Protestantism/mental illness

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I see where you have experience with the mentally ill. Here's a perplexing question: Say an 18 yr. old unsaved person experiences a terrible mental illness that leaves them incapable of asking Jesus into their heart ( like schizophrenia, etc.). What will happen to their soul?

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Barney, thank you for your question. It does not matter if a person has mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar D/O, Schizoaffective D/O, Major Depression Disorder, etc that person still has the capablility to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Mental Illness is just that it is treatable and people live in remission. I have lead people who had Schizophrenia to the Lord. This is not an excuse.

Blessings,

Dr Don Howe, RN PhD, ThD

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Dr Don Howe

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I welcome questions dealing with general protestant theological issues, church history, relationship issues, church/state issues, general questions about religions that hurt, spiritual abuse caused by authority figures in relidion, prophecy questions, end time events, medical/ethical questions and their religious implications, and addictions. If I do not know the answer, I will research the question for you til I find it.

Experience

I have over 27 years of experience in doing ministry as a bivocational minister. I do volunteer ministry in nonprofit organizations that can not afford to pay anything. I have over 40 years of experience working in the psychiatric/mental health field dealig with yout, mentally ill, emergency room violence, and dealing with a large amount of substance abuse. I have worked in emergency room dealing with domestic violence. I am presently doing volunteer work as a chaplain for domestic violence ministry. I work full time as a Profesional nurse in a large county jail system.

Organizations
American Association of Christian Counselors, Baptist Nursing Fellowship, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Therapon Institute, Victim Relief Chaplain & Counselor Association, International Board of Christian Counselors, American Society of Christian Therapists.

Publications
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Education/Credentials
PhD, Therapon University, USVI 12/07 in Biblical Counselor. DCC Southwest Bible College & Seminary, Jenning, LA 04/05 in Christian Psychology. DMin Slidell Baptist Seminary 01/05 Slidell, LA. ThD Slidell Baptist Seminary Slidell, LA 02/04 Slidell, LA. D.D. Slidell Baptist Seminary, Slidell, LA 07/03. Tyndale Seminary, Ft Worth, Tx 2001-2003, BSN UTA Arlington, TX 05/93. ADN, Midwestern State Univ., Wichita Falls, Tx 5/77.

Awards and Honors
Board Certified Christian Counselor by International Board of Christian Counselors, Issued 01/24/06.

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