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And its not a calling for you?
Not by God. I teach because I love to do it. Yes, I prayed a LOT about it before I changed my whole career but nowhere in the Bible does it say that God calls us to our profession other than preaching. If I'm wrong, please point it out to me. I'm open to learn more. That's why all the questions I've been asking.

Wow. I believe we are each given a calling of God, NOT just to preach, but we are all called to do so in one form or another BTW.

Romans 12 speaks of our gifts.  Our jobs often fall in line with the gifts God gives us and we should NOT look down on the giftings of others, or put down what they do. (BTW, teaching is one that is actually spelled out! )

Yeah teaching is spelled out all right. Teaching the Word of God!

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Dentist fill your mouth with mercury; death by heavy metal...yeah, dentist are great.

lol yeah, if you put it like that.. I'd like to believe it's better today, lol. But yeah, I wasn't vouching for them tbh. I meant that they deliver what they advertise kind of, but have my doubts about dentistry being clean so to say too, that's true.
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True clinical depression is completely different from not feeling happy. One is a mood, and one is  serious illness. The word depression is so wrongly used these days to describe things that simply arent depression.
Well that's according to doctors who are experts in medicine which is a worldly phenomenon I don't put much stock in.

Go get your leg broke then come back here and tell us what verses you read to heal the bone.
That's a ridiculous comparison.

Why?  We're talking about medical ailments, aren't we?

Well that is the problem. The classification of depression as such. Is at least questionable.
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Dentist fill your mouth with mercury; death by heavy metal...yeah, dentist are great. 

oh gosh...

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Dentist fill your mouth with mercury; death by heavy metal...yeah, dentist are great. 
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"doctors who are experts in medicine which is a worldly phenomenon I don't put much stock in."

I guess with some, doctors are like dentists and lawyers.  No one likes them until they are needed.
I guess with others, certain titles come with infallibility and they're seen like saviours and well-doers.

It depends.  I wouldn't ask someone to read scripture when what I need is a doctor, dentist, lawyer or auto mechanic.  Likewise, when I want to find out how to live my life in a way that pleases God, I generally don't go ask my doctor, dentist, lawyer or auto mechanic.

That's fine but an argument can be made that reading scripture plus praying is the best option in case of a depression and better than going to a so-called expert.
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The bible says that God appoints our leaders...
I don't think so!!
Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.


Think so.
That doesn't say he appoints our leaders. Our government maybe. We have had some ungodly leaders and God did not appoint them.

Oh goodness...sigh.
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Doctors treat diseases they know little about with drugs they know less about for people they know nothing about.
Doctors are like the government. They're about useless most of the time but we have to have them.

Both hyperboles but more true than people like to believe. Honestly it shocks me a little bit that that is also true apparently of the people here.

Something else that is true of both doctors and governments is that they're placed on a pedestal.

My doctor is not on a pedestal but he is the one I will see about physical ailments.  Where were you when I needed root canal, anyway?

Dentistry is different. It's very practical. Not as mystified as medicine. Again, within medicine there a lot of differences also. Psychiatry being probably the most extreme of the spectrum. Which started the discussion. Don't get it twisted I wasn't propagating against dentists. That is actually a pretty respectable profession especially among high-paid jobs.
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And its not a calling for you?
Not by God. I teach because I love to do it. Yes, I prayed a LOT about it before I changed my whole career but nowhere in the Bible does it say that God calls us to our profession other than preaching. If I'm wrong, please point it out to me. I'm open to learn more. That's why all the questions I've been asking.

Wow. I believe we are each given a calling of God, NOT just to preach, but we are all called to do so in one form or another BTW.

Romans 12 speaks of our gifts.  Our jobs often fall in line with the gifts God gives us and we should NOT look down on the giftings of others, or put down what they do. (BTW, teaching is one that is actually spelled out! )
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