Tag Archive | faith healing

Is it a Sin to Seek Medical Help?

A Pennsylvania couple was jailed after another of their children died from lack of medical treatment. Herbert and Catherine Schaible were jailed after their 8-month-old son, Brandon, died from diarrhea and breathing problems. The Schaibels refused to seek medical treatment for their son. Another son died in 2009 after contracting pneumonia–again without receiving medical intervention. […]

Wisconsin Faith-Healing Case May Set Precedent

Faith-Healing Case Goes to State Supreme Court In 2008, Wisconsin 11-year-old Madeline “Kara” Neumann died after her parents prayed for her recovery but did not take her to see a doctor. Before her death, Kara’s father saw that she looked dehydrated and so he recommended using Pedialyte. However, her mother said that would “take glory […]

Faith Healing? Trust in God, but See a Doctor

Missionary doctor Paul Brand related the following story in the November 25, 1983 issue of Christianity Today: David Gilmore told about an illness of his 15-month-old son, Dustin Graham Gilmore, that began in April of 1978. At first the child came down with flu-like symptoms. The Gilmores took him to their church and the pastor […]