70 million Americans taking mind-altering drugs

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  1. Barbara in VA says:

    John: What a timely post! Just this morning I read an article that really upset me. The title of the article is: Mental Illness Is the New Normal by Jon Rappoport (Feb. 15, 2014) The article was fairly long, but here is what jumped out at me:

    “Never mind that there is no laboratory test for any of the 300 official mental disorders. Just a minor glitch. Never mind that all the prescribed psychiatric drugs are toxic, and some actually cause violent behavior (suicide, homicide). You’re going to see more statements about “left untreated” coming down the pipeline. As in: “We can now manage mental illness quite well. But early-stage onset, if left untreated, accumulates and grows into something far more dangerous. So we need people to recognize signs and symptoms in themselves and others (snitch culture based on nothing).” And in case you hadn’t noticed, early onset can mean babies. That’s right. Diagnosis in younger and younger children is the trend. You thought your two-year old was staring out the window because he was, well, staring out the window? Not necessarily. He might be clinically depressed, in which case he’s a candidate for drugs that can make scrambled eggs out of his neurotransmitters. But it’s all in the service of science, and ensuring he doesn’t grow up to be a mass murderer.”

    As you can see the author of this article appears to be very disturbed by the trend of “drugging” everyone! I had noticed this trend about 35 years ago when my husband and I started caring for foster children. So many of them were on prescribed medications to control their behavior. I was appalled even back then! This subject has bothered me for all these years.

    I will post more about this in another comment.

    God help us all!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      The drugging is getting ready for the antichrist.
      To dull their minds and change reality so they will follow him.

  2. Dan.w says:

    Brother John,I will make your site known to my mom and aunt so they can benefit from you on your teaching from Luke 4;18.Thank you for your much needed and valuable work.Dan.w I will pray it gets out to as many as possible.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Everyone, please make sure that you download the brochure and print it out.
      This will open people’s eyes and win them to the Lord Jesus.
      I am so excited about this brochure.
      The 666 one will open their eyes to the Bible, but this one will win souls.

  3. Barbara in VA says:

    More on this subject that bothers me so much. About 10 years or so ago, I was giving this a lot of thought and realized that most meds prescribed to those of us who were “aging” were not curing anything–just covering up symptoms. I made the decision to get off all my meds and stay away from doctors. I realize that there are many times a doctor is needed and appreciated, but not on a regular basis. John’s health blog is a wonderful place to go for information on how to take control of your own health. I have tried discussing this with people my age who are taking all these drugs and are still sick, but they are convinced they need these meds, not realizing part of their illness is the side effects and the combinations of the very meds they are taking.

    Today, I did a search trying to find the scripture that I knew spoke to this subject. I couldn’t remember the verses, but I knew the word sorceries was in it. So I searched for that word and found this wonderful article with all the information that I had heard some years ago:

    http://www.topical-bible-studies.org/13-0018.htm

    It was reading this information several years ago that convinced me that not only were illegal drugs a problem, but that prescription drugs were as big a problem and very likely what God’s Word was referring to. We need to ask God to show us what we really need–I know this is not a “one solution for all” problem. But God is faithful and will direct us to make the right decisions regarding our own health if we pray with sincerity for His guidance!

    God bless us all!

    Maranatha!

  4. The reason this psychiatrist has it right is because she is quoting my work – although I saw no credit given for it – nothing new. But beyond that let me put it into a nutshell for you with an article I wrote for a minister friend of mine several years ago. I am sure you will like it as I point out the scriptures that prophesied where we were headed with this mass drugging of our world. The article is called Spirituality and Sorcery and feel free to share, with credit would be appreciated so readers might know where to go to get additional information if they need it: http://www.drugawareness.org/articles/spirituality-and-sorcery

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I read the article and it was very good. I will post it on my blog.
      This was a really good article.
      I fully know what plagiarism is, and it is very painful.
      If you are writing more material like this would you send it to me.
      It would be great to post on my blog.
      God bless you.
      John

  5. Sandra says:

    John…I saw you on Sid Roth and it touched my heart. A neighbor came to visit me yesterday and was worried about her teen-aged grandson being disobedient, using drugs etc..I told her that she needed to pray for his broken heart. She then told me that his parents were divorced and he, at this point in his life, did not like either parent. I told her that he had a broken heart.

    I also asked her what she thought about the judge in the state of VA saying that VA needed to allow “gay” marriages. She thought it was ok because if something would happen to them they should be allowed to make decisions etc etc etc.I told her that was not what God said about it and then asked her..what was the only sin that God destroyed a nation for???? (Sodom and Gomorrah) She looked dumbstruck for a minute and then she said I was right and she needed to rethink her thoughts on this…Hopefully I got through to her..I guess we have to be more blunt on this topic..

  6. Danielle says:

    More and more I am realizing how important it is to memorize Scripture and “hide His Word in our hearts!” Now whenever I memorize, I always use King James Version. Thank you, John, for telling us how important it is to do this ! Memorization getting easier now, so I just went ahead & got Luke 4:18 down while we were on the subject … 🙂 – Shalom !!

  7. KDB says:

    Hi,

    I just wanted to add a comment about the Concordant Literal New Testament. This was the lifelong translation work of A.E. Knoch, who died before working on the Old Testament. I think it is a closer translation that the KJV. This is Luke 4:18

    “The spirit of the Lord is on Me, On account of which He anoints Me to bring the evangel to the poor. He has commissioned Me to heal the crushed heart, To herald to captives a pardon, And to the blind the receiving of sight; To dispatch the oppressed with a pardon, To herald an acceptable year of the Lord…”

  8. Ron says:

    I recently read that sorcery in Greek is pharmakeia. Revelations 9:21 speaks of not repenting to sorceries. Arguably the biggest problem or sin in this country is drug use and I certainly don’t see it going away. The fact it’s mentioned in Revelations doesn’t bode well either. It may be I’m way off base here, but I don’t see people running around the streets with magic wands, they’re drugged-up.

  9. Dan.w says:

    Brother John,if we are unable to download printable tracts on God heals the brokenhearted..is there another way to get these tracts?Thanks,Dan.w

  10. Norman says:

    I am 73. I grew up with some wonderful people – heroes of all kinds, as well as boozers and sinners of every description! I also saw suffering of all kinds – not that people complained much – they just got on with life as best they could. Many returned from the war. We had a master at school who would gaze out the window for several seconds, in the midst of a sentence. Some said he’d been a Japanese POW, and was suffering flash-backs. But he carried on: ‘Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome’ had not been invented – or if it had, not many were aware of it. Some I knew suffered from depression, but there was little that could be done. What few treatments that were available were often worse than the illness. Many children died from diseases now easily curable with antibiotics. Tb was a scourge, only just coming under control. But despite all these woes, it was a much simpler, saner and more secure world, largely because the ministrations of the Church in the life of the nation still had such a calming and comforting effect. As you say John, all that began to change around 1960. People’s faith in God was placed instead in science and technology, with a ‘casting away of their cords from us’. TV and motor cars emancipated many from the protected parochial life of the past.
    I have read Ann’s article in the above link. I note the pivotal role of the pineal gland cited – a gland the size of a rice grain, which in chickens, helps them to respond to day length in egg laying (how wonderful are God’s works!) But the New-Agers put a lot of store by it too. So I’m a bit sceptical (Ann) about linking the gland to ‘God-awareness’. The Bible infers that the spirit of man resides ‘deep within’ the belly, out of which, when we become believers in Christ, flow ‘rivers of living water’ – i.e. the Holy Spirit (Jn 7:38); and the seat of the emotions is the heart – obviously not the physical heart! I apologise for being so vocal – there’s a lot to unpack here in what I am saying. Where I do agree is that wherever possible, we should avoid over-reliance on medication; unlike King Asa at his end, we should seek the Lord before the physicians. As with food sanctified by the word of God and prayer, we will then have the Lord’s blessing in whatever route we decide to embark upon. Thank God, our forbears managed to survive without much of this stuff, anyway! As for me, the joy of the Lord is my strength.

  11. Dan.w says:

    Brother John,..I could use 100 or more.Let me know how to get them,thanks,God bless you,Dan.w

  12. Dan.w says:

    Great article Norman.Thank you.Dan.w

  13. Danielle says:

    Thank you, John, for your reply. Yes ~ one day soon I would love to tell everyone how God has used His Word to give me victory as I have learned to “hide His Word in my heart.” I always say that God wants to give us His very best. To me that means KJV !! Wanted to say something on another subject : I feel very sad that SO MANY PEOPLE ARE BEING SO HATEFUL WITH COMMENTS TO YOU on Facebook etc … God is giving you a special strength at this time to take a stand for Him. Everyone, please continue to pray for John, as I know it cannot be easy to do this job and take the amount of hateful, verbal comments that people throw at him every day! Jesus is our shield from these fiery darts … Thank You Lord, as You continue to be our refuge in these troubling times.You hide us from the enemy. You “cover us with Your feathers, and under Your wings shalt we trust! ” Your Truth is our “shield and buckler.” The enemy cannot get to us because we know the Truth !! ~ Shalom my friends 🙂

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Thanks for your prayers and support.
      I really don’t pay much attention to the hateful stuff.
      I tell the truth and left it go.
      The Lord gives me His grace with them, and who knows maybe they might turn and believe in the Lord.
      God bless you.

  14. Joni says:

    @Norman, interesting time to grow up in…..I am almost 57, and I feel the way you do about a lot of what you wrote.
    I have family members all relying heavily on the anti-depressants…
    heavily dependent. Like absolute mayhem if they are about to run out of them.
    I have been mocked and ridiculed in the past by my own family, for my flat out refusal to take them, the very same ones, even when a Dr. wrote a prescription for them.
    As I look back now, at the couple of times I tried, but just could not bring myself to take them, after suffering early side effects almost instantly that were not tolerable to me, I see the Hand Of God at work.
    It was shown very clearly to me tonight, the reason I suffered horrible side effects, for me anyways, was divine intervention.
    Thank you Lord….wow.
    God Bless us all, Joni

  15. Barbara in VA says:

    Joni: It sounds like we had the same experience with an anti-depressant. After my husband died, I was OK for a while but then I realized that I was very depressed. Dr. wrote a prescription for an anti-depressant (don’t know which one) and after taking only 3 or 4 of those pills, I knew they were making me crazy. I prayed this–“God, I cannot take this medication. I will have to depend on you to get me out of this depression.” I flushed the pills and God, who is so faithful to answer our prayers, gave me immediate peace and joy! However, it did take about 2 weeks to get over the physical effects of just those 3 or 4 doses.

    Like you, Joni, I began to see a pattern in the area of medications. Years ago when penicillin was so popular, I had a very bad reaction to it and down through the years I have had allergic reactions to most all antibiotics. pain medications, and anti-inflammatory drugs, I finally realized that God was actually protecting me from those meds and showing me that there were natural supplements, certain very important vitamins and a better nutritional diet to improve my health.

    John’s health blog is so full of the information needed to improve our health. The biggest problem I have found is trying to convince people to change their eating
    habits. They just don’t want to make the effort or go to the “trouble”! It isn’t easy, but believe me it is worth the effort to feel good and to do it without “drugs”. God will help you every step of the way!

    Maranatha!

  16. Joni says:

    @ Barbara, agreed. I enjoy using “God’s medicines”, no one has to twist my arm…too bad all are not on the same page.
    If people could only understand, the symptoms from the sorceries are worse than what they came to the Doc’s for in the 1st place in a lot of the cases.
    But we have been taught to expect quick and painless, and thats the lie here.
    *Please, this is not meant to infer anything, about anyone, I absolutely am not judging or saying I know whats best for everyone, I only know whats best for me.
    I was merely sharing it. Always get sound advice from the Doc when stopping any medications. What works for some, may not work for others.
    God Bless us all,
    Joni