No Solution But Christ

The solution offered by the world for the suffering from mental illness is predominantly a biochemical, pharmaceutical one. This is expected when mental illness is understood as a biological issue. But what if mental illness is predominantly a spiritual, relational issue? Then the solutions offered would be suddenly quite different. In fact, to deal with all the issues of sin and suffering of the human soul and spirit, the ultimate and only solution would then be Christ and the power of the cross. By “shifting the ground” and changing the entire context of mental suffering, it seems that the world has rendered the cross powerless, Christ more or less irrelevant and confused Christians with complex medical terminology and concepts. The Church could do well to reclaim fully the “care and cure” of souls. This message was a part of seminar series on mental health and depression. The Scriptures, especially the Psalms, relate to the deepest emotions and suffering of the human soul and spirit.

No Solution But Christ. Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD, Author and Speaker

Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.

2 thoughts

  1. I appreciate the clarity, “Healing is a command.”

    We must be healed and it is part of our sanctification. We serve a wonderful God who cares for our soul. In a world of psychiatric paradigms, the keys are in the Kingdom and His righteousness. Thank you for walking through the Scripture to shine light for believers to get back to the One Who heals our souls.

    1. Hi Don: Thanks for your comment! Indeed, Jesus loves us so much that He doesn’t want us to stay where we are, but instead become more like Him and know more of His abundant grace. Dieter.

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