person’s
life, as He provides grace and
Satan will try to use these things
to destroy you – to defeat God’s
purpose and plan for your life.
Remember Joseph’s life? Gen.
50:20 says, “But as for you, ye
thought evil against me; but
God meant it unto good …”
While Christ was on earth, His
disciples asked Him if a certain
man’s blindness was caused by
the man’s sin or the sins of his
parents. Jesus replied that the
man was born blind so “that
the works of God should be
made manifest in him”
(John 9:3).
2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
“My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly will I
rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest
upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV
“Therefore I take pleasure in
infirmities, in reproaches, in
necessities, in persecutions, in
distresses for Christ’s sake: for
when I am weak, then am I
Our lives are to
bring glory to
You should not look on
inherited disorders or
other handicaps as God’s
punishment of a person.
Nor should you make
fun of someone’s
To do so is both cruel
and dangerous. It is
cruel because it
ridicules something the
person cannot control.
It is dangerous
because it
mocks God’s
Matthew 18:6 KJV
“But whoso shall offend one of
these little ones which believe in
me, it were better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his
neck, and that he were drowned
in the depth of the sea.”
To put a stumbling block or
impediment in the way, upon
which another may trip and
To cause a person to begin to
Christians are to be a godly
influence on each person they
meet. To the unsaved, we are to
be a testimony that may lead
them to Christ. To fellow
Christians, we are to be a help
and an encouragement. We
cannot be a testimony or an
encouragement if we are unkind.