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Should Christians Consult With Doctors and Take Medicine?

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I believe medical science is a gift from God. The skill that doctors have is, without question, a blessing that God has given us for our good. However, we must understand that all healing comes from God (see , ). Medicines can help, but they only speed up the natural process of healing. Ambroise Pare', the sixteenth-century father of modern surgery, often said, "I dressed his wounds; God healed him." I believe God heals through prayer, through rest and nutrition, through medicine, and through doctors. It is God's will that those who are sick be made whole, just as it is His desire that all might come to know Him. Regrettably, as long as people are as they are and the world is as it is, all will not come to know God and all will not be healed.

Excerpt taken from Answers to 200 of Life's Most Probing Questions, Copyright 1984 by Pat Robertson. 

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Dr. Robertson served as the founder and chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN); co-founder, chancellor, and chief executive officer of Regent University; founder of Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation (OB); founder and president of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ); co-founder and chairman of International Family Entertainment, Inc.; and a leading force behind several other influential organizations and broadcast entities. His greatest treasure in life was knowing Jesus Christ and having the privilege of proclaiming Him and His power to others