Saturday, December 15, 2012
Evil Can't Be Medicated
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:37-39 ESV)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
(Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV)
Those who have been hidden in Christ are eternally safe in him ( Colossians 3:3.) Darkness seems to have the upper hand in our culture but for those of us that follow Jesus, even death can't separate us from, the love of God. Many in our society have taken on a secular worldview and only seek answers from science and psychology. Medication and counseling can be helpful in many cases but evil can't be medicated.
In the new secular America, Christians are seen as ignorant, irrational and irrelevant people, but genuine followers of Jesus have biblical insight about the current dilemma we find ourselves in. We are all made in the image of God but we have a fallen and depraved nature. We lack the ability to change human nature apart from divine intervention from God.
The recent massacre in Connecticut of 20 innocent children and 8 adults was demonic in origin There is no doubt mental illness was involved but not all mentally ill people commit such atrocities We need to take a long hard look at our moral decline as a nation. I believe we have allowed great darkness in through our insistence on removing God from our lives. Light overcomes the darkness and we need to let the Light back in. - Bobby