The Message of Faith Abundant Life Clinton
Because man has not trusted God, he has looked to every other source in the world tofind the answers to emotioanl health. But the more theories man comes up with, the more mental and emotional sicknesses that sweep down on our society. Year by year, as we have cast away God’s standards, we dove deeper and deeper into a crisis that is giving rise to every imaginable horror. The arrogant unbeliever insists hat ifwe will just reject more of God’s standards, we will ultimately find the manmade utopia.
Since there is not a single scientist that can explain the processes of the brain, much less the mind, I feel that I should reconsider who I take my advice from. The only theories of man that have worked are the ones that have been consistent with the Word of God. Therefore, I must look to the Word of God for absolute information about the mind and emotions.
We must be careful to separate the teachings of the church and the teachings of the Bible. Tunately, many theories of the church are as inconsistent with the Word of God as the theories of the world. It has been these unscriptural, unworkable concepts of the church, that have caused serious-minded people to look to another source for authoritative answers.
In Genesis, God created man’s body from the dust of the earth. He then breathed into man something of Himself, some of His own Spirit. When these two elements came together, man did not become a living body, as the medical world would have us to believe. Nor did he become a living spirit, as the religious world would have us to believe. God’s Word says that man became a living soul!
Gen 2:7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (NIV)
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)