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The Doctor's Life of Faith
By Janet Goodall
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London & SE Day Conference
Fruitfulness on the frontline of healthcare
Saturday 8 November, London
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CMF National Junior Doctors' Conference
Get some perspective: medicine in the light of eternity
24 - 26 October, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
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Lord Carey now supports assisted suicide

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, wrote in the Daily Mail sharing his support for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.

Listen to CMF CEO, Dr Peter Saunders, debate with Lord Falconer on BBC Radio Five Live.

Duration: 7 mins

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events

September 2014

CMF Careers Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 13 September
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: juniors, students
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Anaesthetists' Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Thursday 18 September 2014
Where: Harrogate
For: doctors, juniors
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Saline Solution - Sheffield

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 27 September
Where: St Timothy's Church, Sheffield
For: doctors, juniors, allied health professionals, students
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October 2014

CMF RCGP Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Friday, 3 October
Where: The ACC, Liverpool
For: doctors, juniors
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Confident Christianity - Brighton

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 4 October 2014
Where: Holland Road Baptist Church, Hove BN3 1JN
For: Students, Doctors and Allied Professionals
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CMF Northern Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 17-19 October
Where: Cober Hill Guest House, Cloughton, nr Scarborough
For: all medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals, students and junior doctors.
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Who is my Neighbour? - Reading

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 18 October
Where: Brookside Christian Centre, Brookside Close, Earley, Reading RG6 7HG
For: All health professionals
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Saline Solution - Hampstead

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 18 October
Where: St John's Church, Downshire Hill, Hampstead
For: doctors, juniors, allied health professionals, students
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National Junior Doctors' Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 24-26 October
Where: Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
For: all junior doctors
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November 2014

London & SE Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 8 November
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: doctors, juniors, nurses and AHPs
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February 2015

Delighting in the Trinity - Student Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 13-15 February 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: Students
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April 2015

CMF Paediatric Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Where: The ICC, Birmingham
For: doctors, juniors
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devotional

2nd September 2014: A Dangerous Belief

Indeed he was ill, near to death... Philippians 2:27

Some of the greatest disasters I have ever seen in the lives of Christians have stemmed from mistaken beliefs. And not uncommonly these beliefs are concerned with healing -- or rather with its failure to occur.

Tim was a Christian who must have been born running. His zeal was incredible. During his leadership of our hall Christian Union, some dozen residents gave their lives to Christ in as many months, and many Christians whose lives were tangled up got straightened out again.

They were tremendously exciting days. Yet through it all I was very concerned for Tim himself, since his zeal and enthusiasm so often seemed to deviate from Scriptural teaching, a prime example being his fervent belief that no Christian should ever be sick, or even have any symptoms of disease. All sneezes, snuffles and sore throats had their source directly from Satan and could -- and should -- be instantly rebuked and removed in prayer.

It is true that we do read of many miraculous healings in the Bible (significantly though, I think, always of serious disease). But equally we read of those who were not healed in such a way, so far as we can tell. Probably the best known example is that of Timothy, who was advised by Paul to take some medication for his stomach complaint (1 Tim 5:23). But it seems that Epaphroditus also had an illness (from which he nearly died), and although we read that God had mercy on him and he survived, there is no indication that any instantaneous healing occurred.

Tim discovered the great danger of his unbalanced belief in no uncertain terms when he attended a wedding one weekend, and quite spontaneously his intestine perforated during the reception and he was admitted for emergency surgery. I went to visit him in hospital, and I remember the saddest thing about it all was not the sight of the drips and drainage tubes running in and out of every orifice, but the fact that his faith had suffered a severe blow from which it never recovered. Instead of listening to what the Lord was saying to him through this crisis, he didn't want to know any more. I wept for him.

I firmly believe that God can and does heal today by a wide variety of means, including the miraculous. But we must always remember that he is the Lord, and we have no right to demand or presume upon his healing power. Let us beware of the danger of an unbalanced view of healing that ultimately brings only hurt and misery in its wake.

Further reading: Phil 2:25-30. 2 Cor 12:7-10.

TGS

press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Response to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board DNACPR Policy Consultation - 24/6/2014

This CMF submission responds to a consultation document by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board that seeks to clarify a consistent practice for 'do not attempt resuscitation' decisions. We suggest that evidence-based survival prospects, not subjective value-of-life criteria, should guide the decision-making process. Clinician prejudice, the...

Submission to the House of Commons Education Committee on Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools - 9/6/2014

This CMF submission emphasises the importance of parental involvement with regard to PSHE and SRE provision. Primary school governing bodies should remain free to decide whether or not to provide sex and relationships education and secondary school governing bodies should remain free to formulate their own policies, in close consultation with...

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