Demon possession & mental illness?

Here’s our first FAQ for this short 3 week series: “Mental illness, is it possession? Can that occur in Christians? Is it discipline by God and not possession? Schizophrenia: is it possession? Examples of two types of mental illness in the Bible:

  1. Saul & Nebuchadnezzar, this was not possession, but sent from God
  2. Legion—clearly a case of possession.

How do we know the difference?” What a complex issue! I will try and unpack some of the threads woven into this question this morning and bring the hope of the gospel to bear to this question.

Here are some promises to savour as you consider the issue:

“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard you hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Pastor Paul

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