Sermonette: First Do No Harm

Reestablishing Trust In Our Fellowship

Given 26-Sep-20; 14 minutes

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The physician's code attributed to Hippocrates, often referred to as the Father of Medicine, was designed to inspire trust on the part of the patients, especially on behalf of the most vulnerable. Formerly, physicians made house calls, selflessly dedicating themselves to the preservation of life, having no inclination to participate in abortion or euthanasia. As the secular- 'progressive' mentality has militated against God's Laws and the Judeo- Christian ethic, the former trust which physicians enjoyed has started to severely erode because the ethic to "do no harm" has been dangerously compromised. Because God's Laws have been trampled by a large segment of society, our citizenry spends a lot of time dealing with the harm people have done to one another. Our trust for one another has been progressively breaking down, as we feel frightened and vulnerable, even among siblings in the Church of God. At a time we need to support each other, bearing one another's burdens, we are building walls and emotional barriers. God's people desperately need to apply the Hippocratic code- do no harm, which is equivalent to the Golden Rule, doing unto others as we would have them do to us. ( Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31) Our standard of conduct is to keep God's Commandments, committing ourselves to stop hurting one another. ,