Couple Found Guilty for Refusing to Seek Medical Treatment

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There are no winners in the sad case of a husband and wife who did not seek medical attention for their gravely ill newborn:

A Johnson County jury found a husband and wife guilty of reckless homicide refusing to seek medical treatment to help their gravely ill newborn daughter, relying instead on prayer.

The infant died about 31 hours after her birth.

Maleta Schmidt, 30, and Dewayne Schmidt, 35, rural Franklin, each face up to eight years in prison.

What the Schmidts did to help their critically ill daughter, Rhianna Rose Schmidt, was not disputed at trial. They never sought medical assistance or treatment. An autopsy showed Rhianna died of sepsis, a blood infection contracted at birth -- an infection that could have been cured easily, a doctor testified.

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IndyChristian notes, "Sadly, the prosecutor, the county, the state, nor the federal government would have cared, had it occurred 31 hours earlier. "

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Further, we've encouraged Christians to blog about this issue in terms of whether this is a case of extremist Christians flying in the face of good, God-given intelligent reasoning (and theology)... or not. As we all know, extremism -- beyond Biblical wisdom -- undermines the real message of the gospel and the Church, and our call to LIFE.

Salvation comes by grace, through faith, unto work,
not by works lest any doctor boast (babies die in hospitals too)
but by the grace of God, through faith in Christ,
unto the works of the holy spirit which doctors occasionaly do.

The couple is guilty of faith without works,

but many do well to avoid faithless doctors.
http://gopchristian.blogspot.com/2005/04/child-rape-maldiagnosis-coerced.html

Faith without works doesn't work,

nor faith in work without faith.




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