"Psychology is no more 'science' than the atheistic evolutionary theory upon which it is based. Like theistic evolution, 'Christian psychology' is an attempt to harmonize two inherently contradictory systems of thought. Modern psychology and the Bible cannot be blended without serious compromise to, or utter abandonment of, the principle of Scripture's sufficiency." -John MacArthur
|Sigmund Freud, |
the father of modern Psychology
"My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water." (Jeremiah 2:13)This new movement is called Nouthetic Biblical Counseling - and it is truly biblically based. By that I mean that it is not just psycho-babble with Bible verses sprinkled on top. I can give an amazing testimony of someone very close to me who was disagnosed as a narcissistic personality disorder. In psychology, "narcissistic personality types" are notoriously hard to treat, and are typically considered incurable (similar to sociopathic/psychopathic personality disorders in severity). Yet through the power of God's word, this person was radically transformed from being a hostile, angry, manipulative 'narcissistic' into a loving, gentle, humble, giving person.
Psychology has no ability from within its framework to explain such a radical transformation happening to a person with a supposedly "incurable" personality disorder. But Christianity does...it's called being "born again:"
"Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new." (2 Cor 5:17)
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Institute for Nouthetic Studies
NANC - National Association of Nouthetic Counselors
Psycho Babble - by Dr. Richard Ganz
Dr. Richard Ganz
The Psychologized Man