Jesus said the sick needs a physician. Still yet, many Christians, especially some among the fundamentalist group who do not believe in medical science. And even if their circumstances forced them to see a doctor they never take the medication the doctor prescribed.
About two years ago, one of my favorite cousins and I talked length about the state of our health. I told her I took medication to stabilise my blood pressure. She looked at me with a funny face. Then she asked me if I wasn’t a Christian. According to her, Christians should never take medications. They should pray for God’s healing. Oddly enough, my cousin died a year later (may her soul rest in perpetual peace) from a condition for which she refused to take medication.
The Jehovah Witness faith is another group that practice a strange principle. When I was a boy a beloved gentleman who practised the faith from a nearby town got hurt in a motor vehicle accident. He lost a lot of blood, and a blood transfusion was necessary to keep him alive. But the family and the Church refused. The poor man died and left a wife and four kids to fend for themselves.
Fellow Christians, prayer does work, but sometimes you need a physician to tell what is going with your health. Do not allow religious principles and rituals to prevent you from doing what’s right for you and your family at a given moment. Let Jesus be your moral compass, and fashion your life after Him
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And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luke 9:23 King James Version (KJV)