Greetings Brethren:

We are grateful for another day among the living and dead on this side. However we declare that many have come to distort and attempt to use the Word of God and the Church. Sadly we see this in the multitude of Lost Devilish Preachers.

WE WILL CONTINUE OUR MESSAGES OF TRUTH. THUS, WE COME TO DENOUNCE ALL OF THE FALSE PROPHETS. BUT IF THE REMNANT AMONG THE LOST PREACHERS DO NOT SPEAK UP YOU WILL ALSO FOLLOW THE FOOLS OF THE PULPITS TO HELL.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal February 16, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY AND HEALING

THE MIRACLE OF HEALING

PART 97: DOCTORS, HEALING, THE MESSIAH NEW COVENANT/ NEW LAW

In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

Did the role of healers change when Jesus Christ walked the earth? Also did the role of doctors and healers further change with the ascension of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the New Covenant? What is most beneficial to medical historianís knowledge of prayer and healing or the historical development of healing?

During the 1st century Palestine had a variety of health care systems. Thus the early impact of Egyptian medicine, and Greek and Roman influences were evident. The Levitical health care system under the Old Law of the Hebrews was temporal. Often things temporal are flawed and in need of a permanent replacement.

Therefore, early Christianity in a way began a campaign of critiquing the Levitical Law regarding health care. The people that were chronically ill were restricted and rebuked under the Levitical Law. However, Jesus and his disciples made an effort to reach out to the chronically ill. This appeal was directly made to the lepers, the blind and the lame. (Matt. 10: 8, Mark 14:3).

Also, early Christianity began to re-classify the cause of illness and health problems. Previously illness had been noted as due to a violation of some aspect of the Covenant. So the move to Christianity by the Hebrew people most likely enhanced the delivery of health care and healing.

Christianity also extended an open door to all people, Jews and Gentiles. Now many people who could not afford the fees charged in previous times could now get healing. (Matt. 10: 8). For example there had been a previous tradition of traveling to a shrine in order to get healed. But Christianity with its emphasis on faith stated that travel to a shrine was not necessary (Matt. 8:8). Also Christianity declared that healing was not administered at a certain or specific time (Mark 3: 2-5).

However, many of the aspects of healing under the Levitical Law remained intact. For example the traditions surrounding miraculous healing (Acts 5: 16, 9: 34).

The health care systems at the rise of Christianity included a variety of options for the patients. However prayer (then and today) was the first. Although many healing specialists existed, many were not legitimate. Nonetheless the family was most likely the primary caretaker for the ill. (II Sam. 13: 5-6, Matt. 8: 14).

Meanwhile, medical technology was in an infant stage. Thus, simple problems at best were benefited. For example the life expectancy was limited to less than 40 years. This was mainly due to trauma caused by accidents. Stress and strife due to illness and accidents also were factors along with malnutrition and disease.

So as we look to the past we find the direct relationship of health care and healing with religion. Thus health care and healing historically have had a direct influence by the Creator as has all other things.

As we look at the transitions from the ancient world to the new and contemporary world, the revelations are still unfolding.

Cont. Part 98: Expanding the Physicians Role

 

 


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