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A Sound Mind

By John Thiel, mp3

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

God has given us not fear but the opposite to fear is a sound mind because we recall that fear hath torment.  Our mind is not sound when it is tormented.  We have an enemy of souls Satan himself who comes to torment our mind with all kinds of torment. What is an unsound mind?  A mind that is tormented. That is an unsound mind.  What can it be tormented by?  Behind all unsound minds there is the troubling of the soul by Satan. He begins to possess our thoughts and begins to stir our thoughts with something or another. Read the rest of this entry

The Remedy for Insanity

By John Thiel

Jesus was not elated by applause or censure from his enemies.

He was never elated by applause, nor dejected by censure or disappointment. Amid the greatest opposition and the most cruel treatment, He was still of good courage. But many who profess to be His followers have an anxious, troubled heart, because they are afraid to trust themselves with God. They do not make a complete surrender to Him; for they shrink from the consequences that such a surrender may involve. Unless they do make this surrender, they cannot find peace.  {DA 330.3} Read the rest of this entry