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God tells us, speaking through the apostle Paul, “I beseech you therefore, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1–2. Is it God's will that we be in good health? Are there laws of our physical being that we must obey to achieve and maintain good health? We believe the answer to these questions is an emphatic "YES"!

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The fundamental lesson in the study of the human body is to learn that God created the body, and instituted all its laws and functions; that God gave it life which was to be full, perfect, without pain, without disease, and without end; that the interference with this plan which came in came through disobedience to the laws which God instituted; and that our diseases are the result of disobedience by ourselves or those who have gone before. This is taught by such Scriptures as these: “Sin no more lest a worse thing come upon thee." John 5:14; “For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee, or to say,. Arise, and walk?" Matthew 9:5; when it is finished, bringeth forth death." James 1: 15. Death, which we usually consider to be the result of our diseases, God says is the result of sin. Had there been no sin, there would have been no disease, and no medical work. “Jesus came that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly." John 10:10.

Jesus came to forgive all our iniquities, to heal all our diseases, and to redeem our lives from destruction. Psalm 103:3, 4. Therefore, to take away sins, and to take away sickness, and to redeem the life, are all His work, and are all one work, and cannot be separated. This means that our violations of the spiritual and physical laws of God must be treated and healed together as one work, which cannot be separated. And when His work of forgiving and healing is finished, no one will then say, “…I am sick; the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity." Isaiah 33:24. In taking away all their iniquity, their sicknesses are also taken away. Then there shall be no more pain. Revelation 21:4; and “the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." 1 Corinthians 15:26. Then the Saviour's work is finished, and the work of the physician is also finished. The work of the true physician is a calling from God to cooperate with Him in His great work of restoring mankind; and the true way to work is to seek for the causes of our condition, and labor to remove them. And the causes are found in the violation of the laws of God, both spiritual and physical.


The study of the human body should always be a search after the will of God, with obedience as the purpose, which makes the restoration of character the goal. This is why “teaching and healing should never be separated." Ministry of Healing, p. 141.

“To obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." I Samuel 15:22. It is better that we learn not to sin, than that we sin and then have to make a sacrifice for it and be forgiven. And it is likewise better that we learn how to live without violating nature's laws than that we ignore them, become sick, and have to be forgiven, (healed), (bring a sacrifice). Therefore, the very best and highest form of practicing the healing art is teaching the people to obey both the spiritual and physical laws, as the laws of God. This is the highest and best form of the healing art for two reasons. (a) To prevent sin and sickness so that forgiveness and healing are not needed is better than to forgive and to heal. (b) Recovery by teaching brings forth character through obedience to the law of God. Reason (a) is good, but reason (b) is far more important but much less understood.

“Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and He sendeth His Word and healeth them." Psalm 107:17-20, R.V. The “word" which He “sendeth" and by which He “healeth" them must contain as its chief element instruction to cure them of their foolishness and transgressions, by calling for repentance and future obedience. The “word" by which He “healeth" them says , “Ye are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy." 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; and, “Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God, and ye are not your own; for ye were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body." I Corinthians 6:19, 20; and, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." I Corinthians 10:31; and, “Eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness." Ecclesiastes 10:17; and, “Every herb yielding seed .... and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food." Genesis 1:29, R.V. This kind of “words" is better than treatment of medicine. To obey this kind of words is better than to plead for forgiveness and healing which follows disobedience, and to bring a “sacrifice."

Because the work of the physician is placed upon the basis set forth in the foregoing, the commission and calling to the physician is the same commission and calling as that given to the evangelist. “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them saying, As ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely ye have received, freely give." Matthew 10:5-7, R.V. “The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place whither He Himself was about to come. And He said unto them .... Into whatsoever city ye enter .... heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you." Luke 10: 1-9, R.V. These texts constitute the physician's calling; and these texts constitute the evangelist's calling.

Therefore, the first lesson in medical science is to learn that the laws of the body were set there by God the Creator, and are still maintained there by Him; that they were set there for, (a) The glory of God—character; (b) The good of man—happiness through obedience.

The world teaches medical science in an imperfect way, for the sake of health. This may not bring forth character. While this is a worthy work, yet the commission given to us is a much higher calling, it being to prepare a people for the coming of the Lord. When we teach medical science according to the word and wisdom of God, it has character as its object, and eternity as its goal.

   Julius Gilbert White,

   November 20, 1920

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