Our Scripture Verse for today is John 14:27 which reads, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Jay E. Adams. He said, “Evil is powerful, but good is more powerful. In fact, evil is so powerful that only good has the power to overcome evil. Darkness can be driven away only by light.”
In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “Chapter 4: A Little-Known Country” (Part 8):
I believe that the examination before the staff came on that day, Tuesday, October 12,, though I am by no means sure. As I remember it, there were a number of women present, who sat, most of them, on the south side of the room. I think it was in the library rather than in the assembly-room on the third floor. I cannot remember the books, but I do not recall climbing any stairs, and I remember very distinctly that when the examination was over, I took it into my head to wander down the corridor, to the east and was promptly subdued by four or five attendants.
As to the examination itself, I can remember Dr. Campbell’s pleasant manner and his snapping eyes and the many questions he asked me. Most of the time my answers were very slow. I was sunk in my own thoughts and I tried to wait until the answers came of themselves. The questions seemed to center about my ideas of the “family of four.” Other questions had to do with my delusions of grandeur. I had myself something to say about having come to the end of the trail and having gone all the way around the circuit. I also expressed my indignation at being brought in before all those women in a bath-robe. I was also indignant at being brought to the hospital by force. I could not talk unless I were free. Dr. Campbell made some remarks about the need of avoiding force in committing patients. This raised my opinion of him but it did not mollify me sufficiently to permit me to shake hands with him when it came time to leave.
Then followed my first, though not my last experience in a cold-pack. I was much interested in the proceedings and saw two possible explanations. Dr. Campbell had just extracted from me the admission that I was a very exalted personage. Either they were going to exploit me in some horrible way, or else there was a more benevolent purpose, that of demonstrating to me the error of my ideas of grandeur. As nearly as I can remember, I really hoped that they might succeed in the latter purpose for those ideas were agonizing and I awaited the results of the demonstration with much interest. But all that happened was that I became unconscious. That for me was the usual effect of the cold-pack. Aside from these periods in the cold-pack I did little sleeping.
In our next podcast, we will continue with Part 8 of Chapter 4, “A Little Known Country”.
Now, if you have come across this podcast, and do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Until next time, my friend, God bless!