Mental Illness and Demonic Activity

Friday, 01 Nov 2019

The famous preacher John Chrysostom . . . mentioned contemporary physicians as examples of compassion toward those who lived with a mental illness, even when the illness took on violent expressions.
We are drawn to extremes, because they help us categorize the world around us. We like things that are black and white, right or wrong, good or bad. Categorizing saves us the time and exhausting efforts of trying to understand what is beyond our comprehension. Mental illness, especially in its most serious forms, jolts us out of our well-organized systems and challenges our complacent belief that we can control what’s around us. It baffles scientists, who are still working at finding satisfying answers. And it baffles Christians, especially those who have comfortably settled in a world of good ...

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