Only the redeemed know the purest form of liberty, freedom from condemnation by God's justice. Only they know the freedom of life that comes through obedience. Their salvation is by faith in the atoning blood of Christ, but their sanctification is their progressive freedom from sin to life in Him.
This is the story of Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore, arguably the twenty-first century's greatest pioneer in the treatment of substance addiction, whose Massachusetts Model program far out-performed the existing treatment paradigms at vastly lower costs-until his clinics and his reputation were destroyed in the fall of 2011.
In April 2000, we crossed the border into Mexico for the first time as missionaries. It was an intimidating experience. The border agents were known to be corrupt, sometimes criminally corrupt. Thirteen years later, things have gotten worse. We don't even think about driving to the border. It's too dangerous. During that same period of time, the evangelical Protestant church has grown. One estimate puts the number as high as 20 percent of the country's population. That is significant considering that we, and the Mexicans, think of Mexico as a Roman Catholic country.
I often tell parents that one of the positive by-products of teaching your children how to think Biblically (teaching them God's law-word) rather than what to think is that, as they mature, they can be one of the many counselors the Bible suggests a person needs to make sound decisions.
Many church, para-church, and social conservative leaders fear that it's only a matter of time before the government seeks coercively to impose its own moral system on the churches-presidential promises notwithstanding.
The point is clear. Diseases and problems do not "exist" unless the Marxist state allows them an official existence or recognition. Medical training is controlled; doctors and psychiatrists are controlled; hospitals are controlled; drugs, like all medical practice, are a state monopoly. The medical profession serves the state, not the patient. Doctors are a part of a bureaucracy which has a state-controlled life and conscience.