Author Topic: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?  (Read 10542 times)

zararina

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2011, 01:51:26 PM »
I do agree that there are people designed by God to be healers like the Doctors. They are blessed with ability, courage and knowledge on how to help sick person and cure them. They should have bought their children in the hospital.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2011, 07:41:50 PM »
I believe that prayer should be part of the healing process but it should not be used as the only method for healing. Look at it this way. The Ultimate (God, goddess, etc...whatever your belief looks at the ultimate life force as) gave doctors the tools, knowledge, and abilities to help their fellow man. Even though the medicine they give is technological and the medicines have chemicals they are still derived from what the Universe and what God has bestowed on them to use. God is still a part of it and prayer helps but utilize the knowledge that God gave to these people as well.

God opens several doors for us in times of need. It is our own view of the people and world around us that closes those doors. If the doctor can help then thank God for that in the next prayer, pray that the treatment they have will help, and allow medicine to do what it can.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2011, 08:00:25 PM »
No, not in the way that it was used by the parents of these children.  I do believe that you should have faith in your doctor, so finding one with the same beliefs as you is your best bet.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2011, 10:55:57 PM »
I would have to agree with that. I think finding a doctor that, at the very least, understands your beliefs is the best bet. That leads to more understanding and in some cases avoids issues of the doctor performing a procedure your religion strictly is against. I think a solid mix of prayer and trusting your doctors knowledge is the best option. I do not think that faith should prevent one from going to the doctor. Not at all.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2012, 04:14:17 PM »
What I do is when I feel something that isn't right with my body, I go to the doctor and find out what it is.  With the information that the doctor gives me, I use it as a stepping stone to heal myself.  To heal myself I make the decision to take or not to take the medication that the doctor prescribes me.  If I take the medication, I can start healing myself from the inside out.  If I decide not to take the medication, I still heal myself from the inside out.  For example, my doctor had diagnosed me with mild arthritis in my lower back.  He told me to start taking a strong medication to help with the pain.  I took one of those pills and yes it did help the pain but I knew that I would not be happy if I had to take these all the time.  So I figured out why I had the arthritis and worked on my attitude towards myself.  This was about 6 years ago.  I no longer have arthritis in my back because I took my time and figured out why I had it in the first place.  I believe that all diseases are from our own beliefs.  If we change the beliefs that are harming us, we will heal our bodies of awful diseases and pain.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2012, 03:35:58 AM »
Hi,
as long as it doesn't affect someone else that one is responsible for, one doesn't have to consult a doctor. That's up to the person him/herself. But, when there is a child involved, or someone else that one is responsible for, like an older parent, or someone else, then one should consult with a doctor when a medical need arises.
One's own beliefs are only good for oneself, never for someone else.
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