Saturday, October 3, 2009

Article: Faith Healing & Doctors

*Yes, the Lord heals today, but He has given us common sense as well, along with doctors and medical knowledge...We all know God heals with perfection and no side effects; but we can seek His hand in our health while seeking medical treatment. I see no negation of faith to this process--just good rational sense. Believe for healing on your way to the doctor's office.


Church has left many dead children in its wake

CLACKAMAS COUNTY – KATU confirmed Tuesday that detectives are investigating the death of an infant born over the weekend in Clackamas County.

It has also been confirmed that the child’s family is a member of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City. There have been no charges filed against the family, as the medical examiner works to determine the cause of death.

Some members of the Follower’s of Christ Church in Oregon City favor faith healing over modern medicine.

In a separate case, Carl Worthington, a member of the church, was convicted of criminal mistreatment on July 23 in the death of his daughter, 15-month-old Ava, who died of what the medical examiner called a treatable condition. Carl Worthington was sentenced to 60 days and was released last week.

Meanwhile, Ava’s grandparents Jeff and Marci Beagley are scheduled to go on trial in January in the 2008 death of their teenage son Neil. Dr. Cliff Nelson, with the State Medical Examiner’s office, said their 16-year-old could have survived with medical treatment.

A KATU investigation in the late 1990s, showed that at least two dozen children buried at a Clackamas County cemetery died from treatable causes but doctors were never called.

- Source / Full Story: Death of newborn sparks new Followers case, By Thom Jensen, Dan Tilkin, KATU News and (Oregon), Oct. 1, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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