The War on Truth: Christianity is a Mental Illness [video]

Craig HueyFaith, Government, Media3 Comments

A growing number of people are now publicly declaring that Christianity is a mental illness.

Similar to the unfounded accusations against President Trump, a vocal and vicious attack is growing and intensifying … you’ll see and hear it more and more

This trend is being echoed by

  • mainstream media
  • social media
  • academia
  • progressive political groups
  • liberal judges
  • politicians

These groups marginalize Christianity in different ways … they act as if it’s a sickness that needs to be treated medically.

For example, Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who declined – because of his Christian beliefs – to bake a customized wedding cake to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple, was ordered by a judge to attend “sensitivity training.”

The purpose of the training was to reeducate Mr. Phillips and change his views regarding homosexual marriage and regarding what it means to be tolerant and non-discriminatory in the bakery industry.

Had Mr. Phillips been a Jewish baker refusing to bake a cake for a Nazi white supremacist wanting to celebrate Adolf Eichmann’s birthday, the judge certainly would have dismissed any discrimination complaint against him…

But because Christian beliefs are thought by many to be a sign of mental illness, they must not be allowed – they must be eradicated.

In a similar case of anti-Christian bigotry, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) attacked Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett – one of President Trump’s judicial nominees – because she’s a Christian.

They mocked her beliefs and insinuated she was unfit to serve as a judge because she dared to have Christian beliefs and convictions.

Imagine the outrage of the Left if Professor Barrett had been attacked for being a Hindu, a Buddhist or a Muslim…

One more example: Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) recently declared Russel Vought, President Trump’s nominee to become the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, unfit for office.

Why?

Because he had written an article saying that Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation … making him guilty of Islamophobia … and therefore not qualified to serve in government – in Senator Sanders’ view.

Those who equate Christian faith with mental illness make several assumptions that have no basis in fact:

  • Belief in God and the desire to worship God are groundless
  • Teaching children to believe in God is “child abuse”
  • Activities attributed to the supernatural are erroneous and misunderstood
  • Belief in the supernatural may lead to harm and must be rooted out
  • Indoctrination and lack of education cause people to “cling” to religion

On the contrary, the apostle Paul, whom God used to write a large portion of the New Testament, was one of the most highly educated scholars of all time.

He was intimately familiar with Greek and Roman history, culture and philosophy – as well as Jewish history and culture.

In his 1st letter to the church at Corinth in Greece, Paul wrote:

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, ‘He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness;’ and again, ‘The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.’ (1 Corinthians 3:18-20)
Instead of investigating the truth claims of Christianity, many simply assume its falsehood and label Christians as having a psychiatric disorder.

Biologist Richard Dawkins characterizes belief in God as delusional in his book, The God Delusion.

He defines a delusion as “a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence, especially as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder.”

He’s not the only one who thinks of Christians this way…

Watch this disturbing 3 ½ minute video discussion regarding the findings of Oxford University biologist Kathleen Taylor that religious fundamentalism may one day be considered and forcibly treated as a curable mental illness.

How should we respond when we are accused of having a mental illness?

  1. Stand firm in the faith (1 Corinthians 16:13; Ephesians 6:11, 13).
  2. Know God’s Word and how to defend it. (A good resource is Josh McDowell’s just-released major update to Evidence That Demands a Verdict.)
  3. Be able to give an answer regarding why you believe (1 Peter 3:15). Always be ready to share Truth (John 14:6, 18:37-38).
  4. Tell other Christians about Reality Alert –
    – write Facebook posts
    – send email to friends
    – encourage people to subscribe
  5. Vote for candidates who will stop legislation against Christians and Christianity.

 

What do you think? Write me at craig@electionforum.org

3 Comments on “The War on Truth: Christianity is a Mental Illness [video]”

  1. We truly need to stand firm on our Christian faith and defend it against these and other abuses.

  2. Only two comments thus far? I may as well chime in.

    Certain personalities in American politics in this recent season have demonstrated fixation on pointed hatred against traditional values and people groups. Yet, it goes so much deeper than that at this time in American history. The level of lostness we see today fosters degradation in even the most basic of values once held sacred in our society. I was born in 1950 and can still remember enough of that day in America when values stood firm on God, family, and country.

    If you happen to be Republican, you might wonder whatever happened to the party of JFK. He was considered a liberal, but he was all about America beyond any doubt and encouraged and protected our Christian values. About values, even those who decided not to participate in the church and Christianity still had a sense of reverence for God, and many had no problem with Jesus Christ. America was strong and the Lord God favored our country, despite its problems, which are common in any human society.

    If you happen to be a Democrat, you might wonder what happened to the party of Ronald Reagan. He also stood tall for America and was a staunch advocate of American values under God. Identity politics and searing mental myopia were not part of the American psyche back then.

    The darkness of this ominous cloud that overshadows the America of today is a new invention of ramped hatred and fragmentation. The enemies of America are dancing in delight at our foolishness, largely fueled by far left politics and runaway media. Some of those seeds were planted as far back as Woodstock. Going back even further was the early American communist party and old KGB propaganda machine. Sound familiar? Today the CCP has largely supplanted that old regime and its idioms.

    They try to call Christianity a mental illness. Well, when herd mentality finally agrees to outlaw God, a deep sense of guilt and despair sets in. It is innate. We were designed with an emptiness of heart that only God can fill. Deny God and you’ve got a problem that will drive you to latch onto almost anything. Left unchecked, unbridled hardness of heart sets in and as they are given over to their natural bent. Blindness takes over. The picture goes dark.

    On the bright side, Christians have a sense of Light and possess the eternal perspective. We are runners in a race. Are you younger leaders willing to step up and accept the baton that we older ones must now hand off? Only God can remedy this mess and will do so on one condition. He must first hear from His people. So, pray. Pray all together. And keep on praying. And get involved.

    A fixed date in history future was established in eternity past. That date is when the Lord God closes the curtain on the final act of mankind in this age. But, from now until then, we have a responsibility to move forward as if there is no end and continue making plans while being ready at the same time. We must not sit down and just give up as so many are thinking, which unwittingly gives advantage to others who are plotting demise.

    Always include a special prayer for those who are lost. They are actually in spiritual bondage that leads to psychological misdirection and utter hatred for the things of God, the true God. They cannot get out it for the most part unless God intervenes. Christians may face problems, but spiritual bondage under the chains of darkness is not one of them.

    I am hoping one or many of you writers and organizers out there will be able to take something from this, redo it if need be, and run with it. Make a difference!

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