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To: RFEngineer; One Name

I think what he meant to get across was not to place your faith totally in medicine and doctors (in man and man’s intelligence alone). God’s healing can work through a good doctor’s diagnosis and treatment ability, the medicines and herbs that are given with care. Just don’t believe that that’s ALL you need for healing, or that God isn’t the one behind the healing. He can work through the medicine, He can work through prayer, He can work through other people, or if He chooses, He can work directly on a person. We don’t know all the ways and reasons why He heals one person one way, and another person, a different way, and a third person, who is not physically healed. There are reasons.

Besides the Apostle Luke was a physician and there was no rebuke of his profession by Christ.

Sometimes whatever is going on to the sick person isn’t the main thing God is trying to accomplish. i.e. Perhaps the sickness of one patient and their recovery is something that gets a doctor or nurse on the path to receiving Christ. Perhaps someone who is weak in faith, praying for another person, has their faith strengthened by the ordeal. Perhaps through the sickness itself the sick person comes to Christ. There are always reasons, we are not privy to all of them.


48 posted on 08/11/2010 8:49:58 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Sometimes people just get sick and go to a doctor for medicine to relieve their suffering. If God objects to that, He hasn’t made it known.


49 posted on 08/11/2010 9:13:13 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Secret Agent Man

I accept and appreciate your read... My brand of insanity downplays modern medicine. If its your time to go, they can’t save you. If it’s not, they can’t kill you.

I would not begrudge my family members from seeking treatment. I pay for health insurance.

I myself have not seen a physician for many years. 10 years ago I had to see one because I had to have a chest xray because I had been exposed to TB at a prison years before.

I did participate in a health screening recently. My cholesterol and triglyceride readings were off the chart in positive directions.

My faith is in God. Place yours where you will. There is therefore now no condemnation of those in Christ Jesus. Maranatha!


56 posted on 08/12/2010 8:45:32 PM PDT by One Name
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