Many Christians Suffer from a Spiritual Bipolar Disorder
Many Christians suffer from Spiritual Bipolar Disorder, living with different, competing mindsets. One mindset exists in Church, the other mindset outside of the Church. Few Christians apply what they profess to believe on Sunday morning to the rest of their lives the moment they step outside the church walls. This is Spiritual Bipolar Disorder.
The Christian mindset teaches God created the heavens and the earth; the outside-the-church mindset says we are a random chance through evolution.
The Christian mindset knows sex is reserved for a relationship between one man and one woman in marriage; the outside the church mindset says sex is whatever anybody wants, whenever they want it, with whomever they want it.
The Christian mindset knows life has value from conception; the outside the church mindset says a woman can choose to end a life in her womb.
The Christian mindset knows we are responsible for providing for our family; the outside the church mindset encourages us to take from others, abuse systems, and do whatever it takes to get what we think we deserve.
The bipolar list of competing mindsets goes on and on in terms of finance, science, education, entertainment, politics, business practices, church practices, etc.
Christian Overman, of Worldview Matters, calls this condition the “Secular-Sacred Divide” and states “dualism constricts the Light of Scripture to Sunday morning sermons, and does not apply it to business, law, medicine, art, civil governance or anything else outside the four walls of a church.”
Author Matt Walsh, who frequently takes on cultural issues from a Biblical worldview, recently addressed his encounters with those who suffer from Spiritual Bipolar Disorder. In an article he notes that, “I have even noticed, unsurprisingly, that many of the people who lodge these complaints (to tone down the Jesus stuff) often declare themselves to be Christian.” He then goes on to capture the heart of the disorder, “In America today, nobody hates hearing about Christianity more than a Christian.”
Christianity has weakened itself because few let God be the God of every area of their life every day of their life.
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