A Little-Known Country, Part 8 (Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #59)

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”.

—PRAYER—

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!

A Little-Known Country, Part 9 (Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #60)

Welcome to the Ordained Chaplains podcast. My name is Daniel Whyte III. I am the president of Gospel Light Society University. We are going through the book “Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study Of Mental Disorder And Religious Experience” by one of the pioneers of chaplaincy, Dr. Anton T. Boisen. This is episode #60.

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Chapter 4: A Little-Known Country, Part 7 (Ordained Chaplains Out of the Depths #58)

Our Scripture Verse for today is Romans 8:28 which reads, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Stuart Scott. He said, “Hope is not defined by the absence of hardship. Rather, hope is found in God’s grace in the midst of hardship. Hope is found in his promise to give us a future.”

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 7):

During the day I was visited by a certain Dr. Klopp, who was said to be a distinguished physician from another state. He had heard that I had some important ideas about saving people. He was very much interested in this problem and he wondered if I would be willing to tell him about them. I rather liked Dr. Klopp’s looks, but I replied that I had rather not talk. He immediately went away. This raised my opinion of him greatly and made me think I had made a mistake. Several times afterward I inquired about Dr. Klopp.

The next night I was visited, not by angels, but by a lot of witches. I had the room next to the one I had occupied the night before. There was, as I remember it, nothing in it but a mattress on the floor. It seemed that the walls were of peculiar construction. There was, it seemed a double wall and I could hear a constant tap-tapping along the walls, all done according to some system. This was due, it seemed, to the detectives in the employ of the evil powers who were out to locate the exact place where I was* Then the room was filled with the odor of brim-stone. I was told that witches were around and from the ventilator shaft I picked up paper black cats and broom-sticks and poke bonnets. I was greatly exercised, and I stuffed myblanket into the ventilator shaft. I finally not only worked out a way of checking the invasion of the black cats, but I found some sort of process of regeneration which could be used to save other people. I had, it seemed, broken an opening in the wall which separated medicine and religion. I was told to feel on the back of my neck and I would find there a sign of my new mission. I thereupon examined and found a shuttle-like affair about three-fourths of an inch long.

In the morning Dr. O’Brien wanted to know why I had put that blanket in the ventilator shaft. I thought there was an evil gleam in his eye, as he spoke. Then I made some remark about the sign on my neck. The doctor laughed a peculiar laugh and said he’d better put some iodine on it. He started to do this but I broke away and ordered him to be careful. He seemed to be frightened, though I had no thought of touching him.

In our next podcast, we will continue with Part 8 of Chapter 4, “A Little Known Country”.

—PRAYER—

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!

Dr. Anton T. Boisen, the Father of Chaplaincy, Says Evil Forces Are at Work if You Are Considering Committing Suicide (Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #56)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Our Scripture Verse for today is John 16:13 which reads, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Heath Lambert. He said, “You will not experience dramatic change in your struggle as long as you use accountability to describe your sins instead of declaring your need for help in the midst of temptation.”

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 6):

I have, however, not only my own memory but their assurance that there was at no time any manifestation of violence on my part. The story of the week that followed I wrote two and a half years later for Dr. Macfie Campbell’s seminar at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, the institution to which I was sent. It reads as follows:

I was brought to the Psychopathic Hospital on Saturday night, October 9, 1920, about 10 P.M. and stayed there until the following Saturday or Sunday. I was then transferred to the Westboro State Hospital. The length of my stay was thus about one week, but it seemed like thousands of years. Throughout this entire period I was in a violent delirium and spent most of the time reposing in cold-packs or locked up in one of the small rooms on Ward 2, often pounding on the door and singing. How much of the time I was unconscious, I do not know, but I can remember quite distinctly what was going on in my head as well as my actual behavior. It has seemed to me worth while to make a record of these memories while they are still relatively fresh in my mind and yet far enough away so that I can see them in some degree of perspective.

My first memory is that of Dr. Gale filling out the admission blank, and of one particular remark he made. I had asked that I might be taken to a certain friend whom I trusted, because I did not want to talk to doctors whom I did not know. Dr. Gale said, “That is clear proof that he belongs here.’

Just what happened that night I do not remember. Perhaps the knock-out drops had begun to take effect. The next thing I can remember happened the next morning. I was lying on the bed, apparently asleep, when I heard one of the nurses say, “He is here on a homicidal and suicidal charge. There must be some mistake. He does not look in the least violent. He ought to be on Ward 4.” This hit me like a thunderbolt, I knew that I had never had the slightest thought of injuring any one, and as for the idea of taking my own life, that had been held only for a short time and immediately rejected. Such a charge was clear evidence that evil forces were at work.

In our next podcast, we will continue with Part 7 of Chapter 4, “A Little Known Country”.

—PRAYER—

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, please keep in mind these reasons to believe. God bless!


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.