No crime of the Feminized Church is more textbook than accepting the destruction of the innocent so the Church can brag about gluing their lives back together. The Good Samaritan healed the hurting but the Better Samaritan packed heat and planted those robbers!
What Happens When the Church Looks More Like a CVS in Philadelphia?
By Marlaina Centeno, 26 August 2021
I would guess looting. For my international readers, CVS is just another Walmart.
My hometown of Philadelphia has recently seen a new, inspiring trend in helping people overcome the psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic: walk-in mental health counseling services have opened in several CVS MinuteClinics across my beloved city.
“Wait in the car, son. Mommy needs some shampoo, a gallon of milk and two therapies.”
The better way to overcome the social isolation, hopelessness and despair caused by the
Communist Red Dawn er, Plandemic, is to STOP COOPERATING WITH IT. Not by placing psychiatrists between the bread isle and the trash bags.
I am deeply encouraged that CVS, in addition to online resources provided by entities across the nation, is taking a step toward providing mental health care in communities where it hasn’t been readily available. This new initiative stands to provide access to diverse communities where this kind of care is desperately needed. While I am excited about this being a valuable clinical tool for helping address the nation’s current mental health crisis, it’s not enough on its own. People need community around them for holistic healing— and that’s where the church can step in.
So, “What Happens When the Church Looks More Like a CVS in Philadelphia?” The correct answer is a suicide watch.
COVID-19 will continue to impact Americans’ mental health long after the immediate pandemic is over. We’ve seen the beginnings of physical healing. But the lasting mental and psychological effects become clearer every day. In fact, American Bible Society’s (ABS) newest State of the Bible report found that every root byproduct of Americans’ stress— including feelings of restlessness, fear, anger and hopelessness— has increased since this same time last year.
What are you churches doing about that? Poker clubs for shut-ins? Maybe a designated, in-church area where quarantined people can hang out with each other while waiting the ridiculously long two weeks? Free massage parlors? I’m not even joking with that last one. Human touch is important.
Problem: government banned healthy human behavior. Solution: deploying psychologists everywhere with Cop Karens on speed-dial! Because there’s nothing the Matriarchy fears more than angry men acting independently.
But there’s hope. I’ve personally seen people find healing through church communities as they’ve implemented a Bible-based trauma healing ministry. At the heart of this program is a book called Healing the Wounds of Trauma, which encompasses a set of practical lessons that lead people on a journey of healing. The book— which includes 270 Bible references from 217 passages— uses biblical truths that highlight the power of Jesus to heal hurting minds, bodies, and spirits, and provides a strong foundation for restored lives and relationships. More than 1.3 million people around the world have already embarked on a healing journey through this ministry.
If you have any problem in your life, any kind of problem at all, then there’s a Bible Study for that. Which is not at all what was meant by “Sola Scriptura”.
Most importantly, the program’s train-the-trainer model allows lay church leaders and members to quickly learn how to facilitate it, meaning we could see rapid healing in the lives of millions of hurting people around the globe in the next few years. I hope to see this vision of healing realized in Philadelphia, and I pray its reality comes to your city and neighborhood too.
Okay, I do want to be surrounded by lots of Social Justice Warriors skin-suiting as both Christians and mental health experts, but please bring extra rope if you do this. While some of us believe in the Nanny State, others of us believe in lasting solutions.
It’s also important to note that the very definition of “community” has shifted over the past year and half.
It’s now a television show. Change my mind, Zoom.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused each of us to consider new ways to stay connected to one another. This new paradigm has led many of us online in search of the authentic community connection we once had in person. I was one of the biggest skeptics that mental and emotional health care can be effective online—until I saw healing happening online with my own eyes. I co-led ABS’s Trauma Healing Ministry’s first online trauma healing group back in February 2020.
Sure, Barbie. They tapped a skeptic to co-lead their first effort.
Right now, CVS stepping up to offer resources for walk-in patients is a fantastic program. But we still need more. More people need help than there are mental health professionals, and CVS clinics and online resources aren’t substitutes for healing communities.
“We need the Church because Walmart can’t save everybody.”
While our State of the Bible 2021 report shows that every root byproduct of stress has increased during COVID-19, it also shows us that more Americans than ever before are turning to the Bible. The church must use this moment to come alongside people and show them the true healing and hope found within the pages of Scripture.
LIES! God made us human beings! We’re supposed to act like human beings! Handshakes! Hugs! Facial expressions!
The Bible is nothing but a book that contains knowledge. Very important and trustworthy knowledge, yes, but DOING good is what counts. Knowing what’s good is just a prerequisite. The demons of Hell have the Bible memorized yet it doesn’t help them.
The incontinent need wives. The lonely need friends. The dissidents need organization. The robbers need dirt naps. This isn’t hard but waving a textbook is easier than doing a thing.
Since when does the Church rely on government-licensed experts in mental health, anyway? They don’t even believe that women are different from men.
I see a huge potential for the church to implement clinically and biblically informed trauma healing groups to convene small groups of people in safe places where they can help each other heal.
Look for us in the liquor section! while we try to explain how your government-imposed problems are your fault for not knowing the Bible better.