There are Christians who wrongly believe mental health is demonic. There are Christians who will live and die on the sword of Bible quotes, to back up their opinions.
There are many Christians who believe mental health disorders like Schizophrenia & Multiple Personality Disorder are demonic possession. They are wrong.
Many Christians are highly deluded people, who truly believe they are ‘better’ than others, are ‘know it alls’ and often know very little, their sheltered lives affording them little wisdom and depth of character. Yes, they can quote Bible verses, but not with any depth of true wisdom and understanding.
Had I have known this, I would not have been so open about my mental health – Complex PTSD, to my Church, because this has already been used against me.
Now, I know I am a child of God, loved by God, chosen by God, drawn to God and I know He loves me, protects me, provides for me and my family.
I know I am none of these abusive remarks/opinions, made by ‘religious’, abusive, sinful men.
I have been told by my counsellor and doctor – both highly professional in mental health and mature strong Christians, that I am not absolutely not demonic.
But, these remarks, trigger hurt caused from my childhood, where I was called ‘bad’, told I deserved hurt and harm, and was blamed for harm.
So, having Complex PTSD, means I have triggers to past abuse. These triggers create flashbacks, that I cannot control, cannot stop – they happen fast in immediate response to the trigger.
Calling me anything ‘bad’, which obviously ‘demonic’, ‘a child of the devil’ etc, is ‘bad’. Very ‘bad’.
So, having been to Church on Sunday and seeing these ‘charming’ people who have quoted these remarks, being the immature, ungodly, lacking in maturity in every way, narcissistic traits people that they are – has triggered all this hurt they caused. Hurt that has been ignored, condoned, accepted and enabled by others around them.
I am completely aware that going to Church, where these people would be, has triggered emotional flashbacks all week, and I know I cannot continue going there. The cost of what happens as a result, it too high.
I know God will be very angry about this, this level of sin, caused to someone severely hurting from the past, hurt further by sinful people masquerading as Christians, will not sit well with Him at all. Causing division in His Church, attempts to separate people from His Church, with lies and harm, will not be okay with the God I know. God loves us all, but He hates sin, and sin is what this is.
It is highly abusive to call anyone demonic, or insinuate they are a child of the devil and it is sin, religious/spiritual abuse and quite clearly very wrong.
And sadly, it goes on and I know, it has already happened to me.
And I have every right to be upset about this, and I refuse to allow anyone to tell me differently.