Assurance of Salvation for the Mentally Ill

  ”So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs.” RomansContinue reading “Assurance of Salvation for the Mentally Ill”

When Does Depression Become Sin?

The Bible is chock full of commentary on depression. King David experienced intermittent times of intense darkness.  He was a man who had to work through a great deal of it, and we can see that he succeeded in breaking through into freedom. Would David today be treated with antidepressants?  Could he have been treated at aContinue reading “When Does Depression Become Sin?”

Has God Given Up on You?

“If we are unfaithful,    he remains faithful,    for he cannot deny who he is.”  2 Timothy 2:13, NLT There can be times of a great despair; when sin or sickness is definitely in the spotlight. Losing hope is an easy response for mere mortals like us. There can be a place where the darkness won’t lift; andContinue reading “Has God Given Up on You?”

Everything is Broken

I’m really sad today.  There are just too much hurts, too many casualties, too many victims.  Job’s own reflection was that “man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward” [not really sure I know what the last part means, but the first part is perfectly clear]. We are all citizens of this fallen world. Continue reading “Everything is Broken”