Clearly not having a problem with his own doctor, a back specialist, and someone he’s known and trusted since he was 5 years old. Obviously not calling him evil or of the devil. In fact, he says of him, “He’s turned out good!”
Someone’s got it wrong!
The whole idea of Word of Faith teachers calling doctors evil or of the devil is preposterous.
UPDATE: Most Word of Faith teachers are careful to say that there is nothing wrong with using the medical profession for health. I wrote on the other thread about this and included a link to Troy Edwards, which I’ll add here, since those comments have been in moderation:
Troy J. Edwards, in a defence of E W Kenyon, says the following about WoF teachers and their advice on the use of doctors and medicines, whilst attacking the extremes of Christian Science practices:
‘In contrast, Word Faith teachers are far from embracing such extremes. One of the major Faith teachers, Charles Capps, makes this statement in his book, Dynamics of Faith And Confession:
‘Here’s how I feel about doctors and medicine. If I need a doctor, I’ll go to a doctor. If I need medicine, I’ll take it. I don’t sit around saying, “I don’t want to miss God’s best.” If I am sick I’ve already missed God’s best. We should confess the Word daily. We Build our faith and develop ourselves in God’s Word. But if you get sick, don’t feel condemned.’
Charles Capps endeavors to help people not to feel condemned as a result of seeking medical attention. He does not compromise his message but teaches the balance in trusting God without endangering one’s health. Dr. Frederick K.C. Price in his book, Faith, Foolishness, or Presumption also cautions parents against going to extremes in the faith and healing message:
“I am trying to help some of you husband’s who put your wives and children into bondage, and make them suffer, just because you want to stand in faith. That is great for you to stand in faith, and I believe that you should do so, but I don’t think that you should impose that on your wife and children.”
Further in his book, Dr. Price says:
“Thank God that medicine is available if you need it. There is no point in you tossing to and fro all night long, in pain, and not sleeping, when you have a pain pill sitting right by your bed.”
I have listened to tapes by Kenneth Hagin where he endorses a similar position as that of Rev. Capps and Dr. Price. In one tape, Rev. Hagin talks about a couple that were a part of his praise and worship team. I believe it was the wife that had diabetes and were trusting God for healing. She took the insulin until their doctor told them to stop.
To my knowledge, no major faith teacher has ever taught against doctors or medicine. Kenneth Hagin has always said that he believes in doctors and has many good friends that are doctors. Therefore, the teachings of the Faith movement cannot be compared to those of Christian Science or any of the metaphysical cults. For men to make these false comparisons are being dishonest and they should not be trusted to speak on these issues.’