Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #52

Our Ordained Chaplains Scripture Verse for today is Proverbs 19:17 which reads, “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Charles Spurgeon. He said, “When you have no helpers, see your helpers in God. When you have many helpers, see God in all your helpers. When you have nothing but God, see all in God. When you have everything, see God in everything. Under all conditions, stay thy heart only on the Lord.”

In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “Chapter 4: A Little-Known Country” (Part 2):

All went well for three or four days. I completed the Statement of Experience and began on the Statement of Belief. While working one day on the Statement of Belief — I think it was Wednesday, October 6 — some strange ideas came surging into my mind — ideas of doom, ideas of my own unsuspected importance. With them began the frank psychosis, as shown in the documents which follow.

Here is the Statement of Belief as I wrote it: