If you consider yourself a religious person, boy, have I got good news for you! Recent research indicates that those who consider themselves religious tend to have lower blood pressure than the rest of the population, they are less likely to be obese, to have cancer, to be hospitalized, and they have a 29% greater chance to live longer! And religious people (it says) tend to have lower rates of depression, less suicide, greater sexual satisfaction in their marriage, and overall a greater sense of well-being. What do you know, Jesus was right when He said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness” and “Blessed are the pure in heart” (Matthew 5:6, 8). Lots of good news if you’re a religious person, and some very disturbing bad news.
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