Health and Healing
(The following are guidelines and suggestions not rules or laws)
Accidents donâ€™t just happen without a reason.â€”Especially not to Christians,
Godâ€™s children who love Him. For example, catching a cold: They are usually
either brought on through carelessness or simply because you didnâ€™t take the
necessary precautions to prevent them.
Most accidents do not just â€œhappenâ€� â€“ they are caused! If you avoid the
conditions that cause accidents, then youâ€™ll avoid most accidents. The rest, of
course, God has to do, because the Devil can attack you with illnesses and
accidents that are beyond your ability to avoid.
To stay away from trouble is the best way to prevent it, like the story told about
the drivers who applied for a job as a chauffeur for a rich man. He put them all
through a test, asking them to see how close they could drive to the edge of a
precarious cliff safely. So each of these expert drivers drove the limousine as
close to the edge as he could, very cleverly and skillfully and carefully without
falling over the edge. Finally as the last driver got in and, after staring up the
limousine, veered way over to the opposite side of the road from the precipice and
drove as far away from the edge as he possibly could. The rich man said, â€œYouâ€™ve
got the job! Thatâ€™s how to drive safely close to the edge!â€”Donâ€™t drive anywhere
How do you prevent accidents?â€”By making it impossible for them to happen, by
totally avoiding dangerous conditions or circumstances as much as possible!
Medicines, Doctors and Hospitals
Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, a noted American doctor from Chicago, wrote recently, â€œI
dearly wish that someday a drug would come onto the market which actually
cured the condition for which it was prescribed and which had no side effects or
adverse reactions. But unfortunately, as I learned long ago, when chemicals are
put into the body, their effects cannot be limited to merely the area for which they
are intended. A medication that acts on one system will usually affect other
systems as well, and while one disease condition may be cured by use of a drug,
another disease may be activated!â€�
â€œHospitals are the last place a person should go. You can pick up germs from the
sick people who frequent public hospitals, that you canâ€™t get anywhere else in
town!â€�â€”Dr. Robert Mendelsohn.
Most people these days have gotten so accustomed to taking medicines, pills
etc., that the whole idea of experimental chemical drugs seems perfectly â€œnaturalâ€�
and â€œnormalâ€� to them. But medicine can be regarded the same way as accidents:
The best way to avoid accidentally getting the wrong medicine or the wrong dose
of medicine that will hurt you is just donâ€™t take any!
The Lord is able to heal you from anything, if you have the faith to trust Him!
Godâ€™s healing is not only safer and surer, but itâ€™s also far less expensive. If you
need healing, please read our article â€œHealing In His Wings,â€� which can tell you
how to obtain Godâ€™s healing in your life!
Doctors do have a place when it comes to the mechanical things like fixing
broken bones etc. But when it comes to the chemical, experimental drugs, when
they honestly donâ€™t know what the trouble is, but are just trying one medicine
after another on you, then youâ€™re on dangerous ground, because they could do
more damage than good.
written by David Berg
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