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On Dr. J. Henry Jurgens’ god’s manic-depression

“NEW HAVEN, CT—In a diagnosis that helps explain the confusing and contradictory aspects of the cosmos that have baffled philosophers, theologians, and other students of the human condition for millennia, God, creator of the universe and longtime deity to billions of followers, was found Monday to suffer from bipolar disorder.” as per quote from http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28484

Diagnosis? Oh come on! If this certain Dr. J. Henry Jurgens did a diagnosis, therefore he must have had a face-to-face encounter with his god.

What do we mean when we use “diagnosis”? http://dict.die.net says

diagnosis
     n : identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
Diagnosis \Di`ag*no"sis\, n.; pl. Diagnoses. [NL., fr. Gr. ?,
   fr. ? to distinguish; dia` through, asunder + ? to know. See
   Know.]
   1. (Med.) The art or act of recognizing the presence of
      disease from its signs or symptoms, and deciding as to its
 2. Scientific determination of any kind; the concise
      description of characterization of a species.

   3. Critical perception or scrutiny; judgment based on such
      scrutiny; esp., perception of, or judgment concerning,
      motives and character.

            The quick eye for effects, the clear diagnosis of
            men's minds, and the love of epigram. --Compton
                                                  Reade.

            My diagnosis of his character proved correct. --J.
                                                  Payn.

   Differential diagnosis (Med.), the determination of the
      distinguishing characteristics as between two similar
      diseases or conditions.
      character; also, the decision arrived at.

It's very clear folks! You will see that to diagnose is to identify the nature or cause of some phenomenon. Now my impression with the article is this: How can a psychiatrist like J. Henry Jurgens identify the nature or cause of his god (if he believes that his god is a phenomenon) when he based his expositions from a few books of the Bible?

As cited from that article:

Further evidence of God’s manic-depression can be found in the Bible, in which the erotomania of the Song of Songs sharply contrasts with the sadness and existential despair of the Book of Ecclesiastes. The Book of Job, Jurgens noted, marks the best example of His condition. The book begins with the bleak lamentations of Job and ends with a full-blown manic episode by God, complete with such classic bipolar symptoms as the illusion of omnipotence and delusions of grandeur.

“One of the major ‘heresies’ of Christian history is the Gnostic belief that the Creator, or ‘demiurge,’ of this troubled world is a blind, idiot god who is insane,” Jurgens said.

So, this particular Jurgens whoever or wherever he is now, is biblically illiterate. Did he ever know the acts of the apostles? And why did he cite gnostic belief when he was referring to christian history? Very funny diagnosis, Jurgens. You need to put it in youtube.com so that it will be open for video responses from the only sensible preacher of these end times, Bro. Eli Soriano.

As the Bible is full of descriptions regarding God, let us read few verses which tell about the word “God” and “god” and which also tell about “gods.”

1. And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: Exodus 6:2

2. And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Exodus 7:1

3. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:5

4.  Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. Psalms 97:7

5. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. John 10:34-37

6. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. I Corinthians 5:6

So, it is very clear that the word “God” is also used in reference to earthly and heavenly beings. Now, let’s go back to Jurgens’ assertion that he found out that “god has a bipolar disorder.” To quote: “So it’s up to us to make the best of God’s emotional problems,” Jurgens continued.

In psychiatry, psychiatrists interview those who suffer from mental and emotional disorder. It is a fact that God reacts to men’s behavior, but men has limited thoughts. Remember the article of Brother Eli Soriano?

http://esoriano.wordpress.com/2007/10/21/god-is-not-the-author-of-confusion/

Now what? Don’t hesitate to investigate your faith if you seem to be confused. Remember our topic here is “Bipolar Disorder” and “God.”

When we talk about “disorder” it is inevitable to talk about “confusion.” Therefore, we will dig up about “confusion,”

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/confusion.htm

dis⋅or⋅der

1. lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disorder

http://www.imedix.com/bipolar_disorder/videos

If you notice, it has a treatment. People suffering from “bipolar disorder” are treated with medications by trustworthy physicians. Contrary to Jurgens’ god, the God of the christians is never a manic-depressive psychotic.

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Truly,

Enton Ces