For God is NOT the author of disorder but of peace.
~ 1 Corinthians 14:33
The Word of God defines ALL sickness, disease, and disorders (e.g. autism spectrum DISORDER) as a curse (Deu. 28) and satanic captivity (Acts 10:38; Luke 13:16).
And remember when we agree with God and define things HIS way that puts us in opposition to the world’s way of defining and seeing things…
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it,” (Matthew 7:13-14).
I choose to define autism spectrum disorder (ASD) God’s way: oppression of the devil and captivity. Of course that will offend those who’ve chosen to redefine ASD and instead exalt THEIR definition above His.
Jesus healed the deaf, yet many deaf people today would be offended by Him, God Himself, regarding this truth, and would reject His healing from deafness for themselves. One’s free will to reject or accept His gifts permits this and doesn’t lessen His love for him or her. But if they are saved and make it to heaven, I believe they will have instant revelation of deafness and everything the enemy stole from them because of it.
As followers of Christ, our job is not to be concerned with offending people when sharing His truth. People can either accept His healing for themselves or reject what He did for them and take disorder as their very identities.
But I am so thankful Jesus paid for healing from all manner of sickness and disease and disorder, including autism spectrum DISORDER.
If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend it, Autism Healed: One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Sons
Description from Amazon: “Deborah, a mother of two young boys with autism, is heartbroken, perplexed and exhausted. Through the pages of her diary, we feel her gut wrenching agony as she helplessly watches her family disintegrate under the ruthless oppression of autism, as it cruelly invades every facet of her children’s lives, their minds, bodies, senses and emotions. Refusing to make peace with the diagnosis, and in a place of unutterable despair, Deborah has an encounter with God, which ignites a fire of hope in her heart. Armed with the revelation that God has already provided healing for her sons, Deborah shares their journey, culminating in the inexpressible joy of complete healing and restoration.”