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Between the Gods of Western Medicine and Eastern Mysticism | Part 2 – Clair Zimmerman

Session #9 on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bro. Clair Zimmerman of Lititz, PA

If we’re not sure about something, we always have the avenue of prayer, crying out to God. I’ve heard it said different times already, even if there is a particular medicine we’re asked to take…. You know, we ask the Lord to bless and sanctify our food, why wouldn’t we do that with medicines as well.

Between the Gods of Western Medicine and Eastern Mysticism – Clair Zimmerman

Session #5 on Friday, March 11, 2011

Bro. Clair Zimmerman of Lititz, PA

Short history of medicine: Patient comes in to the doctor and says, “Doctor, I have an earache.” In 2000 BC, the doctor says, “Here, eat this root.” In 1000 AD, the doctor says, “The root is heathen, say this prayer.” In 1850, the doctor says, “The prayer is superstition, drink this potion.” In 1940, the doctor says, “The potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.” In 1985, the doctor says, “The pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.” In 2000, the doctor says, “The antibiotic is artificial, eat this root.”

Confusion? Deception? What is going on here?