I am not posting this thread to create division but to see what the forum folks consider sound teaching. It is my understanding that some preachers of note (John MacArthur for one) reject medication helps for those who have a chemical deficit causing hyper or hypo activity of both the body and thinking. Rather, they find total "cures" in family discipline and instilling godly character. (For more information consult "God's Pattern for Children" from Grace to You). Clearly the same preachers would not deny medical helps for diabetics, liver failure, heart and blood (which I take), however any that focushelps to the brain is considered ungodly. Some proclaim all types of psychological investigations and helps can only be done by Christians. (again, JM is one) This is not a discussion on the "over use" or the "reason why" the medications are or are not helpful. It is to focus on that narrow aspect of what authority is given to believers to make statements that may or may not be medically and or psychologically harmful to a family or member. I used JM only to show that such teaching does occur. Questions: 1) Do you agree with this type of teaching? 2) What is your authority to make such a decision? 3) Can you point out specific Scriptures that would concur with your view? For the record and to tease some to contribute, I flatly reject that kind of thinking/teaching as ignorant and self serving and definitely not found in Scriptures. Can you show me by Scriptures I am in error?