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The Narcissist, the World, and the Church

The people who have destructive narcissism personality disorders are a danger to those around them.  This incudes their personal relationships and their working relationships with other people.  From what I have seen online there are now some concerns about the narcissist being in high positions within a company or corporation.  Apparently,  there is a way to screen some aspects of this disorder before hiring someone, however,  corporations are often looking for the kind of person needed to axe large numbers of jobs, and perform other deeds that are disturbing and possibly unconscionable for non-narcissists to do within a job position.  The corporation has become ruthless and unkind over the years.  Examples of this are the Enron type scandals, and the Wall Street scandals, which brought down a world economy in 2007/2008 through unethical, greedy, and immoral practices.

The church needs to pay attention to what is going on in the world.  First the natural the Bible says, and then the spiritual.   What we have seen in the past is the joining of corporate conglomerates to increase their power and influence in the world. Now  we are seeing this being done by the church.  The Catholic church is moving openly in this direction.  We see the Pope making statements of inclusion for all religions.  We see him in the news making reconciliation movements towards other world religions and their leaders, stating that we all serve the same God, and have the same goals of brotherly love and world peace.  That we need to reconcile and overlook our doctrinal differences.  What book or authority would we be using?  The Koran, the Bible, or another religious writing?  Or would we make up a new religious document so we could all get along?  What happens to the Truth?

We are not just seeing this from the Catholic Church.  We are seeing this in the mainline Protestant, the Pentecostal, and the Charismatic Churches also.  Getting along with each other and the world is superseding everything else.

We do not see this in examples found within the Bible.   Paul fought daily with those who were not tolerant of his teachings about Christ.   Jesus dealt with ferocious opposition from religious leaders of the Jews.  There was no compromising.  Truth was fought for and maintained by the Apostles and the believers.  This is the danger today.  The losing of Truth, and this matters tremendously.  The Bible says that ‘the Truth will set you free’.