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Mental Illness: Organic or Demonic?

26 Aug

By Carol A. Davis

On the subject of whether or not demons cause mental illness and whether the person can be healed if they are cast out, I’d like to share my thoughts, not from the perspective of someone who knows anything about demonic activity, but as someone who suffers from mental illness. I have three hypotheses based on my experience, as well as things I’ve read and been told by doctors. I’m completely open to the possibility that I could be wrong on all of them.

1. I think sometimes it can be a real illness not caused by demons:

I understand that there are “functional” diseases and “organic” diseases. True, severe mental illness is organic. From what I’ve read, for instance, regular depression can be functional, meaning it could be cured with therapy, short-term medications, etc. Any minor damage to nerve-connections, or a slightly damaged hippocampus, etc., can regenerate, and there may not even be any physical damage to the brain at all. Major depression is organic. There is a permanent defect and/or damage to the brain tissue. Counseling or minor drugs can’t treat that any more than they could treat amnesia caused by a car wreck.

People who are truly mentally ill will have physiological differences in their brains, either genetically inherited or caused by some type of damage. For instance, PTSD is caused by severe emotional trauma that actually causes physical damage to the brain. A person could receive a head injury and begin suffering from a mental illness. These differences will show up in CT scans and autopsies; however, a mentally ill person can only be diagnosed based on his/her behavior. A doctor can’t cut open the patient’s brain to see if, say, the person doesn’t have enough gray matter somewhere or has an atrophied hippocampus, but the dr. still has to treat the patient in whatever way possible, based on whatever he/she has to go on.

I think that when this is the case, casting out a demon won’t help, any more than casting a demon out of a person who is missing a leg will cause that leg to grow back.

2. I think sometimes it is purely a demon. I think a person could have a perfectly normal brain but still suffer from the symptoms of a mental illness, b/c a demon is causing it. If a person is diagnosed as bipolar because of violent mood swings, if a demon is causing it, then he or she is not really bipolar. They will still receive a bipolar diagnosis, b/c the dr. can’t cut open their brain to see that, and brain scans cannot be used to diagnose mental illness. So if the person gets a demon cast out and then suddenly becomes normal, it makes it look as if every case of mental illness can be remedied in the same way. If deliverance doesn’t work on someone else who truly has the illness, it makes it look like it’s just because of some demon that hasn’t come out yet.

3. I think sometimes it could be both. If a person has a neurological predisposition to hallucinate, I think a demon could have a field day with this and make sure the person’s hallucinations are of the worst kind, and use them to make the person worse, or want to harm themselves or others. Maybe if that demon gets cast out, it will improve somewhat, simply b/c their symptoms won’t be as bad as what the demon aggravated them to be. In that case, it could make it look like some of the demons had been cast out, but just not all of them yet, since it worked, just not all the way.

I believe the cause of a mental illness in general, whether organic or demonic, is difficult to judge, simply because the two variables cannot be seen with the naked eye. You can’t see demons, and you can’t see into someone’s brain without either killing them or performing a non-justified brain surgery. That leaves it open to all types of different conclusions, and none of it seems cut and dried.

I’m going to give an example using ADHD (People disagree on whether it should be called a “mental illness,” but it’s still a good example of the principle). A lot of people diagnosed as ADHD are not really ADHD, b/c their hyper behavior is caused by something else. I believe a demon can cause a person’s mind to race, cause them to be frantic, etc. If that person’s brain has a normal amount of gray matter along with other things I can’t spell or pronounce, the person doesn’t really have ADHD. If something else is causing the behavior, and that thing gets better, whether it was a demon or something else, it will look like the person “recovered” from the ADHD they never had in the first place.

I’ve had Charismatic deliverance ministers try to cast ADHD demons out of me. I’ve had people tell me they “used to have ADD” but “outgrew” it. That means they never had it in the first place – they were just hyper. Maybe another mental illness such as depression, or a trauma, or too much sugar caused the behavior. Maybe it was a demon; or maybe their case was mild enough to learn to cope with and contain. Whatever it was, it wasn’t ADHD.

If a person truly has ADHD, there will be other traits caused by the same brain difference which aren’t necessarily considered bad, or noticeable. For instance, the same brain differences that cause ADD also cause “hyperfocus” in certain areas, which is considered a good thing. I have this. A person who doesn’t really have ADD won’t. So many people, such as college students, take Adderall or Ritalin to study. Those drugs will make any normal person a concentration powerhouse, b/c that persons brain already has the ability to make enough dopamine and norepinephrine, so the boost the drug gives is just a surplus, a bonus. I have to take Adderall just to come up to the level of a normal, dumb kid, LOL! Alcohol helps me concentrate, when it makes other people dumber. People who don’t have the other brain traits, but are misdiagnosed as having ADHD & then recover or “overcome” it, now they’re looking at me like, “What’s wrong with you then? I overcame it. Why can’t you?

I am bipolar, ADHD, and have major depression. Growing up in the Charismatic church where everything is a “demon” or a “demonic stronghold,” I was very emotionally damaged by this belief. I’m “using it as a crutch,” “lazy,” “just dumb,” or have demons that won’t leave because I refuse to stop sinning or renounce some kind of occultic activity. There were times I was advised to try to come down on my meds, because I was making good progress with demons being cast out, or “the Lord told” somebody He had delivered me. Following this advice, on two occasions, came close to costing me my life.

So overall, I’m all for uncovering and dealing with every possible demon a person has. I would be overjoyed to find out my bipolarity, ADHD, and whatever, is caused by a demon. Demons can be cast out. A messed up brain can’t. I’m open to that being a possibility and don’t rule it out. It would be great to actually get the stuff cast out, so I could qualify for health insurance, save thousands a year on medicine and psych visits, to be able to work like normal people and have more money, and be able to tell people what I do for a living when they ask.

But now that I’m becoming undeceived from all the junk I learned in the Charismatic church, I’m also better able to cope with the fact that this may not go away. As long as you’re treated and medicated, it’s not that bad. If it cannot be cast out, I can deal with it. If it can, even better!

PENTECOSTAL CRAZINESS

23 Mar

At 8 minutes 26-34 seconds  of this video clip, a featured  preacher asks a most important question.  He asks: ” Is it possible to be saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled and Fire baptized—AND  CRAZY?

The answer to that question is a simple  “no.”

The preacher held up a bottle of prozac, a prescription made out to him.  So the answer is simple.  This particular  preacher is not saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled and fire baptized.

Then there  is the illustrious founder and leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church. Bishop Paul Morton gives a moving personal testimony that this great leader clearly does  not understand.  You see, the voice behind the curtain was NOT the Holy Ghost.  It was the religious demon assigned to Paul Morton with a scheme, a setup.

The purpose?  To convince this worldwide Pentecostal leader  and the millions who follow and listen to him  that praying in tongues is the answer to mental illness.  I KNOW that is not right.  Why? Because I have counseled too many mentally ill Pentecostals and Charismatics—ie crazy tongue talkers. Could it be that the tongues is the  real reason why they actually  lost their minds?  Isn’t tongues considered “mindless praying?”

Yet another good question.

 Morton thinks the Lord was teaching him something. That it was God that took him into a dark classroom.  That God sent him crazy “to teach him something.”

Bishop Morton further  suggests that like Jesus was led into the wilderness to do battle with the enemy, the Lord led him into “a dark place” and was the voice behind the curtain.

 Yet there is one main difference.  Jesus did not lose His mind and end up with a mental breakdown after fasting 40 days. For Morton to openly say  that this voice he heard  behind the curtain—this voice in a dark place— was the Holy Ghost telling Morton to “shut up,” is evidence that this leader of the Full Gospel Baptist is still quite vulnerable.  For since the enemy was able to deceive him the first time and send him crazy in the bargain, he will do so again.

So I join this video as I warn all Pentecostals and Charismatics.  Let’s face it head on.  Too many of you are losing your minds because you have passively accepted all supernatural experience as being “of the Lord,” without trying the spirits to see if they be of God.  This spiritual delusion has existed now for more than a century, as Satan and not God is the author and the finisher of your faith. As such,  Satan is the hidden god behind your altars and he is in control of your pulpits.  As he did to the Pentecostal leaders in this video, the religious demon assigned to you  has the same motive—to take your eyes off of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as tongues becomes your savior.  The enemy is in control of the mental state of your followers. Everyone of you is not crazy but that is the enemy’s goal.  I may offend you but someone has to sound the alarm to wake you up..

 You have been warned.

Why do People Sexually Abuse Children? By Minister Marlene

31 Oct
 By Minister Marlene
 
Do you wonder why people sexually use or abuse children? When we hear horror stories about sexual abuse inflicted on children, a common response may be to say: how could they? Why would people even think of sexually abusing a child? We find the thought loathsome and disgusting. We often don’t want to dig  any deeper, unless we have been a victim. I want to take a moment to look at just a few reasons why an adult would sexually abuse a child. First of all, when sexual sin, and perversion take place— devils are in the mix. They either afflict or embody the molester to abuse. But doors were open somewhere in the abusers life.
 
 To answer the question: why do people abuse children sexually, let’s look at doors that may have been opened when the abuser was a child:
 
 
 1. People who sexually abuse children, may have been abused as children themselves. Not necessarily sexual abuse, but physical abuse and emotional abuse could be a factor. You might ask, why do people who sexually abuse children, not remember the torment they went through when it happened to them?
 
 One of the answers to that question is they lost the ability to love. They can’t love themselves. All they remember is the power they lost, and the inner turmoil they experienced back then. Child molesters continually seek power they never had. Children are defenceless targets, because of their innocence and lack of power to fight back.
 
 2. Another reason  people sexually abuse children could be their own mindset. For example, the rock star, rap star or high-profile person who feels they are above the law. The rules and boundaries don’t apply to them. They become an island unto themselves. The adoration and praise they are flooded with goes to their heads.
 
 3. A third reason why people abuse children sexually, is because they get caught off guard, have sudden access to a vulnerable child and forget boundaries. Sexually perverse feelings that lay dormant erupt. This can happen with adolescents experiencing strong sexual desire. They might act on impulse.
 
 
 There are  a host of other answers to the question why to people molest and abuse children. The significant answer is that all sexual perversion is demonic activity. If you have been sexually abused as a child, and suffer tormenting memories and other afflictions, call (518)477-5759.
 
 Pam Sheppard and her team of supervised deliverance mentors are waiting to help you get free.Pam Sheppard, 30 years a minister for the Lord Jesus. If your under the bondage of demonic torments, from a history of sexual abuse, call her office now! (518)477-5759

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Minister Kellie Reveals That Depression Is A Demon!

17 Oct

Minister Kellie

My name is Kellie Leclerc, and I was saved by the Lord in the Spring of 1988. I have always desired a relationship with the Lord, even if I didn’t understand what that meant or how to achieve it. It was not until the spring that I was called into new life with Him at age 33.

I was once a captive and through deliverance counseling with Pam, I was set free from a demon of depression. It’s because of this that I began to understand about depression and how demons can work their way into a person’s personality so that they become a part of the person. I am a person who has gone through trauma and became fragmented. I began to  realize that demons filled in the gaps of my personality.  Demons not only gave way to my depression, but to religious and lustful demons as well.  These demonic entities working along with my own free will drove me to behaviors that were contrary to the will of God.

Minister Kellie BEAT Depression

A religious teaching I had learned in organized religion was that God would help me, deliver me and take care of me if I just believed. The question was, what did I believe? This question would nag me for the rest of my stay in the religious organization. A quote from the book The Fake Jesus described my condition, “The primary cause of deception and possession in surrendered believers may be condensed into one word, ‘PASSIVITY’, this is, a cessation of the active exercise of the WILL in control over the spirit, soul or body, as may be the case. It is, practically, a counterfeit of ‘surrender to God’. The believer who surrenders their members or faculties to God, and ceases to use them themselves, thereby falls into passivity which enable evil spirits to deceive, and possess any part of his being which has become passive.”

    I had surrendered myself to thinking that God was going to take care of everything and all I had to do was go to church, tithe, do side ministries for the church and God was going to heal me from all of my depression. The problem with this thinking was, I never pursued the real truth of what I was hearing. I basically thought, “If this is what is being preached by my pastors, and leadership, this is what must be true.” Little did I know that all it was doing was putting me deeper in bondage to these demons.  I lost my home, couldn’t take care of my children, became the most depressed I had ever been in my life and was led into two adulterous relationships. It was only when God called me out and as He slowly undeceived me, I saw the error in the doctrine that was being preached. It is because of this I will be able to help others out of the wilderness of depression, religion and lust.

I am accredited with an Associates, going towards my Bachelor’s in Psychology. I know that for those that are suffering in these areas, I can help you if you are looking for healing.