Professing Christians pushing psychology, psychiatry, or psychotropic drugs & gun grabbers using “mental health” verbiage to restrict guns

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Let it be noted that I’m not writing this with an attitude like, “How could they do that?” Regretfully, decades ago, I utilized the professional services of a psychologist, who referred me to a psychiatrist, who later gave me prescriptions for psychotropic drugs. Many do not know this. But in some states, police officers shall be seen by a police psychologist when they’ve survived a severely critical incident. But as the adage says, “If only I knew then, what I know now.”

And so, I write.

I’ve been watching some on Facebook, who profess to be Christian aggressively promote psychology, psychiatrists, and/or psychotropic drugs to others struggling with sin(s), and/or what they call “mental health” issues. By their own admission, they even call themselves a “mental health advocate.”

Because it’s not an isolated incident, their activism is not something that I (nor you) should ignore. I am seeing a growing list of their Facebook friends subscribing to their repackaging of troubles, trials, temptations, and/or sin, even relabeling them as “mental health problems.”

In other words, these “mental health advocates” seemingly minimalize or normalize sin. Some turn the sinner (the suspect) into a victim. Almost every person today that dies of a drug overdose is called a “victim,” or other adjectives that truncate any sin that might be involved. I’m not saying that mankind does not have mental health. PTSD is very real in many homes, but that does not make an excuse for sin. Anyone that’s studied the doctrine of man understands that we have a body, mind, soul, and spirit. But the center of all this is the heart of man. And “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9).

That’s why the church’s duty and command (aka the Great Commission) is to preach (or share) the glorious Law & Gospel and make disciples of those the Lord chooses to save. Because the Gospel is the power of God onto salvation (Rom 1:16).

Though it is not the charge of the church to legislate for gun rights, lest that become a social justice gospel. The Christian is expected to protect and defend innocent life. Therefore, gun rights are important. And since gun grabbers are using “mental health” to implement red flag laws and/or restrict guns and ammunition, it is applicable and appropriate to address guns here.  

In an attempt to legislate more restrictions on our right to bear arms, today gun grabbing liberals are frequently pulling the “mental health” card. My own Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (a left-to-the-center Republican) is shamefully pulling, pimping, and pandering the “mental health” card in hopes of more gun restrictions.

But any Theologian knows that guns are not the problem. The heart of the problem is the problem with the unregenerate heart and the sinful fallen nature of man. Regardless of what gun legislation might pass, depraved hearts will still be full of sin & lawlessness.

The first recorded homicide / domestic violence was Cain sinfully killed his brother Abel and he used a rock. David righteously killed a Philistine with a pouch full of rocks (an acquired headshot) while finishing him off with the Philistine’s sword. The liberals are not trying to ban rocks.

Over the last twelve months, I’ve had 300 tons of rock delivered to our homestead. So, if my Sniper rifle jams while thwarting a threat to our lives, I still have a lot of rocks. So, should the corrupt FBI or ATF raid my homestead because I have an arsenal of assault rocks?

While preaching and sharing the Gospel in the aftermath of a terrorist attack (by Muslims) in my previous community, I was approached by various media outlets. During those interviews, they promoted the narrative that a solution to terrorism is more gun restrictions. In this impromptu interview with MSNBC News, they hoped to get a favorable soundbite from me. But as you can see, I denounced that narrative and gave them the Gospel instead.And the only reason I discussed guns, is that was in response to her soliciting the topic of guns. Nonetheless, throughout that evening I did not share the need for mental health awareness with the masses, I shared the Gospel with them.

It is unwise for people to promote psychology and drug prescriptions on an anonymous internet. But for professing Christians (or the church) to do this on social media is a form of medical and theological malpractice. Aside from the potential dangers of psychology, psychiatry, and psychotropic drugs, let me briefly address psychotropic drugs. This is one of those I wish I knew then what I know now learning moments.

The Scriptures warn in Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

The word “sorcerers” is the Greek word ‘pharmakeus’ (or pharmakeia) which is where we get our modern words pharmacy and pharmaceutical from, aka drugs. It also means a person that practices magic, or sorcery. Anything that can affect or alter the mind is in fact a drug, sorcery, and/or witchcraft.

As a follower of Christ, my intentions are not to assist others in masking their sin with a pill bottle or a bottle of alcohol. It is to encourage others to get off the bottle and prescribe to them the Great Physician, not Big Pharma or other gods or idols.

As John Owen’s said, “Be killing sin, or sin will be killing you!”

What this world needs now is the glorious Gospel, not a mental health social justice gospel. And what the church has always needed, is good old-fashioned Biblical discipleship.

Though a sinner’s salvation is monergistic. Holy Spirit willing, we have a synergistic responsibility in our progressive sanctification. And that should not be done alone. So don’t run to Facebook for help. Especially to people impersonating medical doctors. Repent, while running to God and thrusting yourself upon Christ. Secondarily, run to the brethren in your local church that practice Biblical orthodox discipleship. And if you need medical advice, contact your own primary care physician.

In closing, below are a few of the many passages warning against worldly wisdom.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:1-2

“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”; – 1 Corinthians 3:19

“For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” – Colossians 2:1-10

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:1-17 

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*In the above impromptu interview with MSNBC, I failed in giving her the whole counsel of God. And I was wrong for saying “Christ died for their sin.” Christ’s atonement was limited to His elect. And since I am not omniscient, I cannot know whom His elect is (or will be) while evangelizing. The proper words should have been “Christ died for sinners,” or “Christ died for the elect.”

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