Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christian Psychology?

I know you're probably tired of hearing about psychology by now, but I thought I'd post three more quotes that I found browsing through a book called Christian Psychology's War on God's Word: The Victimization of the Believer by Jim Owen. Read what he says about Christian psychology...
"Christian psychologists offer a gospel that won't make people feel bad about themselves or offend them by exposing their wickedness and worthlessness (Romans 3:12). Their gospel is all sympathy and little judgment, all love and no wrath, a gospel with a cross that slightly frowns and gently chides us into the kingdom. Their gospel never radically offends us or angers us with its crucified Lord nor warns of God's impending wrath upon impenitent sinners (Luke 13;1-5)."

"Many Christians, deeply influenced by psychology, are dangerously close to believing that man's 'victimized past' is more responsible for his sinful behavior and his estranged relation with God than in his wicked heart."

"[Christian psychology] emphasizes man-as-victim rather than man-as-sinner. Such a view radically challenges the biblical doctrines of man's absolute culpability before the cross, the supremacy of the Holy Spirit in the believer's sanctification, and most importantly the sufficiency and authority of Scripture for the believer."

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