Originally Posted by godrulz
Too many Christians do not have a theology of suffering and an understanding of the supernatural work of the Spirit, etc. As well, we tend to simplify complex issues with pat answers that do not work. People without kids or spouses often give the rest of us advice on those things.
My son has rarely had more prayer, Bible, etc. in the last year and this week. A psychotic mind (which will be induced in any normal person within days if sleep deprived, robbed of nutrients, etc.) will not always be cured by prayer, God, deliverance, Bible reading, etc. If it is due to street drugs, brain tumor, demons, hormones, trauma, etc., then discernment and multi-approach is needed.
There is a danger to over or under spiritualize these things. There is a spirit realm (good and evil) and our beings are spirit/soul/body with dysfunction secondary to the Fall, sin, accidents, chemicals, etc. possible related. Man and science does not have all the answers vs God, but sometimes it does on certain things.
Too many think they are experts when they really don't have a clue.
You're right. I once thought I knew but experience has taught me otherwise.