Neuronal Connections - Chemical Imbalances
What I have done here is to copy the quotes that I had on Facebook this morning:
How many times do we hear now, that bad behavior is due to their sick, mixed up brain chemistry. When I was young, behavior was not blamed on the make up of the brain, but my upbringing, Dad would say, "Get you heart right with God, " Dad never said, "Get your brain in balance," Don't blame the brain for behavior blame the heart (mind).
Its a heart matter, (spirit, soul, mind) thus it is spiritual. Our entire being, the "I" is spirit. Our actions, our behavior is spirit. We can not say, "I didn't do it, my brain did it, my brain cells are messed up." But today we blame a messed up brain for all our troubles and try to fix the brain rather than trying to fix the heart, soul and mind.
Our heart, (spirit and mind) our mind is where we are, it is us, its our "wellspring of life" Proverbs 4:23. Its what we really believe . Its spiritual. Its the inner person, We are not control by the brain in an of itself. We really can not say "I didn't do it, my brain was messed up. It was my brain that did it. My disease did it."
Why do we not want to believe what is Truth. So many people just don't want to know the real truth about life, about their problem, about their suffering, about their life situations? Truth will set you free. Give you hope. Heal your spirit, soul and mind and heart.
So how can we learn how we can avoid what has happen to those who lose the desire to live their lives?
The core symptoms
The core symptoms of depression, of which at least one is required in DSM-IV, are depressed mood, and loss of interest or pleasure. The further eligible symptom in ICD-10 is decreased energy or fatigability, but, since two core symptoms must be present, in effect depressed mood or loss of interest/pleasure are required in this schema also. The reason for the addition of decreased energy to the core is not clear.
The style of preaching and teaching that I have tried to do for a number of years.
Charles e Whisnant
From October 1982 after going to a Shepherd Conference I learned something about preaching. From that time I wanted to teach the the Word of God, the New Testament one book at a time, and with some depth as I went along in each book. I didn't want to take every rabbit trail as I went along, I wanted to say only what the text contained.
So in the 27 years that I have taught as a pastor/teacher, I have strive d to preach the text each week and try to clearly understand what the text is saying in its context to the whole Bible. So I try to say what the text means and then broadening the meaning from that text to other scriptures in the bible that reinforces this great truth and out of the truth of the scripture which is alive and powerful and out of the truth comes strong compelling divine life-changing implications and far more interested in implications then application, The Holy Spirit can do the application. I want people to feel the burden of the implications. Its a matter of obedience and judgment.
I want people to have the confidence that I have rightly divided the Word of God as God's Word and not my words but God's truth.