Dear Naive Christian,
 
If you believe that suicide is a sickness that overrides your free will (despite what actual scientists have shown)- but you hope it to be true to fit into your lukewarm theology—— are you now ready to accept everything else people claim is because of their ? brain?
 
For example:
 
1. Homosexuality… it’s in your brain- you were hardwired to love the same gender!
2. Transgender… it’s in your brain- you can’t help that your brain is in the wrong body!
3. Addiction & Phobias… it’s in your brain- you can’t quit now- just learn to live with your addictions and fears!
4. Uncontrollable temper… it’s in your brain- you’re like a lion in a dog-eat-dog world- might makes right!
5. Sex addiction… it’s in your brain- you weren’t designed for monogamy- you evolved from animals so it’s okay to act like one!
 
IT’S TRUE YOU CAN’T CHOOSE YOUR TEMPTATIONS (i.e., “DECEPTIVE BRAIN MESSAGES”)- BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT TO GIVE INTO THEM!
 
The entire story of the Bible is about choices—- a choice between repenting for your sin or blaming others for your mistakes (Eve), a choice between murder or kindness (Cain), a choice between obeying or disobeying the Law of God (Israelites), etc….
 
God gave you a spiritual soul to control and shape your brain- what you do with your brain and body on this earth God will hold you accountable for. Don’t let anyone make you think otherwise. Actual science has proven that the brain is the instrument of the soul and that the soul can re-wire the brain.
 
“We have to recognize that we are spiritual beings with souls existing in a spiritual world as well as material beings with bodies and brains existing in a material world.” Dr. Eccles, Noble Prize Winner in Physiology, “Evolution of the Brain, Creation of the Self.”
 
“After a quarter century and more than one hundred thousand SPECT scans, the single most important lesson my colleagues and I have learned is this: you can literally change people’s brains, and when you do you change their lives. You are not stuck with the brain you have; you can make it better, and we can prove it.” Dr. Amen, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.”
 
Therefore, by God’s common grace you are the master of your brain ? —- will you serve God and crucify your flesh or serve yourself and be a slave to your flesh?
 
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2 Corinthians 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”
 
Romans 8:5-6, “5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
 
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If you need help renewing your mind and overcoming the destructive patterns of negative thoughts please reach out to Lauren Scienski at info@mpichurch.org asap- we are here to help! “With man it’s impossible, but with God all things are possible”- Jesus.