The Gospels – The Gospel According to John
The healing at the pool
John 5:13-14 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. (14) Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you.”
Contrary to conventional concepts about the nature of various diseases and even hereditary diseases, they occur solely as a result of our not following the Will of God. Jesus proves this with this statement. Hereditary diseases or whatever diseases that we suffer are as a result of something that we had put into Creation and are now paying for with this disease. This man that Jesus spoke to was crippled because of some heavy karma which resulted in him being paralysed and Jesus having healed him advised him not to repeat the same mistake which might even lead to something worse happening to him. This goes to prove that his condition was brought on by himself through some guilt or the other.
This man had received grace from the Son of God and he was now to conduct himself in such a way as to prove himself worthy of this grace. If he backslided and reverted to his former evil ways then he would have proven himself unworthy of this grace and will not be helped in future if something else happened to him. He will even be able to attract a greater guilt upon himself for not adhering to the Word of God Who had given him such grace.
The onus is on this man to adjust himself strictly to the Word of God. The same applies today as it did then. Those of us who had been helped by God out of some distress would do well to keep our promises to Him. If we fail to do this, then we will fall even deeper and the help of God will not be extended to us anymore.
It is time to realize that whatever happens to us can only be as a result of our faults and our not adhering to the Laws of God. It is not some genetic mishap. We are attracted to parents through the Law of Reciprocal Action who carry these diseases within themselves. There can be no injustice in Creation. Through having these conditions we are perhaps forced to ponder the reason for it and change for the better.