Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Psychology...real or sinful nature
While feeding Wyatt at 3:30 am I came across a pastor preaching of Jesus and how he became of flesh and paid the price for our sin in the flesh. He then went on to say that if people would just accept this concept, that our sins are of the flesh and already paid for, then there would be no mental illness such as depression or OCD. After listening to his shbeil for 5 minutes I couldn't take it anymore. Being the psychology major that I am or was, I came to the conclusion that our bodies were flawed by the fall. After Adam and Eve were booted from paradise life as they knew it would be a struggle. The same goes for today. Our bodies and minds are allowed to be flawed. Obesity, poor eye sight, addictions, cancer... they are all part of our lives because humanity was corrupted by the fall. So when Joseph Price was preaching his "there should be no depression" sermon, I was furious thinking of all the people who truly are mentally ill or struggle with addictions. This all brought me back to the unforgettable days in the "C"-word that prayer is the answer to EVERYTHING. After all, it is because we didn't pray hard enough that my mother died, or so she said. All I can do is pray that Pastor Joe broadens his horizons and preaches of a world that is now corrupted and how to stay pure.