Chapter 12 - Forgiveness, Its Relation to Healing and to the State of the Departed in the Other World - p.269
Sin, Disease and Death
If we have now grasped some conception of forgiveness as one of the essential qualities of the All-creating Spirit, it will throw some light on several occasions when Jesus accompanied his miracles of healing with the words "Thy sins are forgiven".
There must have been some intimate connection between the forgiveness and the healing, and though the exact nature of this connection may be beyond our present perception, involving relations of cause and effect too deep for our imperfect powers of analysis, still we can see in a general way that it is in accordance with the teaching of the Bible on the subject.
The Bible is a book about man in his relation to God, and it therefore starts with certain fundamental statements regarding this relation. These are to the effect that death, and consequently disease and decrepitude, are not laws of man's innermost being.