One of the most respected and trusted professions in the world is being a physician. Many physicians or doctors take an oath that is in direct opposition to the Word of God. The oath that many doctors take is known as the “Hippocratic Oath.” Many people in the world believe that the oath simply means that a doctor has pledged to, “Do no harm.” However, when you look at the origins of the oath you will see that the profession has a dark and sinister underpinning. The Hippocratic Oath is perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards. It provides:
I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this Oath and this contract:
To hold him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to be a partner in life with him, and to fulfill his needs when required; to look upon his offspring as equals to my own siblings, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or contract; and that by the set rules, lectures, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to students bound by this contract and having sworn this Oath to the law of medicine, but to no others.
I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients according to my greatest ability and judgement, and I will do no harm or injustice to them.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.
In purity and according to divine law will I carry out my life and my art.
I will not use the knife, even upon those suffering from stones, but I will leave this to those who are trained in this craft.
Into whatever homes I go, I will enter them for the benefit of the sick, avoiding any voluntary act of impropriety or corruption, including the seduction of women or men, whether they are free men or slaves.
Whatever I see or hear in the lives of my patients, whether in connection with my professional practice or not, which ought not to be spoken of outside, I will keep secret, as considering all such things to be private.
So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time. However, should I transgress this Oath and violate it, may the opposite be my fate.
The following is an excerpt of The Hippocratic writing Epidemics.
The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.
When God opened my eyes to see, I now have understanding that those who are in the profession of a doctor or a physician believe that they are God. The writings above speak more to witchcraft, sorcery, and paganism and not to help and healing. As a Christian, you are taught that only God is good and he is our healer. If you look to a “man” to heal you then you are being deceived. That is why I do not go to a doctor in order to get “healed,” I pray and ask for the Lord’s help.
One of the “secrets” of the mafia was relayed to me by a member of the fraternity while I was still a police officer. He said that the doctors will “murder” you in the hospital if the organization has a problem with you. That is in direct contrast to, “Do no harm.”
Doctors simply cannot be trusted! My children’s mother, Leah Smith is a doctor. She told me gleefully, that a fellow doctor she works with has killed so many people that they nicknamed her, “Freddy Krueger.” She was laughing about it but I was not amused. It just shows that you should not put your trust in “man” but solely in God.
I choose the title of this article, “Do no harm,” because it relates to my book, The Government, the Mafia, and Greyhound Bus Lines. One physician explained to me that I was a “little” dehydrated, and he wanted me to be admitted into the hospital. I agreed, however, before I agreed he told me, “I am a doctor and I have taken an oath to “Do no harm.”
God bless you!