#2213 Almost everywhere one turns in the church one sees psychology. The psychologizing of Christianity has reach epidemic proportions. We see it everywhere in the church, from psychologized sermons to psychologized persons. However, the psychologizing of the church is neither biblically nor scientifically justifiable.
Beneath all the biblical reasons why Christians should not pursue psychotherapy and its underlying psychologies is this one fact: The use of psychotherapy and its underlying psychologies denies the sufficiency of Scripture for the issues of life normally taken to a psychotherapist.
During the last sixty years much has happened to undermine the faith of those who once believed in the sufficiency of Scripture for those issues of life that are now being addressed by psychological counseling (psychotherapy).
Previous to the influx of psychological theories and therapies, Christians turned to the Scriptures to understand themselves and to live accordingly. They turned to the Bible regarding attitudes and actions. They sought God regarding personal feelings and relationship. They found solid solace, strength, and guidance during difficult circumstances.
Moreover, they learned the difference between walking according to the old ways of the world and walking according to the new life they had received through Christ's death, resurrection, and gift of the Holy Spirit. Much of this has been lost as Christians have been adding the ways of the world to the way of the cross.
• The Psychological Seduction of Christianity
• Leaven in the Loaf
• Broken Cisterns or Living Waters?
• History of Psychotherapy
• Psychotherapy is Religion
• Self-Centered Gospel of Psychology
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