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Paul November 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm

I have to say, I was saddened by your article. I am a church worker and part-time pastor who also wrestles with anxiety and panic attacks … and self harm. To literally demonize this struggle as you have (ie leave the impression to readers that this is a demonic struggle) belies an ignorance about the realities of mental health. I fully believe in the power of prayer and of God’s hand in the lives of His people; I also fully believe in the knowledge the Lord has given us, and using it to help heal the mind – just as we do with the body.

Jack Wellman November 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm

Hello Paul. Thank you for your comment sir. I think you are not being fair to the author about this article. Dr. Williams wrote, “It is very common to find people with obvious demonic affliction actively engaged in cutting and often they pick their skin raw with their fingernails until it bleeds” and I have found this to be true. I have preached in a state hospital where some are incarcerated becasue of crimes but much of it was due to their mental illness. Yes, God can heal and does heal, but sometimes the mind cannot be healed without the assistance of medication. There are things like brain chemical imbalances but when the person has a mental illness and is not saved, they are open to demonic attack, and I have seen evidence ot it. If you broke a bone, do you not go to the doctor to have it set? The same thing for those who are experiencing mental illness. It is not alack of their faith but they need medical help. Jesus said the sick need a physician. I stand by what Dr. Williams wrote. I have experience as I preach to these who battle mental illness.





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