May a Christian go to a doctor?
By "doctor" we
do not mean those doctors in the African community who use divining bones to diagnose an illness. A Christian must not go to them. This is because by throwing the bones, they ask the spirits to show them, through the position of the bones, who is responsible for the sickness of the patient. This practice is strictly prohibited by God (Leviticus 19:31; Leviticus 20:6; Isaiah 8:19-20).
who are experts in the use of herbs (herbalists) and who do not use divining bones in diagnosis, and doctors who studied medicine at universities may be visited by Christians because the Lord can heal a sick person by the scientific knowledge he gave them. That is why people who say a Christian must not go to a doctor are wrong. God heals people:
1. By a direct touch of His healing power in answer to prayer - James 5:14.
2. By using medicine or other methods of medical science - 2 Kings 20:7; Jeremiah 8:21-22; Jeremiah 46:11; Luke 10:34. The Lord Jesus himself once used clay on the eyes of a blind man - John 9:6-7.
Remember that the original substances used in modern medicine were
also created by God. He even uses science of modern times in His service to help man in his sicknesses. Therefore, go to your doctor when you are ill. Perhaps God wants to heal you by or through him. If you refuse to go, you try to limit God in his method of healing, and you surely must not try to do that. But always remember that it is God who heals, with or without medicine (Psalm 103:3; Psalm 147:3; Acts 9:34). Trust in Him, not in medicine.