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  2. naominash

    The rise of the professional delusion

    Well, here's what i think about psychiatry today. They are just guessing. Every individual is different and the overreliance on medication has indeed ruined people's lives. However, I think meds can be useful, if tested on an individual under observation, to see which agrees with them. I don't think everyone with mental illness needs to be on them for life. I was told I would be a " vegetable" without meds. Well... maybe I'm a tomato. Tomato's are actually fruit.
  3. maryjayne

    The rise of the professional delusion

    so you do not accept that mental illness is real and sometimes needs medication? OK. I disagree, but you are entitled to your opinion. People used to believe that about epilepsy.
  4. ladypeartree

    Logan in Hospital

    any news ?
  5. Frances

    Lunch Break Blessing Count

    Naomi I praise God that you are doing better! I have a praise journal. Helps to read it later sometimes and we can see all the things big and small that concern us where God is faithful. Love ya and praying for you. Big hug.
  6. lightmyway

    The rise of the professional delusion

    Excuse the pun, but I do not believe in forcing drugs and ideology down peoples throats for an alleged chemical imbalance in which there is zero evidence..It's not ethical. I have no problem with real doctors..
  7. I have a great friend. Highly intelligentent and reasonable. I have good discussions with her. She asked something today that i need help to answer. What is the Biblical Christian view of suicide? What happens to the soul of a person who takes their own life? My friend says if christians believe in a merciful loving God, how can it be that such a sad tormented soul could be punished for doing such a thing? I do not know how to answer her as my understanding is limited on it. So point me please to actual Bible references please anyone then i can go back to her properly on this subject.
  8. naominash

    Lunch Break Blessing Count

    The sun came out today. I see more new posters in the General discussion section. I got some sleep last nigh. Worthy has been a tremendous, undeniable support. You all are just so wonderful despite how much of a mess I am. I am truly thankful for you all. I got to answer some Apologetic-type questions. I have food and clothing. I am taking a self-care day tomorrow. I will see my girlfriends from college tomorrow and celebrate my roommate's departure to the military. God is good all the time. He is enough, even when everything else falls through. I need some alone time with God. I need to find a way to get that asap. There just need to be some praises and tears and listening and Scripture and connection.
  9. Revelation Man

    3-1/2 year trib/ NOT 7

    Correct. The False Prophet will place the Image of the Beast in the Temple at the 1290, 30 days before the 1260. The Pre-trib Rapture, the Saints of the Old Testament being raise when Jesus returns and the Martyrs of the Tribulation are all the First Resurrection. God's Wrath lasts 3.5 years.
  10. At the beginning of Job 40, God accuses Job of "contending" [fighting] with God and "rebuking" God. God goes on in chapters 40 and 41 to show just how weak Job and all of humanity really is. He compares this attempt at correcting God with fighting two large creatures that God say that he, himself, created. He describes them in great detail, one is a land animal and one is a water animal. There is no definitive proof as to what these animals were [are]. However, the point of chapters 40 and 41 are not to describe an animal and for us to puzzle over what it was [is]. The point God is making when he says that no one could catch or wrestle with these animals is that how could one presume to correct, rebuke, fight with, or go against God if they can't even battle another created creature. To paraphrase it, God says, "How can you come up against Me, if you can't even catch or control these two animals?" That's the point of the story. The point isn't to get caught up in what kind of animal they were [are].
  11. naominash

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    Amen. Those African-Americans who stuck with the Church, I noticed are doing better overall than those who have not.
  12. douge

    HEBREW PARTAKERS

    Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Some say that partakers of the Holy Ghost in verse 4 applies to Jewish believers; some say this applies to unbelievers. Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; In the verse above the brethren are believers in Christ and are called partakers. Above, the brethren are referred to as partakers. Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. In the passage above, we can read that partakers, once again, is applied to believers. Therefore, since partakers in the book of Hebrews, is never used in the sense of being unbelievers, it can be concluded, that it refers to believers. Jewish believers fall away by reverting back to the Levitical priesthood. The book of Hebrews details a change in the law, and a change in the priesthood, because of the sacrifce of Christ. Hebrews 7:11 Hebrews 7:12 Hebrews 7:27 If they reverted back to Levitical sacrifices they would be putting Christ to an open shame. Hebrews 6:6 Like Esau, they would find no place of repentance to recapture their assurance, blessings and reward again. Hebrews 6:11 Hebrews 10:35 Hebrews 12:17
  13. Marandawont

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    Yes, they used to be downtown in my city, no one liked them. Not even blacks. I almost subscribed , but first I always do my own research before anything, but I couldn't get with them saying black people being the lost tribe that God said would be in slavery for what 400+ , when clearly that already took place. AGRRED, no one today. But most black Christians are Christians today because of colonialism on forced religion. This is the valid issue most blacks have an issue with today, and why they oppose Christianity as a whole, they link it with racism, is my point. And in a lot of ways it can be linked with racism, as well as murder (crusades). Doesn't change the fact that Christ is the only way its people who are messed up.
  14. maryjayne

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    There is still lots of slavery all around the world, including recent convictions in the UK of gangmasters.
  15. I'll take question 3. It's actually a number of questions so I'll answer one by one. Why is it all so complicated? Do you have the Holy Spirit and are you saved? As an agnostic, Christianity seemed difficult. As a believer, it all clicked. If you're not sure, this is a good place to figure that out as well. Why did God require sacrifices (including his Son)? God is Holy, good, and righteous. He cannot overlook sin, or He wouldn't be righteous. The punishment for sin is death. When Adam and Eve brought sin into the world, death was the consequences. God is life, the absence of His presence is hell and death. Someone has to die for sin. But God loved us despite our rebellion and sent a sacrifice in our place. In the Old Testament, lambs are slain. Better lambs, then God killing people for the sin, although that's what we deserve. In the New Testament, the final sacrifice arrives: Jesus. He makes us right with God because someone had to die for sin. But God proves himself both Just and Loving by sacrificing His own Son. Why are Old Testament morals so different from my own? Because you and I are sinners. Our flesh hates truth. And without God's grace, we naturally hate God and His morals. Why did Old Testament God focus on one nation instead of all His children? I don't know, honestly. But all humans are not His children. They are His creation but only those who have a renewed heart are His children. But He is the Lord and He does as He pleases. That is His answer to many of our questions. Why do “Christians” read the same book and have such different conclusions? Because each human is different. However, man's interpretation does not change God's character. Would God make things difficult/deceptive intentionally? (Matthew 16:18, Mark 4:11-12) Yes. In Romans 1, I think the Bible talks about it. God is not obligated to reveal himself to anyone. He is searching for those who seek Him. To those who don't care and choose their own way--- He gives them over to further delusions. God can be a "Savage" like that . Those who seek truth, however, He reveals Himself freely.
  16. maryjayne

    The rise of the professional delusion

    what about other forms of mental illness? what is your view on medication? I believe God gave us doctors, of all types, for a reason. Our minds can get just as ill as our bodies. Our brain is a muscle, and a physical part of our bodies, and hormones and other chemical reactions can be impaired by many different types of illness and injury. I think its time we stopped treating our brains as if they are not part of our bodies and just as prone to injury (including over strain and burn out) as our legs or stomach. And as prone to malfunction of a physical nature. Interestingly, brain cells are found all over our bodies, including a mini brain in our stomachs. Given the complexity of our brain and nervous system, its not surprising that they malfunction from time to time. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-feelings-the-second-brain-in-our-gastrointestinal-systems-excerpt/
  17. Christine

    'Father of spirits' - Heb. 12:9

    'Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? ' (Heb 12:9) Hello again, I believe that the use of the word, 'Father', is important in this context: because of the illustration of parent and child; for the believer is born from above, born of God, and has been given a sonship spirit, whereby he can say, 'Abba, Father'. This is the privelage afforded the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Numbers 16:20-22, God is called, 'the God of the spirits of ALL flesh', but it is 'the redeemed', and not 'all flesh' that are referred to in Hebrews 12:9: to them God is 'the Father of spirits' ('our spirits' being intended in the text). Only the redeemed have a sonship spirit, only they can call God, 'Father'. God's chastening has an eternal benefit for all such. Praise His Name! In Christ Jesus Chris
  18. naominash

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    My grandad is actually a minister of the Black Israelites. Pray for his salvation and that I can witness to him effectively. But yes I agree. Yes, they are very weird. But I love my Grandad.
  19. dr3032

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    Have you seen the Black Israelites? In general, there seems to be multiple communities within the black community who enjoy taking historical societies or persons and claiming that they were not who or what they were, but in fact, were black. Shakespeare was actually a black woman named Amelia Bassano. Remember how the Mongolians would stack the skulls of their enemies outside of the cities they wished to attack, in order to strike fear into it's populace? Well, they forgot to mention how the Mongolians were black. Jesus was black, Buddha was black, even George Washington was dark of skin. The "Egyptian" myth is probably the biggest one, though. For that matter, I don't think there's much to be proud of when it comes to ancient Egypt. Fascinating builders, sure, but they wore horse hair for wigs and shaved their eyebrows if their cats died. Not to mention how the Egyptians were SLAVERS and regarded anybody not like them as barbaric animals not worth regard. Totally not like early America or anything. As for the point of the post, slavery is over. It has been over for years now. Nobody alive today was whipped into submission nor forced to work the field. Yes, racism is still a thing, but it must be regarded in a realistic way and handled in a realistic way. Claiming all white people are racist or that you are an Egyptian, Mongolian, or Jewish, isn't going to solve anything and in fact will only worsen it. Black people are capable of so much if only they stop seeing themselves as this weak, oppressed group that the racists want them to be. If you feel like you don't have anything to be proud of, then do something great. Then, as for the left vs right debate, I feel like that's iffy. Race shouldn't define political alignment, nor does it. I'd throw that into the "doesn't solve anything/only stirs up more trouble" pile.
  20. naominash

    The rise of the professional delusion

    I actually agree with everything you just said. With that being said, you don't believe medication is sin do you? I no longer take them every day. But I have issues with those who say "meds are sinful" without an ethical and safe alternative.
  21. lightmyway

    The rise of the professional delusion

    I believe there are triggers for depression and therapy can help
  22. lightmyway

    The rise of the professional delusion

    It’s not scientific and never can be. It fails as a science because no rational model exists.. In some cases yes It does. That and chemical reactions due to the drugs. Especially abrupt withdraw which can cause a host of side effects. I believe Christians should be more cautious and question man made ideologies...
  23. naominash

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    Please make that post. I'm on lunch break.
  24. Marandawont

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    lol, I feel like I have to make another post now. Good point. I will not be victimized, but I can still show empathy. God is so good.
  25. naominash

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    I hear you on the lost political millennials thing . I respect conservatives more than liberals. But I don't trust either party enough to say I'm Republican. I just know that I don't subscribe to the "victim-oppression" narrative the media shoves down our throats.
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