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This kind of stuff ticks me off so bad because it gives Christians everywhere a bad name. The fool claims to be a "full gospel Christian" (whatever that is), yet COMPLETELY ignores that the apostle Paul had some type of infirmity that he prayed to have removed, yet God did not do so. The gospel also says that just because you want something and because you have faith that it will be granted. In fact, it says the OPPOSITE, i.e. that being a Christian WILL NOT stave off the bad things in life.
1 posted on 07/27/2009 6:35:51 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If God had wanted us to become faith healers he would not have given us the brains to become doctors. Prayer helps. I think he would appreciate a little effort on our part. You know, like using the “Talent on loan from God”. By the by that means you’ll be giving it back.


2 posted on 07/27/2009 6:39:44 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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What is wrong with these people? Where do they get ideas like this? I can’t imagine they just arrive at it themselves after serious study of the Bible.


4 posted on 07/27/2009 6:50:14 AM PDT by Arguendo
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Any reputable faith healer prays for you and sends you to a doctor. I was told that the doctor may be the healing vehicle that God uses. People like this man are idiots.


5 posted on 07/27/2009 6:58:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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The First Amendment gives us freedom to express our faith. This can be reflected in how we live our lives and how we raise our children. When the courts step in and say "You're doing it wrong", then we have to ask ourselves if the mandatory use of modern medicine (as dictated by secular courts) ought to take precedence over our vision on how we want to live in relation to God.

In a free society there can be more than one answer to this question. In our current society, there is only one answer: Call the doctor, do what he says, or face the wrath of the government.

7 posted on 07/27/2009 7:24:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I don't believe anything anyone says about anything anymore.)
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As terrible as this is, the ‘cure’ of a Big Government being able to force these parents to take their children to a doctor is a hundred million times worse.

One only has to look at the lessons of the twentieth century to see what a ‘compassionate’ Big Government means.


8 posted on 07/27/2009 7:25:28 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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While I agree this man may have taken his belief in prayer healing too far as his child died, we have to be careful in balancing the rights of our families to make decisions on the care of our children with the power of the state to intervene to protect an individual’s (the child) rights.

Government, the state, will always grow its powers to the detriment of the citizens if we do not resist this trend and draw lines based on our original Constitution’s limitation of government powers. Be careful when the state uses an worse case fact situation (this man’s mistaken beliefs) to set laws in place that will deprive all of us of of a freedom. The freedom here is practice of religion, but it applies to all our freedoms.

Here the child could have been saved had another adult, such as the mother, relative or neighbor, acted to ask law enforcement and the court to intervene and review whether the child should have been medically treated. There are child protection laws in Wisconsin in place that will allow that to happen.


9 posted on 07/27/2009 7:44:38 AM PDT by RicocheT
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