I have a new friend who is schizophrenic. He hallucinates, hears voices, & sees visions. He has delusions of grandeur, low impulse control, & complex paranoid delusions. He bounces from depressed melancholy to short bursts of swearing & side-note dirty jokes. He believes he is a prophet of God & has much of the Word memorized, but finds the lines between Scripture & Star Trek blurred.
How do you tell the difference between mental illness & demonization?
When do you start or stop medicating? I could really use some thought on this one.