Healing

 

 

1. Can we resort to homeopathy?

 

 

 

No, we Christians must not resort to homeopathy in case of sickness. The reasons are these.

The first reason is that we are called – when we are sick – to resort to the Lord and not to medicine, whether it is called traditional or alternative (as in the case of homeopathy). James says very clearly what a Christian must do when he falls ill: “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him” (James 5:14-15), and then he says: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16).

The second reason is that homeopathy has occult origins and it is based on occult principles, so it is an unfruitful work of darkness, and as you know the Scripture says: “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them” (Ephesians 5:11 – NKJV). And that’s what I am going to do right now, that is, I am going to expose it so that you may know the dangers which are hidden behind it, and you may beware of this system of alternative medicine.

Homeopathy (from the Greek words homoios ‘similar’ and pathos ‘pain’ or ‘suffering’) is a system of alternative medicine invented by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician who believed – among other things – in reincarnation and in the coming of the age of Aquarius. Hahnemann was an ardent follower of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), a Swedish spiritist and medium who taught his followers how to enter a state of consciousness that would put them in touch with spirit entities.

Homeopathy is defined as a therapeutic system of treating patients by means of agents producing a condition kindred to the one being fought. In fact the homeopathic medicament consists of minute doses of natural substances that in healthy patients would produce the symptoms of the diseases which are treated, because homeopathy is based on the principle similia similibus curantur (‘let like cure likes’ or ‘like heals like’).

According to homeopathy ‘the diseases of men don’t come from a matter or humour, that is, from a matter of disease, but they are just spiritual alterations (dynamic alterations) of the spiritual force (Vital force, Vital Principle) which gives life to the human body …. The healing can occur only by the reaction of the Vital Force to the medicament appropriately chosen’ (Samuel Hahnemann, The Organon of the Art of Healing, Preface – This quote has been translated by me from Italian. The Organon of the Art of Healing was published by Samuel Hahnemann in 1810, and it is for the homeopath what the Bible is for the Christian. From now on I will call it simply Organ). In other words, homeopathy regards man as an individual expression of the universal energy, because there is a vital and eternal essential force which produces some waves and man is one of these reflected waves which reflects the divine nature of the vital force. And the disease is an expression of the weakness of the vital force. Here is what we read in the Organ: ‘A person becomes ill when a diseased agent infiltrates the body and disturbs the vital energy by dynamistic influence’ (Organ: 9). ‘It's only when the vital principle is troubled by a diseased element (that is to say by the intrinsic nature of a virus in the form of incorporeal substance) that it emits reactions and symptoms of disease’ (Organ :11).

The purpose of medicament, therefore, is to cure the vital force, that is, to strengthen it in order to allow it to expel the disease from the body. For we read in the Enciclopedia Medica Italiana (Italian Medical Encyclopedia): ‘…. Medicaments don’t act materially, but they act through the immaterial dynamic forces which are in the medicaments and are able to awake the vital forces of the body (….) since the healing is not the substance, but the mysterious force which expresses itself through the medicine, we will have to do our best so that this residual energy may manifest; and we will achieve this result by reducing the substance to its smallest terms and also by imparting to the substance a certain number of shakings’ (Enciclopedia Medica Italiana, Firenze 1983, vol. 10, 1643 – Translated by myself). This same concept is expressed in these terms in the Organ: ‘"The doctor can only remove these morbid affections (illnesses) by bringing to bear upon this immaterial energy certain substances endowed with modifying properties that are equally immaterial (dynamic) and are discerned by the all pervasive nervous system. Accordingly it's only by their dynamic action on the vital energy that the curative remedies are able to redress and do indeed redress the biological balance and restore health’ (Organ: 16).

The reason why the homeopathic medicament consists of natural substances reduced to the smallest terms is that the homeopathic doctors teach that the more diluted the substance is, the more active it is. However, it is not just a question – and this is their secret – of a simple dilution, but of a process known as dynamization or potentiation, produced by repeatedly shaking the mixture between dilutions: such repeated concussion makes it possible to contact and retain a hidden power in the liquid, its immaterial essence. In fact, according to homeopaths, ‘the healing power is coming from cosmic power transferred to the remedy through the ritual of potentiation’ (Organ 2:12).

According to the homeopathy experts, the principle similia similibus curantur is supported even by the Scripture when it says: “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

As we have seen, in the homeopathy medicine we find the following occult principles: the vital eternal force of which man is a reflected wave, the immaterial dynamic forces which are in the medicaments which are able to strengthen the vital force which is in man, and the shakings which must be imparted to the medicaments in order to make them dynamic, that is to say, to charge them with occult powers.

Therefore, homeopathy must be rejected for it is based upon occult principles and practices. It is a kind of alternative medicine strongly influenced by occultism. To confirm the occult influence in homeopathy I want to quote part of an article titled ‘Homeopathy Examined’ by Dr. H. J. Bopp: ‘To find the cure, that's to say, the herb for the original tincture of the preparation, the researchers often have recourse to occult practices such as the pendulum. Dr. A. Voegeli, a famous homeopathic doctor, has confirmed that a very high percentage of homeopaths work with the pendulum. There are groups whose research is carried out during séances, through mediums who seek information from spirits. The testimony of a person who worked in an important homeopathic laboratory of high standing in France, is very interesting. She told me about the interview she had with the former director and founder of the establishment with a view to her recruitment. After a short introduction, this director asked her which astrological sign she was born under. Satisfied with the knowledge in this field of his future co-worker, he then wished to know whether she was a medium. As this was so, he confided to her the secret of the practices of the place. New treatments were researched there during séances, through the agency of persons having occult powers - mediums, - by which to question spirits. Today the person mentioned is converted and follows Jesus Christ. She separated herself from every occult practice, as well as from homeopathy, used by Satan to blind and to bind people. All these facts are scarcely surprising, nor could they be to anyone who has read Hahnemann's "Organ" or the other works of leading homeopaths’(http://logosresourcepages.org/homeopat.html).

Brothers in the Lord, beware of homeopathy, flee it, for it is impregnated with oriental philosophies and occultism. Have nothing to do with philosophy (Colossians 2:8) and occultism (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) for all these things are of the devil, the father of lies, who uses them to deceive people and to keep them under his power. I earnestly warn you against the use of homeopathic medicines for they all equally undergo the process of dynamization. Remember that in the homeopathic medicament is operative an invisible force which is of the devil, which is able to bring you consciously or unconsciously under demonic influence.

One word now about the above mentioned words of Paul to the Corinthians which are quoted by homeopathy experts to uphold their theory. Jesus put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself (Hebrews 9:26), that is, by dying for our sins (for He bore all our sins in His body on the cross), so whoever believes in Him receives the remission of all his sins and the deliverance from the bondage of sin and he is clothed with the righteousness of God. This word is true and worthy of all acceptance. However, it is also true that by His stripes we were healed, as it is written: “By whose stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24 – NKJV), for Jesus bore all our infirmities and sicknesses as well. Therefore, in order to be healed of any disease it is sufficient to believe in Jesus Christ. So medicine, included homeopathy, is useless to the Christian who trusts in Christ Jesus. Why then do the homeopathic experts not take the words of Peter on healing to uphold the principle of homeopathy? The reason is evident, because the words of Peter make it clear that we are healed not by resorting to homeopathy medicine but by putting our faith in Christ, thus homeopathy is useless

Once more, therefore, we notice that the adversaries are crafty but God catches them in their own craftiness.

 

 

 

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