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Bring It On-Line: Elderly Parents

What does the bible say about putting our elderly parents in a nursing home? Is the New Testament written in Greek or Hebrew? What scriptures should I meditate on for healing for my mother? She is diabetic, arthritic, has a herniated disk, and ... Read Transcript


Terry: WE'VE GOT SOME

E-MAILS WE WOULD LIKE TO

START TO ANSWER TODAY.

THIS IS FROM RENEE WHO SAYS,

"WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT PUTTING MY 86-YEAR-OLD

PARENTS IN A NURSING HOME.

MY MOTHER IS STILL ABLE TO

GET AROUND, BUT NEEDS

ASSISTANCE WITH HER CARE AND

CANNOT LIVE INDEPENDENTLY.

I HAVE THE OPTION OF MOVING

MY MOTHER INTO OUR HOME WITH

MY HUSBAND AND I SO I CAN

CARE FOR HER.

THIS WOULD COST ADDED

MONEY.

I FEEL GUILTY ABOUT PUTTING

MY MOTHER IN A NURSING

FACILITY.

WOULD I BE HONORING MY

MOTHER AND OBEYING GOD'S

WORD?"

Pat: I THINK WE ARE TO

HONOR OUR FATHER AND

MOTHER.

I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG

WITH FINDING A VERY NICE

NURSING HOME WHERE THEY HAVE

PROFESSIONAL CARE, THEY HAVE

NICE FACILITIES, AND

SOMEBODY WOULD BE WATCHING

YOUR MOTHER 24 HOURS A DAY

AND TAKING CARE OF HER

NEEDS.

OTHERWISE YOU'RE PUTTING AN

INORDINATE STRAIN ON YOUR

FAMILY.

I DON'T THINK THE BIBLE

REQUIRES THAT.

IT REQUIRES THAT YOU LOOK

AFTER THEM.

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T JUST

PARK SOME ELDERLY PERSON IN

A NURSING HOME AND FORGET

THEM.

YOU MUST GO TO SEE THEM,

LOVE THEM, CARE FOR THEM,

AND LET THEM KNOW YOU'RE

THERE FOR THEM.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Terry: SHE MIGHT

CONSIDER ASSISTED LIVING,

TOO.

SHE SAYS HER MOTHER IS STILL

ABLE TO GET AROUND.

Pat: THERE ARE ALL

KINDS OF PLACES.

YOU'VE GOT A NORMAL

APARTMENT PLACE, THEN

ASSISTANT LIVING --

Terry: MY MOM IS IN

ASSISTED LIVING, AND SHE HAS

HER OWN APARTMENT.

SHE HAS ACTIVITIES THERE AND

SHE IS NEAR FAMILY AND SHE

IS DOING WONDERFULLY.

Pat: AND IF YOU'VE GOT

A GOOD FACILITY WHERE THEY

HAVE PEOPLE OF LIKE AGE AND

ABILITIES, AND THEY MEET

TOGETHER, AND SOME OF THESE

PLACES HAVE DELICIOUS FOOD

AND ACTIVITIES.

Terry: AND WHAT YOU

SAID IS SO IMPORTANT.

24 HOURS AROUND THE CLOCK,

THERE IS SOMEONE THERE IF

THERE IS A NEED.

AND NO INDIVIDUAL CAN DO

THAT.

Pat: THAT'S EXACTLY

RIGHT.

Terry: SANDY SAYS, "IS

THE NEW TESTAMENT WRITTEN IN

GREEK OR HEBREW?"

Pat: GREEK.

Terry: MOVING ON, THIS

IS BILLY WHO SAYS "MY PASTOR

FREQUENTLY SAYS THAT

CHRISTIANS ARE, QUOTE,"THE

GLORY OF GOD."

"I FIND THIS HARD TO TAKE

IN.

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR

THOUGHTS ON THIS ISSUE."

Pat: PAUL REFERS TO THE

CHURCH AS THE FULLNESS OF

HIM WHO FILLS ALL IN ALL.

I THINK THE IDEA IS THAT THE

HOLY SPIRIT INHABITS THE

CHURCH, BUT WE, IN A SENSE,

ARE HIS HOUSE, HIS

DOMICILE.

THE IDEA OF SAYING WE'RE HIS

GLORY IS SCRIPTURALLY

SOUND.

IT MAY SHOCK YOU BUT IT IS

TRUE.

YOU'RE MORE IMPORTANT THAN

YOU REALIZE.

Terry: AMY SAYS, "WHAT

SCRIPTURES CAN I MET

MEDITATE FOR HEALING FOR MY

MOTHER.

SHE IS DIABETIC AND HAS BEEN

ON PAIN MEDS FOR YEARS.

SHE MIGHT HAVE TO HAVE A

SECOND BYPASS.

HER NAME IS SUSAN, AND I

WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU

WOULD PRAY FOR HER."

Pat: SHE NEEDS PRAYER.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS

GOING ON IN HER LIFE.

103rd PSALM: "BLESS THE

LORD, WHO FORGIVES ALL THEIR

INEQUITIES AND HEALS ALL

DISEASES."

AND THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, "BY

HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED,"

AND THAT IS PHYSICAL

HEALING.

JESUS CHRIST PAID THE PRICE

FOUR OUFOR OUR HEALING.

Terry: LINDA SAYS, "MY

EX-HUSBAND AND MY FRIEND

WERE CAUGHT IN ADULTERY FOUR

YEARS AGO.

THEY STOPPED COMING TO

CHURCH.

THEIR SON BECAME A DEACON

AND THEY ARE NOW COMING TO

CHURCH.

I WAS MARRIED AT THIS

CHURCH.

I HAVE FORGIVEN THEM, BUT

FEEL THEY SHOULD BE MARRIED

AT ANOTHER CHURCH.

IT WILL BE HIS FOURTH

MARRIAGE AND HER THIRD.

I HAVE BEEN PRAYING ABOUT

THIS SITUATION AND HOPE YOU

CAN HELP ME TO HAVE A CLEAR

ANSWER FROM GOD."

Pat: THE LOCATION OF A

NON-SANCTIONEDED MARRIAGE

SANCTIONED MARRIAGE IS

REALLY IRRELEVANT.

IN THE OLD DAYS, THEY HAD

ONLY ONE CHURCH.

THE CHURCH AT EFASIS, THE

WHOLE TOWN.

AND IF SOMEBODY WAS

MISBEHAVING, THE WHOLE

CHURCH COULD SHUN THEM OR

DISCIPLINE THEM.

NOW IF YOU'RE DISCIPLINED IN

THE BAPTIST CHURCH, YOU CAN

TROT DOWN THE STREET TO THE

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OR

WHATEVER CHURCH.

SO THEY DON'T ASK

QUESTIONS.

IN THIS CASE, IT SOUNDS LIKE

THERE IS EVERY KIND OF?

ADULTEROUS RELATIONSHIP

GOING ON BACK AND FORTH IN

ALL OF THESE MULTIPLE

MARRIAGES.

A GOOD CHURCH WOULD GET

TOGETHER AND SAY WE CAN'T

CONDONE THIS.

APPARENTLY THE PASTOR IS NOT

ASKING ANY QUESTIONS, AND

THE FOLKS GIVE MONEY ON

SUNDAY.

IT IS WRONG TO DO THAT.

THEY SHOULD BE MARRIED IN

ANOTHER CHURCH BUILDING --

THE LOCATION -- THAT DOESN'T

MEAN ANYTHING.

THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE.

THE ISSUE IS, IS THERE A

APPROPRIATE CHURCH

DISCIPLINE, AND ARE PEOPLE

BEING ASKED TO LIVE A

RIGHTEOUS, GODLY LIFE.

Terry: MADISON

SAYS, "I'M FROM FLORIDA AND

ATTEND A WONDERFUL CHURCH.

I ENJOY THE PASTOR'S

MESSAGES BECAUSE I KNOW THEY

COME DIRECTLY FROM THE MOUTH

OF GOD.

HOWEVER, I NOTICED SOMEONE

BULLY SOMEONE IN THE

CHURCH.

IT WAS REPORTED, BUT NOTHING

HAS BEEN DONE TO CORRECT THE

SITUATION.

I'I'M READY TO LEAVE THE

CHURCH, BUT I'M SCARED TO

LEAVE BECAUSE OF THE

RELATIONSHIPS I'VE MADE.

HELP."

Pat: I CAN'T TELL YOU

HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT

SITUATION.

YOU COULD ASK FOR A MEETING

OF THE ELDERS.

I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU

REPORTED THIS SITUATION TO

BEFORE.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU'VE GOT

A PROBLEM ABOUT A PERSON,

YOU TAKE SOMEBODY WITH YOU

AND GO TO THAT ONE.

IF THEY WON'T HEAR YOU,

THEN, QUOTE,"TELL IT TO THE

CHURCH."

THE THING YOU DO IS GATHER

THE RULING ELDERS AND SAY

THIS IS A SITUATION THAT YOU

MUST DEAL WITH.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T LIKE

CONFRONTATION.

THEY DON'T WANT

CONFRONTATION.

AND THERE ARE TIMES THAT YOU

HAVE TO DO IT.

IT IS NECESSARY IN LOVE,

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE.

AND THAT'S THE WAY IT OUGHT

TO BE.

I CAN'T TELL YOU TO STAY IN

THE CHURCH OR LEAVE THE

CHURCH.

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH

INFORMATION.

I WOULD BE DOING IMPROPER

THINGS IF I GAVE YOU ADVICE

IN THAT REGARD.

THE ONE ADVICE I CAN SAY IS

GATHER TOGETHER THE

ELDERSHIP, THE DEACONS,

WHOEVER RUNS THE THING, AND

CONFRONT THIS SITUATION

HEAD-ON.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO? IT.

Terry: WELL, THAT'S ALL

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TODAY'S

QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU.

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