Is breast reduction surgery wrong?

Question: Hi brother Jeffrey, I hope you are doing fine. I am a member of the Lord’s church and I’m in my late 40s. I am concerned about a decision I have to make regarding breast reduction surgery. Does Romans 14.23 apply to me? “But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does…

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The Bible and Medical Science

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/The-Bible-and-Medical-Science.mp3 Text: Isaiah 45:20-25   I.         We know that the Bible is God’s directions for mankind             A.        It is not a history book per se; that is, it doesn’t document all of world history. Just a small, but relevant portion.             B.        It is not a science book, but it does mention scientific facts once in a while.             C.        It…

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Is refusing medical treatment a sin?

Question: I know that assisted suicide is sinful because it is taking matters into your own hands, but when is it a sin to refuse medical treatment, or is it sinful? I’m not talking about those who refuse it because they are going to keep right on praying that God will make them better, I’m…

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Can female nurses touch a man’s genitals?

Question: Deuteronomy 25:11-12 says “This is what you must do when two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from the man who is beating him. If she tries to stop the fight by grabbing the other man’s genitals, cut off her hand. Have no pity on…

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Is getting a breast augmentation wrong?

Question: I want to get breast augmentation. Please help me. Is it wrong. Answer: Breast augmentation for a woman falls under the realm of cosmetic surgery. Such surgery is most often used to correct damage from injuries or diseases. For example, burns or cancer. As a way of restoring the look or function of the…

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Is It a Sin to Take Medicine? — to Consult a Doctor?

by Bill Crews via Guardian of Truth XXXV: 11, pp. 321, 343-344, June 6, 1991 Some churches have been in the news lately. These are those who take the position that to treat our physical illnesses in any other way than faith in God and prayer to God is wrong and sinful. They think it a…

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Would the use of anesthesia be wrong?

Question: I’m a Christian in Australia and currently work as a doctor training to learn anesthesia. Traditionally I’ve thought medicine was a great career choice to help people, including anesthesia/surgery when indicated. Though recently have become a bit undecided based on it being little spoken about it in the bible, and sometimes negatively in regards…

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Could Jesus have cured people through the placebo effect?

Question: Recently I have been reading a book that discusses something called “mind-body medicine” where it emphasizes examples in past history where people were cured of their health-related illnesses by having faith in themselves to heal. They simply hoped in their mind that they can heal and they healed. The book also cites how a…

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Shouldn’t circumcision be advocated for health reasons?

Question: I read your explanation on the subject of “circumcision.” It was very good. However, I believe that having your son circumcised is a good thing. Not for any religious reason but health issues which there are many. Maybe you could add that in your presentation that though circumcision is no longer required as a religious…

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