I'm not trying to pick a fight, especially because i really like you. But if "insulin is a bandaid," then so are other medications. One cannot really pick and choose on which meds are "bandaids," right? Insulin bandaids keep people out of the grave. So can other medication bandaids.
Have you even seen any of the functional MRIs of the brains of people who have severe depressive disorder when the MRI is compared to a "normal" brain?
Have you ever seen someone who has vegetative depression because someone told them their faith wasn't strong enough so they quit taking their medication?
I'm not going to argue with you, but you are wrong. I just hope no one is influenced by your words. It could kill them.
What is sad about these posters is that THEIR “interpretation” of Christianity is still back in the middle ages when being sick( especially) mentally was thought to be a sin of the parents, or that the person was “praying enough”..thus laying guilt on someone on top of his sickness.
Moreover, they discourage people who are sick from getting help from medicine or doctors...biggest example:Christian Scientists who still don’t believe in blood transfusions.
>> “But if “insulin is a bandaid,” then so are other medications” <<
I do not disagree with that.
And the fact that the brain of a depressed individual shows differences from a normal brain is no indication for turning from the ways that God prescribed to the ways of men.
Confession, repentance, and the resulting sanctification is the path to repairing that brain, and no drug or doctor can do that.
>> “Have you ever seen someone who has vegetative depression because someone told them their faith wasn’t strong enough so they quit taking their medication?” <<
Don’t know if I have or not, but the bad advise was not delivered by God. Nowhere does God’s word say that disease is due to a lack of faith; Yeshua healed by forgiving sin (that is what he said himself), and after doing so he said “Go and sin no more.”
Doesn’t that offer any clue to you? Faith Healing is a MSM canard. It doesn’t come from God’s word.