He suffered from a mental illness for years.
I truly understand this as I have a grandson that suffers terribly with depression and mental illness.
Although I do not agree with Rick Warren’s theology, let’s not blame this sad death on that. My understanding is Matthew was a sweet young man that dealt with deep depression.
Greg Laurie wrote about the years of that depression today on Twitter.
Let’s hold judgement and stop thinking the worst.
What is his theology now? I thought his Purpose Driven Life was ok.
Clinical depression is a mental illness and treatable with proper medication and no, it doesn’t turn one into a zombie. Medication of any kind has certain side effects however there are many different types of medication that are available. Having depression doesn’t make a person ‘’crazy’’ or homicidal , more than anything if untreated suicide can happen. I know because I suffered from depression as did some members of my family. Thankfully after a few years on medication I felt better and my doctor could see the results and felt I no longer need meds.
I agree....sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one. The man had depression and he killed himself. That is good enough for me.