*The bible has great insight regarding mental freedom and mental slavery,therefore, quotes have been carefully selected to shed light on this topic.
1.Blindness-failure to see or discern what is obvious.
“If you were blind, you would have no sin;but now you say,” we see”,therefore your sin remains.John,9:41
2.Blocks progress-slavery blocks the ability to be better.
“And if you greet your brethren only,what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?”Matthew, 5:47
3.Death-limiting thoughts limit life.
“Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?
“I tell you, no;but unless you repent you will likewise perish.” Luke,13:2-3.
4.Breeds hatred-negative thoughts enhance hatred.
“Where do wars and fights come from among you?Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?”
“You lust and do have.You murder and covet and cannot obtain. “James,4:1-2.
5.Steals joy-negative thoughts enhance anger.
” Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. “Galatians, 6:1.
6.Divisions-negativity scatters and destroys unity.
7.Poor self image-negativity distorts how you view yourself.
” But if your eye is bad,your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness? “Matthew, 6:23.
8.Inferiority/superiority complex-negative thoughts undermine human dignity.
” For if anyone thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. “Galatians, 6:3.
9.Sin-negative thoughts enhance sin.
” But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. “Matthew, 5:28.