Having faith in God does not mean that one should not take medication when he or she is sick. Anyone who does that is going too far in the exercise of his or her faith. Such is also a clear indication that the individual does not know what faith in God is.
There is nowhere in the Bible we read that if you have faith in God you cannot take any medication. One’s faith in God should enable him/her to believe that the medication will work. Today, there are some Christians who have fine-tuned the Bible to suit their personal and selfish theology and are thus causing serious problems in the household of God.
My question to anyone that refuses to go to the hospital for treatment but goes to a prayer house is: whom is he/she going to meet in that prayer house? The person offering that prayer is praying to whom? Why don’t you pray to that same God yourself? Prayer does not prevent you from taking medication.
There are examples from the Bible that encourage people to go to the hospital for treatment.
Refusing to go to the hospital for treatment is wrong. Our faith can carry us even to the hospital and still believe that God will use that medication to heal us and if in the end we do not get healed then that is God’s will for us. We may not understand but we believe Him.
Believing in God does not stop us from taking medicine and nobody should deceive us by playing God. Let’s be warned.
A pastor was diagnosed with Hypertension years ago but after finishing his one-month medications prescribed never went back to the doctors for a follow-up. He also suffered from undiagnosed Diabetes and High Cholesterol. Unfortunately,y about 5 years later he suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed and now unable to do ministry. He of course blamed it on an ‘attack from the enemy’. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case.
As a physician who has been a practicing born-again, devil-chasing, demon-rebuking, tongue-speaking Christian for over 25 years I have seen so many unnecessary debilitating outcomes that could have been prevented if simple treatments were initiated earlier. Unfortunately, when these dangerous spiritual positions are held by pastors, their poor congregations follow them as their spiritual leaders into dangerous situations.