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FIRST PLACE ESSAY
“What will set me, as a Christian
chiropractor, apart from any other
by: Chris Boman
An ethical chiropractor's responsibility is to do what is best for the greater
good; my responsibility, as a future Christian chiropractor, lies with God. He will guide
me, heal through me, and use me to tell the Good News worldwide and that will set me
apart from other doctors.
The Bible is full of God's wonderful promises to those who proclaim His name.
Proverbs 3:5-6 reads "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Before I get to God's promise, I must address our duties. We, as chiropractors, need to trust God when we hear
Him despite the worldly perspective, scientific evidence, or pressure from other doctors. Additionally, we need to
give all credit to the One who deserves it in every situation. When we honor Him with our lives God promises to
make our paths straight, or as some translations say "direct our paths." While working as a chiropractor, I will
have an undeniable, divine confidence that will undoubtedly set me apart from ethical but secular chiropractors.
Speaking to a Samaritan woman at the well '13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be
thirsty again,14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become
in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life'" John 4:13-14 (NIV). As a chiropractor, I will have the ability to
adjust physical bodies, but with God speaking through me, I will also have the opportunity to adjust spiritual
bodies. While no human can change a heart, God may choose to use me as His vessel to witness to the weak,
sick, and lost. God will use my hands to heal vertebral subluxations and words to heal spiritual ones. Those
spiritual "adjustments" could lead to salvation and an eternal life with the almighty Healer.
As a doctor, I will have the privilege of trust and the knowledge to teach. As a Christian teacher, I will
explain, to my patients, that a healthy body is pleasing to God. It says in 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 (NIV) "Do you not
know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are
not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your
body." We don't want our Lord and Savior to live in a broken temple! It is
our duty to maintain the bodies Christ bought with his pure and perfect
blood. Subluxations interfere with the body's ability to fully express its
created health potential. My job as a chiropractor will be to locate and
correct subluxations and teach that the body will heal its self. My patients
know that God created in us a "doctor within" that doesn't need synthetic
drugs, vaccines, or antibiotics. It needs nothing added to it, just
interference removed from it. It pleases God when we take care of our
bodies, and chiropractors help us maintain optimum health.
My practice will provide healing for all aspects of life—the spiritual part
being paramount. An ethical chiropractor treats the body alone; I, a
Christian chiropractor, will heal through the power of Christ the body and
soul. I will share that God is our strength when we are weak (2 Corinthians
12: 9, 10) and dedicate my time, money, and skill for His purpose. I will be
different from a ethical but secular chiropractor because all credit, power,
wisdom, and healing will be through God’s name alone.