Is Surgery Righteous?
Surgery: the treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments.
Original: שׂרטת שרט
Strong's Definition: From H8295; an incision: - cutting
An example of surgery is the circumcision of the males because a sharp instruments are used to perform the covenant.
Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
According the law, surgery is righteous because the children of Israel have surgery when they circumcise their children. There is just a need to understand who is allowed to have surgery and what kinds of surgeries are lawful.
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
The laws of Alahayim restrict the sons of Aaron from making cuttings in their flesh. Thus, the only surgery (cuttings) that the sons of Aaron are permitted to get in their flesh is the 8th day circumcision. Aside from this covenant, they are not permitted to get surgery which requires a cutting in their flesh.
And Ahayah said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:
They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings H9296 in their flesh
Original: שׂרטת שׂרט
Strong's Definition: From H8295; an incision: - cutting
Besides the sons of Aaron, it is lawful for all nations to have surgery because the law does not restrict cutting one's flesh for non idolatrous reasons. Scriptural evidence that cuttings in the flesh for surgery is not a sin in itself can be found in the fact that the law requires that masters bore (pierce) the ears of Hebrew servants to fulfill the law which is a cutting in the flesh.
If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore H7527 his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
Strong's Definition: A primitive root; to pierce: - bore
Only the sons of Aaron may not make cuttings in their flesh to have a pierced ear, which is a testimony that they may not be enslaved unto anyone forever because they are in servitude unto Alahayim for ever already.
And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
Idolatrous cuttings of one's flesh
Now there are restrictions in the law pertaining to cutting one's flesh. We cannot cut our flesh for the dead or get tattoos
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Ahayah.
Ye are the children of Ahayah your Alahayim: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
There are evil spirits that literally bring people to cutting themselves personally and cutting themselves in idolatry.
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
1 Kings 18:26,28
And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:26
Disquieting of good men, forgetfulness of good turns, defiling of souls, changing of kind, disorder in marriages, adultery, and shameless uncleanness.
The desire for change of kind (sex change) stems from the worshipping of Idols.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:27
For the worshipping of Idols not to be named is the beginnning, the cause, and the end of all evil
Now it is lawful to have a cutting in your flesh for right reasons. Its unlawful when its being done for the dead, self mutilation, or changing of kind (sex).
We have to be mindful of the law concerning blood because we cannot have anyone else's blood in our body because it the life of all flesh.
And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.
And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.
For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
Other people's blood for healing of any sort is a practice of the unrighteous. The sorcerers of the unbelievers practiced these things of old and it angered Ahayah Alahayim.
And when Ahayah had inflicted the plague upon Pharaoh king of Egypt, he asked his wise men and sorcerers to cure him.
And his wise men and sorcerers said unto him, That if the blood of little children were put into the wounds he would be healed.
And Pharaoh hearkened to them, and sent his ministers to Goshen to the children of Israel to take their little children.
And Pharaoh's ministers went and took the infants of the children of Israel from the bosoms of their mothers by force, and they brought them to Pharaoh daily, a child each day, and the physicians killed them and applied them to the plague; thus did they all the days.
And the number of the children which Pharaoh slew was three hundred and seventy-five.
But Ahayah hearkened not to the physicians of the king of Egypt, and the plague went on increasing mightily.
With the witness of the testimonies, we don't do blood transfusions. Take heed that even if one uses healing remedies, the healing cannot come unless Ahayah hearkens to heal the person. Chiefly, it is by the Word of Alahayim that we are healed.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:10-13
But thy sons not the very teeth of venomous dragons overcame: for thy mercy was ever by them, and healed them.
For they were pricked, that they should remember thy words; and were quickly saved, that not falling into deep forgetfulness, they might be continually mindful of thy goodness.
For it was neither herb, nor mollifying plaister, that restored them to health: but thy word, O Ahayah, which healeth all things.
For thou hast power of life and death: thou leadest to the gates of hell, and bringest up again
• It is lawful to have a surgery to stitch up a wound or make repairs in one's body.
And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed. H7495
Original: רפה רפא
Strong's Definition: A primitive root; properly to mend (by stitching), that is, (figuratively) to cure : - cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, X thoroughly, make whole
• Healing is by repentance, faith and works of righteousness before going to the good physician.
Humble thyself before thou be sick, and in the time of sins shew repentance.
My son, in thy sickness be not negligent: but pray unto Ahayah, and he will make thee whole.
Leave off from sin, and order thine hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all wickedness.
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour; and make a fat offering, as not being.
Then give place to the physician, for Ahayah hath created him: let him not go from thee, for thou hast need of him.
There is a time when in their hands there is good success.
For they shall also pray unto Ahayah, that he would prosper that, which they give for ease and remedy to prolong life.
Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him: for Ahayah hath created him.
For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king.
The skill of the physician shall lift up his head: and in the sight of great men he shall be in admiration.
Ahayah hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them.
Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known?
And he hath given men skill, that he might be honoured in his marvellous works.
With such doth he heal men, and taketh away their pains.
Of such doth the apothecary make a confection; and of his works there is no end; and from him is peace over all the earth,
Through prayer of the righteous, anointing and laying on of hands we are healed as well.
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and Ahayah shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.