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Eastern Healing, Alternative Medicine, and Christian Faith, Part 11
Eastern Healing: Click | View Series Reject: Now that you have carefully evaluated what parts of a practice or teaching may or may not be accepted, you will understand the reasons why you are rejecting it. Your decision will not be based on opinion but on fact and understanding. It is important to articulate why you reject a teaching or practice, as you may have the opportunity to share this with someone who has the same questions you once did. Rejecting a teaching and practice that God rejects is simply obedience. You will have no regrets because you have obeyed God rather than man. Some important reasons for this rejection could be summed up as follows:
- It is anti-God and violates biblical teaching.
- It compromises faith and obedience to Christ.
- It offers the deception that there is total healing from all disease completely and permanently.
- It advocates self-empowerment and the metaphysical belief that all sickness is evil, and that it is not God's design for any to be sick.
Relate:There may be times during the redeeming process in which there continues to be some gray areas. Some of these teachings or practices are not in direct conflict with the Bible or God's guidelines, but they just do not seem to align with you very well, and there is still a question whether it is right for you. During this final step of evaluation two important questions should be answered:
- Is the teaching or practice theologically acceptable? In other words, will this heighten my expression of worship towards God?
- Does it build my faith in God's power and ability to heal?
It becomes necessary for the Christian to know the Bible and basic theology at this important step. As Christians we are to search the Bible for answers, "rightly dividing truth" (King James Version) as the Bible instructs us. If you have never attempted to understand Christian theology, then here is your opportunity to dig in. Your faith will become richer and your walk in Christ deeper. "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their walk will spread like gangrene." (2 Timothy 2:15-17) "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)