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Healing of the Nations Documentary

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Raised by 61 people in 13 months
Created November 29, 2017
Did you know that in the United States of America we spend more per capita than any other Western nation on healthcare while continuing to have some of the worst outcomes dealing with chronic disease? While much has been done on the legislative level, attempts to resolve these issues through governmental intervention have, for the most part, met with failure.

How then can we solve the healthcare crises? Historically speaking, religious groups have played a leading role in the development and reform of the healing arts. Are they currently exerting a reformatory influence, or are they merely riding the current of financial benefit flowing from the medical industrial complex? Come with us as we uncover the startling truth behind the debate: the history behind the formation of our country's medical monopoly and the one viable alternative to the seemingly unavoidable move toward full-scale socialization of the industry.

As with human disease itself, we will see that the key to resolving our current healthcare crisis is actually in understanding and rectifying the cause, not simply managing the industry's current symptoms.

We need your assistance to complete this documentary project by the end of 2018!

Please consider how you can help!

Sincerely, Ron Meinhardt Founder/ Director Health is Life, Inc (a 501c3 nonprofit organization)

Visit www.enteringwedgemedia.com for more information.
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Update 5
Posted by Ron Meinhardt
5 months ago
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The History of Healing, Part 1 (based upon some of the content discussed in the documentary)

Over two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ stood up against spiritual oppression, despotism, and… medical malpractice. The following essay elucidates this lesser known component of Christianity: the history of Christian healing...

During His sojourn on earth, Christ saw multitudes around Him sick and suffering from diseases of body, mind, and spirit. But what must have caused the most anguish of soul was to witness the habits of the physicians of the day. Of these avaricious practitioners the philosopher Cato (234-149 B.C.) once said:

"The race of Greeks is very vicious; and, my son, believe this as the voice of an oracle, that, with its literature, it will spoil everything at Rome. It will be worse still if it sends us its physicians. They have sworn among themselves to kill all other nations with their medicines. They exercise their art for the sake of gain, and seek to get our confidence in order to be able to poison us the more easily. Remember, my son, that I charge you to have nothing to do with physicians.”

Christ stretched forth His hands to touch the untouchable, and heal the unhealable- all the while showing that He was not acting solely upon financial incentives but rather was moved by compassion, generosity, and love. His modalities were chosen from the simple things of nature, which presented a stark contrast to the mystical mineral and animal-based concoctions, or Pharmakeia, of the majority of His contemporaries. Sadly many of the people actually rejected Christ's methods because they seemed too innocuous. Pliny (A.D. 23-79) describes the desire of the general populace as such:

"People lose confidence in what is intelligible to them. Even the few Romans who studied medicine thought it necessary to write their prescriptions in Greek, because if they should attempt to treat the disease in any other language, they would certainly lose all credit, even with the ignorant who did not know a word of Greek.”

Instead of keeping His subjects in ignorance regarding their disease, Christ connected intelligible practical instructions to avoid illness when He admonished those recently recovered to “go and sin no more.” Thus the concept of population-based "primary prevention" was an integral part of His philosophy of health (and, as an aside, unfortunately the most neglected aspect of modern healthcare).

Thus, we see two divergent systems of healing: the one providing non-toxic, low-cost, easily accessible, and compassionate care vs. the profiteering, poisonous, and bombastic form of medicine that came as a result of Hellenization (the conquest of Greek thought and culture over all others).

At His command (Mark 16:15-18, Luke 9:2, Luke 10:9) Christ’s disciples took His methodology into all the inhabitable globe, and great was the relief brought to suffering humanity. Eventually, we find those of the Hellenized philosophy rallied together to create guilds of physicians (or labor unions) who worked to protect their interests and combat opposing medical sects (reported in History of Medicine by Alexander Wilder, 1901). Pagan temples of healing, such as the Asclepeions, also rebelled against this new wave of benevolently-minded healers. Persecutions were levied against the offenders. These healers were thrown to the lions, sawn asunder, horribly tortured, and zealously maligned. Surprisingly though, the movement continued to flourish. People began to understand true healing: what it meant to be made whole… and it led them to honor and venerate the One who was its source- not a few were led to embrace the gospel of Christ.

Finding that they could do nothing to stay the movement's advance, priests, statesmen, physicians, and philosophers collaborated to disguise their former ways and appear to join these reformers who were "turning the world upside-down." The old pagan temples of healing became “healing shrines of the saints” and multitudes were led to believe the pernicious ways of the old school practitioners were now in harmony with those of the reformers. But there were groups of Christians who never gave in to this deception. They retained their purity by keeping the Holy Scriptures as the standard of principle by which to discern truth from error.

For centuries they practiced a system of faith and healing that was used to carry the gospel message to lands far and near. Finding their deceptions unveiled by these primitive Christians, the Roman Catholic hierarchy was aroused to resist and relentlessly persecute these "dissenters." Though there were probably bands of these Gospel Medical Missionaries all over the world, the most famous were the Waldensian Christians of Northern Italy (see video above).

--- Part 2 coming next week

Want to help us tell the history of true healing to the world in a unique and exciting way? Please contribute today via our GoFundMe page or at www.healthislife.org/donate

For more information about the documentary project please visit www.enteringwedgemedia.com
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Update 4
Posted by Ron Meinhardt
6 months ago
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Here's another look at some of our documentary footage. Please continue to support this important project!
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Update 3
Posted by Ron Meinhardt
10 months ago
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Here's a sneak peek at some of the exciting content inside "Healing of the Nation's:"

https://youtu.be/zd-LBCyEUrs
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Update 2
Posted by Ron Meinhardt
13 months ago
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Hello Friends,

Here is an amazing testimony from the documentary! Be blessed!

Ron
Sample Interview
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