Originally posted by OdBod
Just a question to the religious community.Is it ok to use drugs or medical procedures to control certain individuals who exhibit "evil " tendencies. If it works,does this have implications for "judgement" when they die?
Taking a known natural medical method of health improvement is not bad in itself. Paul instructed Timothy to take a little wine for the sake of his frequent stomach aliments.
But there is a difference between placing on one of man's band-aids to perhaps deal with tghe symptom of a problem, and surrendering one's whole life to Jesus Christ to deal with the ROOT cause of a problem.
If you believe in Christ as your Lord, as to eternal redemption you have already been judged. Your judgment occurred on the cross of Christ at Calvary the day Jesus carried up your sins to the tree.
" Who Himself bore up our sins in His body on the tree, in order that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose bruise you were healed." (2 Pet. 2:24)
There are two realizations in this passage which the believer should deepen and deepen as she goes on her spiritual journey. One is a realization of the redeeming power of Christ's death. The other is a realization of the terminating power of Christ's death.
One requires that we exercise faith in the faithful God that we were totally JUDGED for our sins when Christ was judged on our behalf. And one, in like manner, exercises faith that his old life has been terminated. We died in Him. We died in His death.
The more we praise God for these two aspects of the truth the more the power of grace operates in us freeing us from both the guilt and the power of sin.
"Lord Jesus, I thank you that your redeeming blood has thoroughly cleansed me of my raping of the past. In your death on the cross, I was judged by God.
And Lord Jesus, I praise and thank you that in you I DIED. My old way of life has been TERMINATED in my co-death with you.
And now, Lord Jesus, I am raised also with You to walk in newness of life. Wrought this reality into my whole being Lord, from this day onward. Thankyou."
This goes to the ROOT of the problem. This total identification with Christ - Christ being your history, and Christ being your NOW, and Christ being all the future that you will ever know, this is the way to radically go to the root of the matter.