The July-August news letter PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter put out by PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries (PAM) includes a brief and easy to understand expose on psychotherapy and why Christians should have nothing to do with it. A ministry of Martin and Deidre Bobgan, PAM offers books, including free eBooks on line at their website, and DVD’s, and their bimonthly newsletter which provides solid research into psychotherapeutic theories and therapies. In their article “Two-Edged Swords,” PAM details the two edges of psychotherapy that disqualify it for consumption by Christians: psychotherapy is both a pseudoscience and a separate religion.
Indeed, the reliance upon theories of solving problems of living derived by secular men who were against, and often hostile to, Christianity and the Bible is to put one’s faith in something other than God’s Word, which both declares and promises:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2Ti 3:16-17)
Many pastors have been intimidated into believing that only those educated and licensed in psychotherapy are qualified to assist Christians with problems of the mind, and churches have become huge referral services for these services. The subtle fact that secular psychology has used the term mind to replace the cure of souls has completely escaped most Christians today, to their detriment. Psychologists have been able to draw away disciples after themselves, and fleece the flock, all with the help of pastors and laypeople.
And no, there is no such thing as Christian psychology. There may be professing Christians who practice secular psychological theories and techniques, but there is no separate and distinct psychology that is Christian.
The PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter can be obtained free of charge by contacting the PAM at their website: