Doesn’t taking medicine nullify one’s faith? Should medicine be taken when one is praying for God to heal him? For thousands of years whole-hearted, bible-believing Christians have wondered if taking medicine is biblical, or if it is against sound doctrine. Others have been taught that taking medicine contradicts faith and hinders God from healing them. It is interesting to note that the answer to this question is one of the doctrines that distinguish true Christianity from heretical religious organizations, who often prohibit the use of medicine. First, let’s look at what Bible says about taking medicine general. ~ “Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people?” (Jeremiah 8.22).