(Thirty plus years ago God put Don Rogers in my life. He trained and mentored me in spiritual ministry. When he was no longer able to minister, I had the privilege of taking over his “Spiritual Warfare Ministries”. He wrote the following blog in 1998. I personally have not had much experience in this type of ministry.)
We believe that MPD is God’s provision to deal with extreme trauma. It involves the fracturing off of parts of the original personality at different stages of development. These parts or fragments are referred to as “alters” and the main part of the personality is sometimes called the “core person.”
Where some have the capacity to repress their victimization horrors, others fracture and the unwanted memory is left with the alter, so that the core person will not have to deal with it. To complicate matters, there are often demonic imposters posing as alters. They entered in from the abuser(s) that they possess. These imposters torment the core person and confuse the therapists.
The popular approach is to work with the core person and each individual alter to bring understanding and acceptance so that healing can eventually take place through the willingness of all parts to integrate. Some Christian therapists even try to lead each individual alter to Christ in order to make the person a complete Christian. Personally, I cannot see any Biblical basis for this and I believe that there is an opportunity for a lot of deception in this approach. The reason I say this is because many of the alters are demonic imposters which love to confuse therapists in order to keep the victim under their power.
In cases of Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA), the programming experienced by the victims is done on a demonic level, rather than a human level. What the victim remembers cannot always be depended on to be true, because even memories can be influenced demonically.
I take a different approach. With the Apostle Paul I say in agreement: “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” I Cor. 2:4-5 (KJV)
I believe that God knows exactly the condition of the individual. Rather than try to figure out the complicated structure of the case, (1) I deal primarily with the core person on issues of personal responsibility, (2) I take authority over the demonic imposters and break their power and work and (3) I pray healing of all the fractures so that the personality can be whole again.
What may seem to the professionals as an over-simplification of the problems, I see as a ministry of faith, trusting in our Sovereign God to take care of the details. He has blessed us with a great deal of success with these types of cases
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