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Brant asks, “Is Jesus Enough?”

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in blog links | 3 comments

Brant asks, “Is Jesus Enough?”

I’ve followed Brant Hansen through a couple of blogs and a couple of radio jobs. He currently blogs at “Air 1 Radio,” and in his latest post he asks, “Is Jesus Enough?

Now, before you read his post, you should know two things: 1) The post is very long, but still worth reading, and 2) the post is about Brant’s struggle with emotional issues and the fact that he takes “mind-altering drugs.”

That last part is what I would like to highlight. Primarily, how does the church respond to people with emotional issues (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, etc.) and with people who choose to take medication for those conditions.

To be honest, I’ve observed a huge range of responses, and many of them are not pretty.

So, I’ll simply ask the question that Brant asks: Is Jesus enough? Should people not take medicines for emotional issues? What about medicine or aids for physical ailments? Finally, how should we respond to people who disagree with our decisions?

(By the way, don’t miss Brant’s video for “I Am Second.” It is one of my favorites… probably because I’ve interacted with him online.)


3 Comments

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  1. 1-12-2012

    Of course God is more than sufficient but since God works through men, then why would taking medicine be wrong? If you had a broken arm would you not splint it?
    God deals with the heart. If u have a lack of faith at the root of this question, then that is what should be dealt with, but if it is a lack of understanding, God can give u peace about this. Those who lack wisdom only have to ask for it.
    Remember that relationship and not deeds is key to a walk with Christ. Don’t get wrapped up in this, it is a soul(mind will, emotions) issue, but focus on the heart, or spirit. The rest will come into line. Seek yr first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added. Be blessed and remember that faith is an action verb.

  2. 1-12-2012

    Dayna,

    I agree that medications for emotional issues are similar to medications for physical issues or even physical aids such as crutches, canes, or eye glasses. However, all believers do not agree with that position.

    How would you help someone figure out if they are trusting their medication instead of trusting God?

    -Alan

  3. 1-15-2012

    I commented on his site. Here is the link I posted.
    http://www.christianhealingmin.org/newsletter/archives/medical/index.php

    Check out the ones by Grant Mullen.