Fool’s Gold, Sickness and Death: Sold By A Store Near You





Our church recently had a seminar on Depression.  The teacher was a professor of counseling,  “Winston.” He had deep university and counseling experience.  He told the story of a counselee who came to him depressed. His psychiatrist had prescribed a  certain drug. Winston warned him  that this drug could put thoughts in his mind to take his life.

The client took the drug any way. Then he shot and killed himself.  People are very naive when it comes to drugs. If offered by a professional, a white coat,  or called “prescription drug” many assume that it is safe.  I believe that a lot of  fool’s gold is out there. The snake oil peddlers are back with even more dangerous potions!   (Jn 10.10).


That drug was overkill, no pun intended. Is such a drug from God’s pantry? Would the lover of souls put the thought in a researcher’s mind to concoct such a dangerous pill? Would God’s medicine address one condition while giving you something equally bad or worse? Even deadly? That’s fool’s gold.

Jesus said: “Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much moire shall your heavenly Father who is in heaven give what is good to those whose ask him!”m (Matt 7. 9-11 NAS).

What is the difference between man’s remedies and God’s? My rule of thumb is: God’s remedies properly applied, do not have the horrendous side effects.

So what should a sick person take? Being into natural health for years, I have learned that there is usually a natural remedy if we only what and how to use it properly. Just daily vitamins, tokenism or experimentation is not what I am suggesting!  I am currently seeing an M.D. who practices alternative medicine. He told me that he did not have a drug in his office.

  • God often has a better way. When ailing I go to God’s medicine chest first.
  • Mans’ pills often just address symptoms but do not cure underlying causes.
  • Even prescription drugs can harm organs all over the body or kill
  •  Jesus is called the great Physician, not the Great Pharmacist.

(These comments are my personal views. If you need treatment see an appropriate professional.)

About FredKerr

Bible teacher, M.Div, exercising, pizza, herbal tea, eating out with wife and friends, plants, classic Scripture choruses, hymns, variations of Canon D by Pachabel, clean jokes
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