Dec 16 – Sincerely Wrong

A Philadelphia couple, who believe in faith-healing over medicine, have lost their infant son, four years after the similar death of another child. Herbert and Catharine Schaible, on probation, requiring them to seek immediate medical help if their children became sick or injured, refused. Instead they prayed over their eight month old son, Brandon, who died of pneumonia. No doubt they loved their children, were sincere, but sincerely wrong, with tragic results. The Bible nowhere teaches us to ignore medical assistance. And just as this couple was sincerely wrong, it is possible for us to be sincerely wrong about how to become a Christian. We may sincerely believe that heaven is earned by good works. But the Bible teaches us that it is “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saves us.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell