Faith and Medicine with Dr Jonathan Oloyede

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In this episode, I chat with Dr Jonathan Oloyede, a medical doctor and leader of City Chapel, UK, as he expounds on the role of faith in medicine. This topic attracts varying opinions and the perceived mutually exclusive choice, between seeking medical help and faith-based healing, has been cited as a barrier to the early detection of breast cancer.

Highlights of our conversation include:

  • “Medicine [often times] has to do with our physical well-being while faith has to do with our spiritual well-being. We are not to exclude both worlds in a way that they don't overlap” 4:35
  • “Faith is able to accommodate practical action. That's why the bible states ‘faith without works is dead’, there are practical things that we are supposed to do physically” 5:01
  • “…people will apply medical procedures to something like hitting their foot against [a] nail, or if their wife was pregnant, would take [her] to the hospital to give birth, … All these are medical procedures that are natural, and are given to us by God.” 6:44
  • Why do people draw a line between some medical procedures and others?
  • “… your ability to put your faith in God, whether He's able to use medicine, or not, elevates your faith above just the benefits of healing.” 21.31
  • “… don't say I'm not using medicine, and then your cancer gets worse, and don't impose that on somebody else.” 23:49
  • “… Faith and medicine are not mutually exclusive.” 28:25

Dr Jonathan Oloyede, MB ChB, was born in Britain and raised in Nigeria. Dr Oloyede is a medical doctor by profession and currently serves as a full-time apostolic missionary to the United Kingdom and Europe. In 1991 while on a three-month holiday in London, he responded to the call to Europe. He was subsequently ordained into Pastoral Ministry in 1993 and has served full-time for 28 years.
His overriding passion is to raise a global network of one million disciples of Christ across the continents and nations and to see the vision of Jesus fulfilled through the Great Commission and Great Commandments to love God and all people.
Dr Jonathan is the leader of City Chapel and the Convener of the National Day of Prayer UK which saw hundreds of thousands pray across multiple locations and stadiums in Britain.
As a regular radio and TV personality, he is a well-known leader, writer and spokesperson across all church streams including the Black Majority Churches, Historic Churches, South Korean Churches and the Charismatic/Evangelical community. He is a popular events speaker at conferences across the nation and internationally.

He is blissfully married to Abbiih and lives in Kent, England with his two children. He is a sports enthusiast and can be illogical in matters relating to Manchester United.
Connect with Dr Jonathan Oloyede:
Instagram - @jonathanoloyede
Facebook - jonathan.oloyede

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Email - info@cuparise.org
Website - www.cuparise.org
Instagram - @cuparise_breastcancer
Twitter - @cuparise
Facebook - @cuparise
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