I’ve been reading online about a phenomenon of increasing full blown narcissism being developed in people living in the West and of the increasing numbers of people displaying narcissism traits in the West. To me this is greatly alarming because the prognosis of someone with this personality disorder for being helped is very low to nil.
We are told through church teaching today that no one is beyond redemption in Christ. This statement has biblical truth, however, we see in scripture examples of peoples not being redeemed. This is demonstrated by the destruction of the Canaanites in the promised land. No one was saved. Even the children and the domestic animals were to be destroyed. Why, we ask here in the West. We don’t understand it.
I think we don’t understand this because we don’t understand the spiritual consequences of certain lifestyles and practices. We have very little, if any, understanding of spiritual possession. We really don’t even acknowledge this is in the western Church.
Narcissism devalues and uses other people to feed itself. Friends and partners need to be debased and hurt in order for the narcissist to feel in control and on top. There is extreme entitlement thinking. Rules are for someone else and not the narcissist. It is an insidious disorder of the personality that requires the destruction of others in order for the narcissist to feel safe. The effects of a larger population of these kinds of people will be devastating. They have no remorse, natural feelings, or guilt. The potential for unbelievable evil is high within a population engulfed with narcissism.
We need to obey what the Bible says about how to live and about how to fight and overcome sin in our lives. We need to understand that narcissists are not only born with susceptibility to this disorder, but that people can be made narcissistic by other narcissists.