THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH: A VOW TO PAGAN GODS
In the image to the left is pictured both the Rod of Asclepius ("That old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan." Revelation 20:2).
Also pictured is the Caduceus - "an ancient Greek or Roman herald's wand, typically one with two serpents twined around it, carried by the messenger god Hermes or Mercury."
(It may be interesting to note that a hypodermic needle is sometimes shown as a wand, as was done in the opening ceremony of the Olympics in London. Additionally, vaccines almost contain Mercury.)
The new COVID vaccination is called the mRNA vaccine where the 'm' stands for 'messenger'. Angels are often known for having the role of messengers. Mercury and other 'gods' are fallen angel entities. I wonder what sort of message the mRNA will be delivering to our DNA?
The copy below was taken 'straight from the horse's mouth' from a page on the website of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, Medical History Division.
(Underlining and additional parenthetical statements are my own.)
The Hippocratic Oath, as well as the entire medical profession, contains many problems and pitfalls for a true Bible-believing Christian.
- Swearing to false gods - Jeremiah 7:9; Psalm 106:36 ; 1 Corinthians 8:4
- The taking of Oaths and vows - Matthew 5:34; James 5:12
- Loyalty foremost to fellow physicians, not to you the patient - Proverbs 6:16-19; Matthew 24:10; James 1:8
- Secrecy within and to the medical community - Ecclesiastes 12:14; Genesis 49:6; Ephesians 5:11-13
- Cutting of the flesh - Leviticus 21:5
- Use of drugs & pharmakeia (sorcery) - Isaiah 47:12; 1 Timothy 6:20; Revelation 9:21
- To gain the respect of men - Matthew 23:5; Galatians 1:10;
- Reliance on the art & 'craft' of medicine, not God - 2 Chronicles 16:12; Job 5:12
HERE IS THE ARTICLE & THE OATH ITSELF FROM THE NIH WEBSITE:
"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 also strongly binds the student to his teacher and the greater community of physicians with responsibilities similar to that of a family member. In fact, the creation of the Oath may have marked the early stages of medical training to those outside the first families of Hippocratic medicine, the Asclepiads of Kos, by requiring strict loyalty."
"Over the centuries, it has been rewritten often in order to suit the values of different cultures influenced by Greek medicine (and no doubt due to the fact that many doctors today no longer live up to even those ideals found in the Hippocratic Oath)."
"Contrary to popular belief, the Hippocratic Oath is not required by most modern medical schools (but many still do*), although some have adopted modern versions that suit many in the profession in the 21st century. It also does not explicitly contain the phrase, 'First, do no harm', which is commonly attributed to it. (Yet is does state explicitly that, 'I will do no harm'...)."
*You can see examples of recent Medical School graduates taking a version of the Hippocratic Oath HERE and HERE, as well as many others.
"I swear by Apollo (the 'Sun God') the physician, and Asclepius ('god' of medicine, son of Apollo), and Hygieia (goddess of cleanliness, daughter of Asclepius) and Panacea ('cure-all remedy', sister to Hygieia) 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. - (This entire section reeks of a 'Secret Society' type of devotion.)
I will use those dietary regimens (nutrition sadly no longer even used or taught) 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 (one of the leading causes of death is due to doctor prescribed pharmaceutical drugs) to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary (insert) to cause an abortion (this is obviously also no longer being followed).
In purity and according to divine law (but which 'divinity'?) 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, (the entire medical profession is now rife with 'impropriety and 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. (This has also gone by the wayside with the introduction of Digital Medical Records.)
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."
National Library of Medicine
The Hippocratic Oath: Modern Version
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.
I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
(Written by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.)