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Chapter 12—The Influence of Disease Upon the Mind and Morals

Mental Depression

220. A diseased body affects the brain. With the mind we serve the Lord.—Spiritual Gifts Volume 4a, 146. HL 54.1

221. All should guard the senses, lest Satan gain victory over them; for these are the avenues to the soul.—Testimonies for the Church 3:507. HL 54.2

222. The brain nerves which communicate to the entire system are the only medium through which Heaven can communicate to man, and affect his inmost life. Whatever disturbs the circulation of the electric currents in the nervous system, lessens the strength of the vital powers, and the result is a deadening of the sensibilities of the mind.—Testimonies for the Church 2:347. HL 54.3