We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Psychotherapy is Psychoheresy

Psychotherapy, “also called ‘talk therapy’ or just plain ‘therapy,’ is a process whereby psychological problems are treated through communication and relationship factors between an individual and a trained mental health professional.” Psychotherapy is psychoheresy. Its subtle deception opens the door to other deceptions, replacing and/or adding unproven, unscientific opinions of men to the Word of God, thus taking away from absolute confidence in the biblical truth about God.

Psychoheresy denies the sufficiency of Scripture for issues of the mind, soul, and will. This intrusion of psychological notions stems from the wisdom of men and reaches into the preaching and practices of Christianity, especially in terms of man’s nature, how he’s to live, and how he changes. It’s imperative that we  examine how these psychological ideas can deceive Christians. Turning to psychotherapy for the problems of living undermines a believer’s faith regarding matters of the soul. Once a person moves away from faith in the inerrant, authoritative, sufficient Word of God, he’s open to deceptions from many realms.

Psychotherapy is based on theories of personality that are simply unproved opinions originating from atheists, agnostics, and other non-Christians. These theories aren’t like scientific theories. They’re simply collections of unscientific, secular, and, in many cases, anti-Christian beliefs that often contradict one another. The therapy itself is simply “talk,” which includes talking about the client and the client’s problems and helping the client to see himself/herself from the perspective of whatever particular theory is being used by the therapist. Psychotherapy (psychological counseling) is the most subjective and therefore the most deceptive branch of psychology.

Dr. Martin and Deidre Bobgan and T.A. McMahon, PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (PART 1). 

5 comments:

Jesse said...

Hello Glenn,

Would you say that all psychology is pseudoscience?

Anonymous said...

I love the Bobgan's Psychoheresy Awareness Ministries site, and have read quite a bit of it in my time. They certainly demolish the use of modern psychobabble that has infiltrated the church in recent times. A lot of it is outright superstition, and even has a occult background.

Not a site generation spiritual snowlflake is likely to appreciate!

Ken B

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

No, because not all psychology is the same. There are indeed psychological studies based on observations and repeatable testing, but that has nothing to do with clinical psychology, which is nothing more than witch-doctoring.

Martha said...

One of the interesting aspects of most conservative churches in our area, is the fact that they have a licensed psychologist come into their buildings and schedule appointments with the members of the church for counseling sessions. The psychologist pockets an exorbitant amount of money at the expense of the sheep, all in the name of a jesus so to speak. Since the false body of Christ no longer bears one another's burdens because we have been indoctrinated into worshiping the pride of ourselves, and bragging and boasting of the wonders of our own accomplishments, the servanthood of Jesus Christ is no longer a hallmark of the modern church, nor is humility. It is far easier to pawn off the problems of a hurting sheep, to the salivating pockets of the psycho-therapist, than it is to listen, to help or assist in any way, and to pray for that hurting soul.

We certainly have come a long way from the New Testament church described in the Book of Acts.

And I have learned through in-laws that are licensed psychologists, one of the first outcomes of their initial visit, is to prescribe psychotropic drugs as relief to their patients. It is as if the drugs will solve all of their problems.

As Bereans, the Scriptures have much to say about the mind and I have found it best, to read, meditate, and study the Scriptures for myself regarding the well being of my soul. Jesus never lies, nor does He deceive, for He is the Way, the truth, and the life, and He cares for our souls.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Martha,

What a horrid situation for churches to support psychobabblers!

Giving pills is what they are best at, and which has ruined countless lives.