For those who are counselors, pastors, or have gone through any kind of Christian leadership training, you may have come across any number of formal or informal articles about diagnosing people from the Bible with mental illness disorders. We see Job as depressed, Peter as anxious, or Saul as bipolar or schizophrenic. Some go blasphemous by diagnosing God as antisocial or narcissistic.
As a Christian, I have never felt comfortable with this. But from a professional standpoint, this is wrong on several levels. Here is why:[Read more…] about Why Diagnosing Bible Characters Is Wrong