Narcissistic Personality Disorder :: By The Gospelist
We are all familiar with the story of Narcissus, the man who fell in love with himself so deeply that it led to his destruction.
His mother warned him, after speaking to a seer, that he would live a long life if ‘he never knows himself.’ This sage advice was designed to direct his love toward others and away from himself.
His mother’s wise counsel could be interpreted as her understanding of the innate sinfulness of human nature, and how, left to its own devices, it leads to ruin.
Unfortunately, Narcissus got to know himself all too well.
He fell so in love with himself that he was incapable of turning away from his own image and died of starvation.
We are all self-centered at one time or another, but without faith, this self-love can turn into an obsession. When we do become obsessed with ourselves, with our thoughts and our feelings, we become socially intolerable.
We then must hide this aspect of ourselves to avoid rejection until the environment is more accepting of this psychological state.
The day when this psychological state is acceptable is beginning to dawn.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is becoming the dominant personality type among this generation.
We were warned that this would happen in the last days. We do not need a DSM-V to list the attributes of those who possess this psychological state.
All we need is II Timothy 3:1-5:
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
When we examine the essential features of this psychological state in the DSM-V, we find the same characteristics:
- There is a pattern of grandiosity, a sense of unearned self-importance, an exaggeration of one’s accomplishments, and the demand to be seen as special.
- There is hypersensitivity to the evaluation of others, a demand that society conform to our perception of ourselves, self-aggrandizing fantasies that substitute for reality, humorlessness, low self-esteem, the need for constant attention and admiration, and a reaction with rage to criticism.
- Finally, there is the lack of empathy that begins in early adulthood, the inability to maintain interpersonal relations, a strong sense of entitlement, and the expectation of favorable treatment regardless of behavior.
The sad fact is that the psychologists who assist in writing the manual have eliminated this diagnosis from the DSM-V.
The real reason is likely that ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder’ has become so prevalent that it is now becoming a normal psychological state.
We see this state among the more radical members of the Democrat Party like ‘the Squad,’ ‘transgenders’ who demand that we submit to their perversion, Muslim terrorists who wish to kill us if we do not submit to their religion, race hustlers who falsely accuse others of ‘racism,’ just about any prominent member of the mainstream press, the Hollywood elite, and the list goes on.
And Governor Gavin Newsome should be appointed the poster boy for this disorder. Or maybe his buddy Justin Trudeau.
Worse still, those that we call ‘the evil Globalists’ stink of this psychological state. When someone makes statements like, “You will own nothing, and you will be happy,” you are dealing with an obscenely self-centered person.
Such people vigorously express their disdain for truth, righteousness and humanity in general. They demand that the world conform to their view of reality regardless of how absurd this view is.
And they also possess the ability to suppress their consciences. Those who fail to adhere to their view of reality run the risk of being physically harmed.
Unfortunately, the number of these people has grown astronomically over the last few years.
Their numbers have grown in conjunction with the weakening of the power of the church in society.
I am certain there is a correlation in there somewhere.
This condition seems to have captivated many women in the Western Hemisphere as they have been seduced by the evil of feminism. Feminism is a form of narcissism in which one’s identity as a female is considered inadequate.
To correct this inadequacy, feminists seek a merging of the sexes to the point where no one even knows how to define a woman (thanks, Matt Walsh).
Feminism in this modern age does not stand for equal pay for equal work (and it never has); it is the attempt to transition the psychological state of women to the psychological state of men and vice versa.
This has had a devastating effect on marriage.
It has been estimated that upwards of 80% of divorces are instigated by women and not because their husbands were unfaithful to them.
The men were simply not meeting their ‘psychological needs.’
When we get married, we devote ourselves to our families because this little group that we created relies heavily on us to make wise decisions.
Marriage is not a self-centered endeavor. Wives are to obey their husbands, and husbands are to love their wives as Christ loves the church.
Marriage is the antithesis of feminism.
One of the primary purposes of marriage is that a man and woman should sanctify one another. The fact that this is not occurring means that a foreign ideology is being introduced into our marriages and destroying them.
Feminism, like all false ideologies, is demonic.
It leads women to ‘know themselves’ to the point of being obsessed with themselves.
However, the lie of feminism does not prepare women for the ‘brick wall’ that they hit in their late thirties and forties. As beauty fades, so does the number of suitors.
When hardship comes due to divorce, most will harden their hearts against the Lord rather than look inwardly to determine their error.
Like Narcissus, they will compound their error and go on YouTube to give bad advice to young women who have not yet embraced the evil of feminism.
They then proceed to teach these young women how to use and manipulate a man rather than how to avoid the mistakes that they made.
And then they buy a cat.
The narcissist often hardens his heart against the Lord and, due to this hardening, God often allows them to transition into those we call ‘sociopaths.’ When this occurs, they become futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts are darkened even further.
The narcissists have very little empathy, and their hearts become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.
These people may seem charming at first and are very good at drawing people in and earning their trust. It is almost as if they have a form of Godliness but inwardly they are full of envy, hatred, strife, deceit and malice.
The sociopath understands the difference between right and wrong; they just subordinate this understanding when it interferes with their desires. They have no empathy when they hurt others and tend to rationalize their behavior when confronted by a moral authority.
They view everyone as an object to be manipulated. When they experience backlash, this only confirms their view that the world is a hostile place that needs to be punished.
They have a grandiose sense of self-worth, become pathological liars, begin to con the unwary, possess no empathy, refuse to accept responsibility for their actions, and are willing to engage in criminal activity when it suits their purposes.
These people tend to simply use others until they are discovered and then disappear.
Those sociopaths who embrace their condition by hardening their hearts against the Lord often transition to psychopathy. They retain their prior attributes but then add violence to the repertoire. They are no longer just a danger of manipulating you; now they are a danger of hurting you.
These people then become prone to ‘antisocial personality disorder,’ otherwise known as criminality, and begin to use physical violence to get what they want.
They attack people who are obviously weaker than they are, they use deadly weapons when they fight, they attempt to force their sexuality on others, they are cruel to other people, and they steal or destroy other people’s property.
At one time, psychopaths were thought to be extremely rare. However, their numbers have grown off the charts over the last few years.
Especially since the evil Globalists took control of the governments of the world to ensure that these people were not punished when they engaged in terrible acts of evil.
These people join radical religious groups such as Hezbollah or Hamas, they become serial killers who seek out easy victims, and they kill for no other reason other than they want to run up a body count.
Their consciences are seared as they demonstrate callous, unemotional traits such as a lack of guilt and a lack of empathy.
According to some research, about 29% of people exhibit one or more psychopathic traits at one time or another. However, only about 0.6% are thought to fit the definition of a psychopath.
Apparently, this is old research because it is evident that their numbers have grown exponentially over the last several years.
The number of sociopaths has increased, and the number of psychopaths is on the rise as well.
For anecdotal evidence, all we must do is read the articles by most press outlets and watch as they support the total depravity that currently dominates our society. We see this condition among those the world calls ‘transgenders,’ those who bear false witness against their neighbors by calling them ‘racists,’ and especially among those who are left-wing ‘news reporters’ who defend evil and castigate the faithful.
We saw this among the Islamic terrorists who perpetrated the October 7th atrocities. We also see this among those who celebrated this attack all around the world.
These people were not remotely moved by the pictures of the evil and degradation that Hamas visited on their victims. It is estimated that about 87% of the mythical people the world calls ‘Palestinians’ approved of this massacre.
There seems to be more at work here than mere brainwashing.
This is not just a ‘personality disorder’; it is a spiritual condition.
When we looked around the world for condemnation of this event, we were meant with more psychopathy. Instead of criticizing this event, we found that numerous people were celebrating it.
Most of those who celebrated and marched in support of Hamas have earned the label of psychopath. No decent human being can look at an innocent woman bleeding profusely from her pelvic area, which is obviously due to violent rape, and joyfully march in favor of the perpetrators.
Sociopathy and psychopathy are endemic in all of us because of our innate sinful nature. Those who have faith can subdue and eliminate these traits when we begin to struggle with them.
We call it repentance.
These traits begin to emerge, not because of biology or trauma, but when the source of spiritual nourishment begins to die in society.
When the church fails to do its duty to call sinners to repent and be forgiven in the name of Christ, the number of evildoers grows.
And the Holy Spirit no longer restrains them.
When a nation becomes faithless, its iniquities separate it from God. God then hides his face from the people, and he does not hear them when they cry out.
He turns them over to Satan as an act of judgment against them.
Some of these people repent, but far more harden their hearts against the Lord and become even more violent.
Others come up with their own declarations of faith or a manifesto that spells out their evil intentions. The sociopaths and psychopaths who exist in our leadership then move to justify their insanity as if there is something wrong with the thinking of the law-abiding.
Through censorship, our leaders can then present these people as victims of decent people.
Psychopaths become bolder as they create their own charters and covenants and are not the least bit shy regarding their intentions. Especially when there is no moral authority to put them in check.
This is abundantly clear when we read the Hamas Covenant of 1988.
This is the Covenant of the Islamic ‘Resistance’ Movement that was inaugurated on August 18, 1988. This document deserves the condemnation of the world but instead is considered benign by those who themselves have subdued their consciences.
This psychopathic document of the ‘Palestinians’ reads:
In The Name of The Most Merciful Allah
“Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe in Allah.”
The idea that these people are “the best nation” that has ever existed is narcissistic nonsense. These people are no better than anyone else, and an argument can be made that they are among the worst.
As for their sense of ‘justice,’ this was on display on October 7th. To any rational person, the Israelis were clearly not treated impartially, fairly, or reasonably by any standard of law.
The self-love of the ‘Palestinians’ has blinded them to any notion of justice.
This Covenant continues,
“And if they who have received the scriptures had believed, it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among them, but the greater part of them are transgressors.”
If you are not a believer, you are a transgressor.
If you are a transgressor, you will become a victim of the ‘Palestinians’ particular expression of violent psychopathy.
The ranting continues,
“They shall not hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you, they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They are smitten with vileness wheresoever they are found; unless they obtain security by entering into a treaty with Allah, and a treaty with men; and they draw on themselves indignation from Allah, and they are afflicted with poverty.”
This portion of the document begs the question, what are you going to do to us if we turn our backs to you?
I wonder what they plan to do to us and our families since we are “smitten with vileness.” It sounds like we’d better do what they want, or they are going to hurt us.
A treaty acceptable to the ‘Palestinians’ is equivalent to entering into a treaty with Allah. These people seem to have the conviction that they are infallible and that they merit special attention and privileges that are not enjoyed by the rest of us.
We used to call that a god complex.
As for poverty, these people have lived in destitution for generations. If prosperity is a sign of Allah’s approval, they may want to reevaluate their relationship with him.
It does not take them long to address the primary object of their hatred. The Hamas charter continues:
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
And the world sincerely believes that Israel can make peace with these people. I guess we can add those who believe in a ‘two-state solution’ to the number of people suffering from sociopathy.
We then move on to Article Eight of this document, which states,
“Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”
Jihad is violent psychopathy in action.
These people become like a plague of locusts as the jihadists swarm civilization and reduce it to a barren wasteland. All the while, they are cheered on by left-wing reprobates.
That is, until these reprobates are the victims of their wrath.
According to Article Eleven of this document,
“This is the law (that the land of Israel belongs to the ‘Palestinians)’ governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of Judgement.”
In other words, if Muslims conquer a land by force, it is theirs forever. If another nation takes this land away from them by force, it is still theirs until the Day of Judgment.
If that is not narcissistic, nothing is.
Article thirteen continues,
“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As is said in the honorable Hadith:
The people of Syria are Allah’s lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves. It is unthinkable that those who are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They will certainly die out of grief and desperation.”
To sum up this document, we are all to submit ourselves to the will of the ‘Palestinians’ if we know what is good for us.
So let’s take a look at the Hare Psychopathy checklist and see how the writers of this charter measure up.
- Item 1: Glibness/superficial charm – this is only necessary when psychopaths want sympathy for the ‘plight’ they have created for themselves.
- Item 2: Grandiose sense of self-worth – check
- Item 3: Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom – maintain themselves in an ecstatic homicidal rage
- Item 4: Pathological lying – check
- Item 5: Conning/manipulative – History is malleable and defined as the immediacy of the moment
- Item 6: Lack of remorse or guilt – Celebrates brutality without mercy
- Item 7: Shallow affect – inability to feel shame or guilt
- Item 8: Callous/lack of empathy –infidels do not deserve empathy
- Item 9: Parasitic lifestyle – Relies heavily on evil Globalists and corrupt governments to fund their jihad and force them into civilized nations
- Item 10: Poor behavioral controls – Check
- Item 11: Promiscuous sexual behavior – Brutally rapes the infidel without remorse
- Item 12: Early behavior problems – Indoctrinated into hate
- Item 13: Lack of realistic long-term goals – Desire to destroy Israel even though it is protected by God.
- Item 14: Impulsivity – Check
- Item 15: Irresponsibility – They are carrying out Allah’s judgment so they are not responsible for their rapes and murders.
- Item 16: Failure to accept responsibility for own actions – Blames their victims for their rape and murder.
- Item 17: Many short-term marital relationships – Women have no rights so they cannot leave the abusive ‘relationship.’
- Item 18: Juvenile delinquency – Throwing rocks at infidels in an effort to cause extreme harm
- Item 19: Revocation of conditional release – NA
- Item 20: Criminal versatility – Any act of wickedness against the infidel is approved by Allah.
We have entered the days of Noah, and the Muslim jihadists will play a huge role in the increasing violence leading up to the rapture. Hamas has shown how depraved men can become when they are in rebellion against God.
Every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts are only evil continually.
One day, Islam will find its champion in Russia, and they will move to slaughter the people of Israel. When this occurs, God will make his holy name known among the psychopaths who govern the world after the rapture.
Their psychopathy will be so great that very few of them will repent.
When these nations are slaughtered, for seven years, the people of Israel will use their weapons for fuel, and they will plunder those that plundered them.
There will be two great feasts for the beasts of the earth when the Day of the Lord begins. The first is the regional war, the Ezekiel invasion, that takes place after the rapture for those few nations that wish to take plunder from Israel.
The second is a global war as all nations move to destroy the nation of Israel in the Valley of Megiddo.
This is where Christ will judge the nations that loved themselves so deeply that it led to their eternal destruction. They came to know themselves far too well while thinking it less than worthwhile to retain a knowledge of God.
They exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
They will worship the very same birds, animals and reptiles that, on the Day of the Lord, will make a meal out of them.
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