I've been looking at various websites, and I can't seem to find a seminary that offers courses or degrees in "Biblical Medicine." The Bible makes some unequivocal statements about God and healing...but I haven't been able to find the seminary programs. The Vioxx verdict this week called to mind several concerns I have about our current health-care system and structure in the U.S... * All medical doctors must take biology, chemistry, and physics classics that teach a secular, humanistic, evolutionary view of the earth's beginnings in order to get their degree and be "licensed" by the state. * Medical doctors take loads and loads of classes in the "hard sciences" wherin the scientific method is taught and practiced, leaving no place for the Supernatural. Christians clearly belive in the supernatural, but even those medical shchools that are associated with "Christian" universities teach this secular medicine alongside their Christian values and call it "integrated." * Most doctors make quite a substantial sum of money, much of which is the burden of the patients to pay. * Most doctor's offices participate in an insurance system that makes lots of money for the insurance companies and their investors by charging higher and higher premiums. This places an unfair burden on lower-middle class families and the "working poor" who often must choose between insurance premiums or other necessities of life. That can't be biblical. * Many doctors prescribe medicines about whose long-term side-effects they really know quite little. (See this week's Vioxx verdict.) * Doctors make their living by applying secular medical practices, medicines, and other avenues to affect "healing," when the Bible clearly teaches to the contrary that God alone is Jehovah Rophe. * The Bible says, "Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all His benefits...who HEALS ALL OUR DISEASES." * The Bible also says, "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up." So...it seems to me that since the Bible rather explicitly says that God heals all of our diseases, and then prescribes a method to effect the healing process... ...and since medical science is secular... ...and since so much of the healthcare industry is corrupted by greed... it seems that Christians should be turning instead to "Biblical Medicine." Further, our pastors and church leaders should be rebuked for how easily and how often they refer their friends and flock to secular medicine, thus robbing God of the opportunity to show His power and robbing believers of a deeper relationsihp with their Creator. But where are the degree programs at our seminaries?