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How to cope with schizophrenia with psychotic features?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Suikoden2, Nov 16, 2019.

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  1. Suikoden2

    Suikoden2 Member

    Is it a sin to have these thoughts like blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Delusions that your are God, Jesus, Satan, a national hero, a politician, a military officer and a celebrity. Angry voices provoking me and saying there is no God, Allah is God, swearing at me, telling me to go to hell or me telling them to go to hell, telling me to die, telling me I’m stupid and making me go to some far away place. Lastly telling me to take antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. I don’t like the effects of these meds because it makes me not myself and dulls my brain.
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  2. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

    United States
    Sounds demonic. No, it's not a sin. I am convinced that much of (not all, but a lot) of mental illness is demonic. You are not willing these thoughts. So you are not responsible for them.

    Fight them with prayer. If an intrusive though pops in, think "Christ, have mercy on me...", and start again. Don't give up. God loves you. He does.
  3. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

    United States
    I have been medicated. I didn't like it. Not saying no one should be medicated, but I didn't like it, it didn't ultimately fix the underlying problem, and it did change my personality some. I was coping, but wasn't me.
  4. quintessentialramble

    quintessentialramble Member

    United States
    It's a tough one...if indeed you are possessed by a demon, I would imagine the demon is the one sinning, not you.
    I've dealt with schizophrenic bipolar, with limited capacity of my faculties, and I can say it may lead you to dark places...but the thoughts themselves..I don't think they're sin. But this is one of those things that's hard to assess since it's all spiritual and not all that tangible.
  5. Aussie Pete

    Aussie Pete Well-Known Member Supporter

    It is an attack from demons. You have absolute power and authority over them in Christ. It is not always easy to deal with them yourself, I realise that. Ask God to lead you to someone who knows their authority in Christ and who will help you. You also need to know the truth about thoughts. If you did not choose to think the thought, it is not you. It is not sin to have a thought injected into your mind. It is as different matter if you choose to entertain the thoughts and allow them free rein in your mind. We need to fill our hearts with truth - the truth will set us free. We need to renew our minds so that they are in line with truth. It's a big subject. I'd recommend Jesse Penn-Lewis, "War on the Saints".
  6. Bob Crowley

    Bob Crowley Well-Known Member Supporter

    I think your condition is causing the issues. I'm no expert on schizophrenia, but way back in my early days as a Christian, there was a hostel close to the church, and there were people there with mental issues. Some of them had schizophrenia. I got to know a couple of them.

    The pastor told me one story where one of them came down quite late at night and said he urgently needed to phone Prince Charles. He said it was an emergency. The pastor talked him out of it, stating that he'd have to get hold of his private secretary first, and he'd be asleep. So the chap went back home.

    Illusions like this sometimes seem to be a part of schizophrenia. God's not going to judge you for something you don't have any control over.

    I think you need to keep taking your medication, even though you don't like it. If you stop taking it, I think you'll find your condition gets worse, not better. Meanwhile do what you can to stick close to the church and to God.
  7. aiki

    aiki Regular Member

    I would urge you to get on YouTube and check out Dr. Neil T. Anderson.
  8. Celticroots

    Celticroots Newbie

    Mental illness is not the result of demonic activity but a chemical imbalance, although researchers aren't entirely sure what causes schizophrenia, they do know it is not due to demons. Do not listen to anyone who says it's demonic possession.

    Keep taking your medication. Is it very dangerous to stop taking medication without a doctor's orders and makes things much worse. Many people with schizophrenia will need it through out their entire lives.

    Having an illness is not sinful and neither is taking medication for it. Keep seeing your psychiatrist.
  9. sea5763

    sea5763 Well-Known Member

    United States
    I have it too. I deal with it by taking as high of a dose of meds as the doctors will prescribe. It is a nightmare and I know I can't deal with it. At first I took the meds because a voice claiming to be Jesus told me to. Then I kept taking them because it was easier on my family and silenced the voices. Now I take them so that I can function in society. I don't think you'll ever fully feel like yourself regardless of whether you take the meds or not, so you might as well take the meds so that you can start to deal with your problems in the real world instead of being lost in the delusions. I pray often the meds continue to silence the voices.

    I can't help but think that the voices are spirits, because they think differently than I do and occasionally will know things that I didn't. I made the mistake of thinking at first that God was talking to me, but i know better now. During my last break when I was on meds but I still started hearing voices again for the first time in years, I made sure to test the spirits that time by asking if them if Jesus came in the flesh, and the bulk of them said no or went silent and avoided the question. There was one voice that said yes and talked to me only a little bit, mostly during the first night that I had breakthrough voices.

    It might very well be that the voices are just our brains misfiring. However I wonder because I witnessed so many strange things that aren't easily explained away. But what do I know?
  10. Mollie1

    Mollie1 John 3:16 Staff Member Purple Team - Moderator Supporter

    United Kingdom

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