“Can the Church Help? Power in Knowledge” (Under the Juniper Tree S1E6)



Season 1, Episode 6
For Thursday, February 19, 2015
“Can the Church Help? Power in Knowledge”

HOST: Andrew Crowe



Show Notes:

  • One of the most powerful ways the church can help those suffering from depression and anxiety would be to have a working knowledge of the illnesses, because oftentimes ignorance can do more harm than good.

Outline of this episode:

  •   We have spent the past few months studying the topics of depression and anxiety and some may be wondering, “What can the church do to help?”
  • There is power in knowledge.
    • A lack of knowledge is a dangerous thing (Hos. 4:6).
    • Due to a lack of knowledge, one could be led astray spiritually (2 Pet. 3:15-18).
    • It is important that one has a proper knowledge of the subject.
  • Why is it important that one has a working knowledge of mental illnesses?
    • One can easily be led astray by many of the stigmas which are out there.
      • There is nothing good about a stigma.
      •  Stigmas lead to avoidance.
      •  What are some common stigmas?
        • The person suffering from a mental illness will more than likely hurt me is one common sigma. He is actually more apt to hurt himself.
        • The person suffering from a mental illness has some sort of sin in his life OR he has no trust in God. This is an idea with no biblical foundation.
    • One could end up with a wrong idea of what causes these illnesses.
    • One could do so much more harm than help.
  • This does not mean someone has to be a scholar in everything about mental illnesses.
    • There are so many things that Christians should be somewhat equipped to deal with to the point that it is difficult to know everything.
    •  We do need a working knowledge.

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