Spiritual matters cannot be diagnosed by medical doctors

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. – Romans 15:4

I have finally read the ending of the book, Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal, by Dr. Richard Gallagher.

Dr. Gallagher talked about how televangelists would become rich from victims of demonic activity. How fake healers and irresponsible ministers intentionally or ignorantly harmed others.

He described the ex-boyfriend of a women killing her during his rage against demons he said possessed her. This man was later determined to be suffering from paranoid delusions, possibly brought on by drugs.

He makes the important point that it is in error that many people believe that spiritual problems can be helped by the physical such as medicine.

You would not go to a medical General Practitioner if you are under spiritual attack. The medical doctor is not a practitioner of the spiritual.

Spiritual problems are best handled through trained believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who is God.

Yet the spiritual problems that can cause mental and physical problems can be taken care of in two ways: the spiritual can be helped by ministers of the Word of God, and the physical and mental problems can be treated medically.

A profound message for me in this book is that spiritual issues are real, and a trained mental health clinician who has knowledge of this can be a resource to rule-out mental illness in a person who presents as being demonically possessed or who is under spiritual attack.

A person might want to think about whether their mental health problem is truly about mental health, or if there is any possibility that they may be under spiritual attack.

Asking a psychiatrist or psychologist who has an open mind to assess them for mental health issues could help them talk about symptoms, and illicit professional support around any possible need for Christian intervention.

Dr. Gallagher should be recognized for his great contribution to the psychology of science, and that science won’t recognize the true realities of spiritual issues.

Christianity should be available so that people can openly talk about issues of the demonic and spiritual realities.

Stronger Christian messages of the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, what that means and why we need that might help people seek God for their deliverance.

Mankind’s sin and their eternal life also would be helpful for many to consider in their desiring to be free of evil spirits.

We could make these topics of mankind’s sin, deliverance from evil spirits and eternal life with God a major message for the public who have no knowledge of these issues.

Rather than shroud the truth of the bible due to any embarrassment, Christians should be speaking about the bible regularly.

Pastors should not cater to the world to tickle their ears but teach the truth from the entire bible.


My spiritual warfare: a few experiences (audio)

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. – 1 John 4:4

in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. – 2 Corinthians 2:11

You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-and shudder. – James 2:19

Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in a live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.” – Matthew 12:45

I’m continuing to read, “Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal” by Richard Gallagher, M.D.

Today I’m sharing a few, very brief experiences I have had in my own spiritual battles. Believing in Christ Jesus has been my only relief from spiritual warfare.

Yesterday I described how I grew up in an atheist family which contributed to my demonic attacks, briefly.

There is far more to the story, and the worldwide story of demonic activity as well as down through history. Be awake, be wise, make Christ Jesus your guide.

Please note that my comments below in the audio recording are a brief overview of my thoughts on the demonic activity I’m talking about. It is by no way complete in what I could write – that would be a large publication. Maybe a book.

At around 2:00 minutes in the audio recording I’m just warning people who want to study other world beliefs and religions to be careful, don’t ask spirits to come into your life. It’s dangerous. I could have explained that better in the audio.


Teaching a child about Christ

Get some Christian help with demons

Demonology: are mental health professionals trained to understand this?

Supernatural realities

Follow Jesus, not Satan

Jesus heals us spiritually, including from the suffering of demonic warfare

Sin. You will die unless you repent, change your ways, and follow Christ Jesus

How spiritual truth is lost in dangerous teaching of secular psychology

My Christian walk began this way

No Longer A Therapist

Welcoming TI’s Who Are Seeking Christ

Clinical vs. Biblical: People Left To Die

Categorizing Satan’s Tricks Of The Mind

Christian Blogger Podcast – Spiritual Warfare (audio)

Download: mental health courts

PDF file: A General Description Of An Involuntary Hold Process For Mentally Ill Patients ~ ~ ~ docx file: A General Description Of An Involuntary Hold Process For Mentally Ill Patients


Supernatural realities

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. – Psalm 32:8

Health Journal – day 15

Do you identify as being a Targeted Individual? Are there really advanced, no-touch technologies that are controlling your body and/or mind? Are demons teaching evil brain-controlling technologies to evil people who may be possessed themselves?

How much of these bizarre, unexplainable behaviors and beliefs are truly due to mental illness? Do we really know?

A psychiatrist (below) may have some answers.

Many of you have described to me the strange happenings to your health, life’s situations, and mental health. You sound perfectly normal but have awful symptoms, “attacks” by strange weapons or spiritual attacks, and some of you are telling me that people are stalking you, breaking into homes and stealing stuff.

These are terrible things to have happen to people and I am sympathetic to their situations.

I also believe mental health professionals are not taught anything along the lines of spiritual, and demonic possession.

I believe people have gotten so bad in life that they are stalking people and are paid criminals to harm people, and steal their possessions. I also believe that spiritual entities who may harm people in their minds, bodies and lives in general are actively pursuing people to harm and kill, and this is real. It’s even in the bible, real entities that we know as demons who kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10).

I also have faith that God will provide insights into this mass, global-spanning problem; demons being very bad.

Exorcism is the topic of a YouTube interview by Sean McDowell, talking with Richard Gallagher, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist whose work includes providing medical assessments for exorcists whose victims request to be exorcised.

In this video; Exorcisms: The World’s Leading Psychiatric Authority Speaks Out, a board-certified psychiatrist, Richard Gallagher, M.D., talks about his work making assessments as he’s been asked to do by various exorcists wanting to help victims of demon activity. Dr. Gallagher believes there are demons due to his Christian faith and does not feel he has to hide his beliefs. He’s a board-certified psychiatrist, teaches at New York Medical, and is a psychoanalyst on faculty of Columbia University; (HarperCollinsPublishers).

Gallagher has written a book, “Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal” on Amazon. I hope to review it and provide some excerpts from the book at a future date.

Dr. Gallagher gives insights into how exorcisms are done by experienced deliverance ministers and or Catholic priests. He said that Catholic priests are usually more mature and highly trained than other priests. He mentions Protestant pastors doing exorcisms but gives more references to Catholic priests doing them.

He has observed exorcisms taking place. He said victims undergoing exorcisms must be held down as they can have great strength from the demons, and can attack the exorcists. They also levitate, which is a strange phenomena that some targeted individuals expressed in my years of interviewing and learning about these abnormal bodily experiences.

Gallagher says “the victim has to work at developing their own Christian lives”…and they must do their own work as well during the time they need an exorcist. It may take one exorcism only, or take days, months or even years before the demon(s) leave the victim.

Exorcisms are under the command of the Lord, ultimately, he said at 35:23 minutes. He said they are fallen angels, complete liars, and tend to be very smart, although some of them “act very foolishly”. They also have different personalities, are sadistic and they enjoy torturing human beings. He thinks “they think of humans as “beasts, little animals, that they are superior to”. Their biggest foolish act was to “rebel against God”, “their most foolish act in cosmic history”. Sometimes they have to tell the truth. They hate human beings, and they act out to be against the Lord.

As you may know and believe, once a person has been saved, they no longer can be “possessed” by demons. Gallagher references a person’s belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as being the way they can be saved from this torturous ordeal.

McDowell said a woman in a movie was possessed. In The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Dr. Gallagher explained that she had physical issues, and she wasn’t able to get the proper medical care for these medical issues, and eventually died from them.

Gallagher said, “she was afraid of the cult, so never left the cult so she was never delivered”. Then another man who was a gang member that Gallagher spoke about was delivered after reforming his life and returning to his Catholic practice. Gallagher said “people are delivered by our Lord, and it requires the cooperation and sometimes the reform of a person’s life by the victim.”

If you want to know bible verses about demons, here is a start. I know there are many verses out there that you can find online, and check your bibles to see their context.

Reach out to the Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ, and he will help you. He is the only way!

Be well, I pray for your success in your health journey!