The Brain And Mind-Part 1

Posted By on Monday, October 09, 2017

Brain – The physical organ that operates the entire body. Complex and not even began to be understood until the 1890’s with any medical expertise.

Mind – Spiritual portion of us that operates through the brain, invisible and seen by speech and actions through the human body. Not our spirit, but connected to our spiritual nature.

1.WHAT IS THE MIND?

Proverbs 25:28 – we would all like to control ourselves and think and respond in Christ like manner
Romans 7:21 – there is the problem of indwelling sinful nature
Romans 8 – there is hope of a new nature, at work in our lives now

Unregenerate mind – not born again:

A. Cannot know God

1 Corinthians 2:14 (things – thoughts, perceptions, reasoning and ways of God)

B. Cannot renew itself to God’s thoughts

Ephesians 4:18 - darkened mind, alienated from the things of God (life of God)

Amazing what the natural mind can do:

Turn over a new leaf
Be sensitive to Christian thought, as well as all world religions
Overcome additions – anger management, alcohol, drugs
Have high IQ’s
Love to the highest human level possible
Think positive instead of negative, be rich, successful and achieve amazing results in life

Some things that unbeliever (unregenerate) have figured out:

We create change in our lives by gaining control of our thoughts
We think irrationally
Our thoughts affect behavior – they also create our emotions
Self-talk is the key to conditioned behavior
Emotional intelligence can grow
Conditioning and environment play a part in the bent of sin nature
Self-awareness leads to self-management
You can re-wire your brain – hardwiring can be changed
We can place anger and even sexual energy in healthier contexts
You can live an offense free life through “offense free” training
Social awareness leads to relationship management