Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: evil

BPD – like a child – not hiding the truth

What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:3  I’ve been called a child, because I say everything that comes to mind. Transparent, not hiding anything. I suppose that’s what has […]

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Back to Jesus

  There was a long time when I did not take Satan seriously. Why worry? I thought that if I kept my eyes fixed on Jesus alone, I would be able to ignore what’s evil. It wouldn’t touch me. In later years I came to see my mistake. I came to see how naïve I’d […]

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Jesus would never forgive…

  The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of Man appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.  1 John 3:8   I don’t often talk about the devil here. We do hear about him during sermons sometimes, but […]

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Staying safe

  Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the […]

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Silence in the face of evil

  Christians do not have the option of remaining neutral and thus choosing the side of evil.  Jesus has not given us that option.  Jesus has told us, “But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33.  When we stay silent and refuse to […]

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Choosing for the abuser

As author Herman notes, there is no neutrality in the trauma of abuse.  The bystander — that’s you and me — cannot merely by-stand.  To do so is to choose, and the choice is for the abuser.  Evil only asks that we remain quiet and still.  Divert our eye and go on about our business. […]

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Doing what I don’t want to do

  As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do […]

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