Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Dangers of Psycho-Heresy

There is one humanistic idea that has infiltrated many Christian circles and communities and it is called Psycho-Heresy. Of course, the church that teaches Psycho-Heresy won't call it that, but that is what it is. I have been to many churches where the pastor would be quoting from psychology more than the Bible. Is the Bible not good enough anymore that we have to start teaching ideas from man? One church I attended would require its members to get marriage counseling before they get married. That might be okay but the marriage counselor in this instance was divorced. If someone is going to get marriage counseling, shouldn't they get it from someone who can keep his/her marriage together. What advice can someone who is divorce give about keeping a marriage together except what not to do. I new someone who wanted to get married at one of these churches that practices Psycho-Heresy so he brought his fiancée to meet with one of the pastors. The pastor gives them a marriage psychology test to evaluate their compatibility. After the test, the pastor came out and told them that they shouldn't get married and if they did get married, they would be divorced in the next year. That is a big statement to tell someone who is thinking of getting married. That was over ten years ago and this couple is still happily married. A church loses its spiritual awareness when its starts adopting Psycho-Heresy teachings.

People turn to the Bible when they are seeking help in their life. A pastor should be giving Christians and even non-Christians sound Biblical advice when they are struggling in their life. They shouldn't be quoting from Freud who said this: "Neither in my private life nor in my writings, have I ever made a secret of being an out-and-out unbeliever."

This is why so many Christian churches have chosen to be lukewarm. I am sure if the Apostle Paul was here today, he would spend most of his time writing letters to all of these churches giving them warnings of what might happen to them if they continue compromising with the world.

There are some biblical verses that can help a Christian cope with their problems:

Instead of searching the past to explain present sinful behavior, a Christian is to put off the old man and walk in newness of life (Romans 6-8). By turning to Christ whenever one is tempted, a believer can trust God’s faithfulness according to the promise of I Corinthians 10:13.

an euphonious is for life, not just xmas!

2 comments:

  1. You sound like my husband. :) He's very religious too. Yes, that is so sad that so many christians today are lukewarm. It might be because the world has turned very worldly nowadays? Many call it, "THE NEW AGE". I heard lots of bad things going on. But, God alone have the power to stop those things. We just have to pray with all our might!

    I see in your profile, that you are a computer programmer in the military? My husband once said he could break codes for the military too. But he didn't work under government, he works in a College school as a senior computer programmer. Hard job. I bet you do too. My regards to your wife Demcy. She's one of my dear friends here in blogosphere.

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  2. Hi, Greg.

    I would argue that the heresy behind this over-reliance on psychology is naturalism, i.e., the belief that there is nothing beyond the natural world (which becomes modernism when there is an unwillingness to abandon the church in which the naturalist finds himself).

    That's a good post; keep it up.

    E.

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