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Is Your Doctor a Quack?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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“Jesus tends to His people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus’ touch. We experience His care.” - Max Lucado

Last week, I went to the doctor for my annual wellness visit. After handing over my insurance card and completing some paperwork, I was informed the doctor no longer fell within my network of providers. The receptionist said I was still able to see the doctor, but would have to pay more.

Though I preferred to have the physical completed that day, it was illogical to see a doctor who was not covered by my insurance. Instead, I thanked her for her help and proceeded to schedule another appointment with a qualifying doctor.

My decision will seem reasonable to most people. I was motivated by a desire to get the most bang for my buck. Life can be stressful and complicated as it is. There was no reason to make it any more difficult.

Still, as we try to accomplish this in our temporal lives, there are many who take a different approach toward their spiritual lives. Through matchless love, Christ left heaven’s glory, lived a perfect life, died, and rose again to offer us eternal salvation. It is a gift that need only be accepted through genuine repentance and a desire to serve the Lord.

Even so, many will choose different methods to reach this same or similar goal. Unfortunately, the responsibility no longer lies fully on Christ, but on the efforts of the person. Whether it be achieving ultimate enlightenment, finding the “one truth”, doing more good deeds than bad, or performing sacraments to gain favor, each depends on the actions and abilities of the individual.

Why see an out-of-network doctor who requires you to pay more when Jesus Christ is the one true provider of insurance, offering the greatest of benefits?

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:27-29 ESV

- Christopher Glading, Director of Programs and Publicity

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