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Friday, October 06, 2006

The Hope of The Gospel In Mental Health

Just a quick note today. Dealing with mental health issues as Christian requires essential elements that can not be found in secular understandings of the mind. One of those elements: Hope. Do you know where the hope comes from? The answer is not as easy to see at first glance, but think about the real gospel and try not to be influenced by postmodern interpretations of the gospel...that bleed their way into secular psychology.

There is a difference between man's heart (biblical mind) and intellect (brain.) Although one's intellect may be weak, impaired and wasting away, (or even immature), based on the biblical distinction of what the heart/mind is, that person can still glorify God and reflect the light of Christ.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)
The heart can be taught (2 Timothy 3:16) and it must be made new by redemption grace (Ps 51;10) through faith, provided by the Holy Spirit - this is the power behind true knowledge and understanding. In that faith there is hope!

1 comment:

ron said...

I will give this post Amen100 (that is, Amen to the 100th power)