Under the Juniper Tree 027: “Why Do We Suffer from Mental Illness: The Beginning”



Episode #027
“Why Do We Suffer from Mental Illness: The Beginning”

HOST: Andrew Crowe




Show Notes:

  • On this episode, Andrew explores the often-asked question, “Why do we suffer from mental illness?”

Outline of this episode:

  • A question we tend to ask is “Why?”
    – That is the question we will answer over the next few weeks.
    – Why do we suffer from mental illnesses?

  • The Beginning
    – Think back to the original creation of everything.
    – Genesis 1:31 shows that everything was perfect in the beginning.
    – There were two major commands for man.
    – Dress and keep the garden (Gen 2:15).
    – Do not eat of the tree of knowledge (Gen 2:16-17).
    – In Gen. 3 the serpent enters the scene.
    – He convinces Adam and Eve to eat of the fruit.
    – Many problems occurred at that point.
    – At that moment a number of things entered into the world.
    – Death entered the world.
    – Physical Death (Gen. 3:19; 1 Cor. 15:21-22).
    – Spiritual Death (Rom. 5:19).
    – Why were they not struck dead at that moment?
    – It was likely from the first animal sacrifice for man (Gen. 3:21).
    – Sin entered into the world (cf. Romans 5:19; Rom. 6:23).
    – That is usually where our list ends.These two are not the only things that have entered into the world.
    – It seems that everything bad that is in the world came in at this point.
    – That would include disease (mental illnesses).
    – Are you saying we have Adam and Eve to blame?
    – Romans 3:23
    – Are any of us sinless?

    This seems to be the beginning point of mental illnesses.

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