Adapted from The Jesus Cure by Kevin Fontaine, PhD
Nearly 25% of U.S. adults suffer from a diagnosable psychological or mental
disorder in any given year.
Most of the medications prescribed were to treat depression
and anxiety disorders, and in any given year about 10% of all medications prescribed are for psychological problems.
Although we have made great strides in the treatment of emotional and psychological disorders, too many of us still
suffer terribly and this indicates that we must find another, more effective way to manage the distress and purposelessness
that marks most of our lives.
The pain, despair, and instability that characterize many of our lives became our destiny when Adam and Eve defied
the Lord and ate of the forbidden fruit.
Jesus is often considered “the new Adam” because, like Adam, Satan tempted him, especially during His 40
day fast in the desert. Unlike Adam, however, Jesus was tempted but did not sin.
We were meant to live in peace and harmony with God and with each other, not to experience the distressing emotions
and feelings of insignificance and meaninglessness that plague our lives.
Jesus’ life and example is the cure for the disease of moral relativism that plagues our times.