Sermon No: 1329-Do I have a soul - Part 1
SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 1
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 24 November 2013
Topic Groups: THE SOUL, PSYCHOLOGY, APOLOGETICS
Sermon synopsis: Does man have a soul and/or spirit?
Not according to many atheistic psychiatrists and neuroscientists.
Materialists and atheists maintain that the physical world is all there is, and that man has no soul. Consequently, death results in physical extinction or annihilation and there is no such thing as immortality.
This materialist form of psychiatry says you’re only matter - therefore bad behaviour is due to a chemical imbalance in your brain. Thus you are sick and your behaviour can be treated by drugs which alter your chemical balance.
While some today try and synthesize Christian Counselling and Psychology, are the two in any way compatible?
Is Bipolar Disorder a real disease or a fabricated disorder to excuse bad behaviour?
Did Legion in the gospel accounts have Multiple Personality Disorder or was he demon-possessed?
Are ADD and ADHD real illnesses like cancer or heart disease, or another fabrication so that children can also be drugged and hence contribute to the coffers of the multi-billion dollar psychiatric medication industry?
On judgement day, will God accept sick notes from your psychiatrists as an excuse for your sinful life?