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My thesis is so simple, it is elementary:  The motor driving much, if not most, of that presently diagnosed as ADHD is rooted in emotional conflict, which, when boiled down to its essence, is really a spiritual deficiency (or spiritual deficit).  If there is a spiritual solution to much of what passes for ADHD (and there is), then it is ultimately a spiritual problem with concomitant emotional/behavioral dimensions of mammoth proportions.  It is my considered opinion that the diagnosis should be Spiritual Deficit Disorder (SDD), or to make it a little broader, Spiritual Deficiency Syndrome (SDS).

The answer is just as simple:  When the child (or adult) lives out of his new (and true) identity in the Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, he can be freed from flesh on the rampage (sometimes known as ADHD, and sometimes as depression, but is frequently SDD) and walk in the Spirit:  “This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16).

Though I have discussed ADD since it is in the forefront of our thinking regarding negative behavior in our public schools, it is but the tip of the iceberg in that a string of letters could (and probably will) be conjured up for undesirable behavior for adults, along with the medications to control them.  I believe that the time has come that we, as a Church, must admit that we have sold our birthright for a mess and reclaim it in the power of the Holy Spirit.  To do so will result in revival; not to do so will be to sentence our children and theirs to the logical outcome of secular humanism—continued destruction of what remains of the influence of the Church by a decadent and godless society with its immorality, violence, and active opposition to all that is based on the absolutes of God’s inerrant Word.

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