Mind and Brain

Applyingmybeliefs

With the growth in knowledge about the human brain, we have also seen the use of some of the more modern discoveries finding their way into the lexicon of recovery, both Christian and secular.

While I have no problem with this, after all I am a scientist who is also a Christian; I am concerned that if not handled well, knowledge of the brain can lead to costly mistakes for those in recovery.

My concerns begin with the way we seem to equate the brain and the mind.  The brain is not the mind.  The brain is a physical device that is part of our body; the mind is one of the three major intertwined characteristics of our soul (the others being the heart and will).  As Christians we believe the brain dies with the body, but the soul (mind, heart and will) goes on to its final destination. …

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