Hippocratic Oath

Hippocrates, (460-370 B.C.) was an early Greek doctor and he wrote his oath for the medical profession.  Originally, it started out “I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia.”  Today, when the medical doctors swear this oath, they swear by God, not by the old Greek gods. 

But because of common grace, he wrote this:   “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.  Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy.  In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”

Bottom line:  Hippocrates was pro-life.  He was against killing the euthanasia and against abortion.

Thank you Father for giving us a pagan doctor who knew right from wrong – one who tried to heal, not kill.