The following article on Psychology and Personal Responsibility is relevant to the book, Dealing with Abuse and Abusers God’s Way
On This Page:
· The Teachings of Carl Jung, Freud, Skinner, and Rogers.
· Do Cognitive Therapies Fit Into the Bible?
· Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Logic Based Therapy
GREAT, IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGY AND SCRIPTURAL TRUTH
The main problem with psychology is that it teaches the antichrist lie of evolution and denies the existence of the God of the Bible. It hates and ridicules God’s Scriptural commandments, creation principles, and the true Gospel and Moral Law of Christ. It is cemented in occult thought and practices such as the pure witchcraft of humanism, and occult techniques such as visualization. Psychology subtly loosens humanity from the Creator God, His Way, Truth, Light, and Life, (Jesus Christ His Son;) alienating them from the saving, blessing, and healing truth of His Word and the power of His Holy Spirit. Even Christian psychologists might believe they do good work, but Jesus Himself said a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Psychology and the Truth of God’s Word are irreconcilable.
The following fathers of psychology all focussed on searching intently for the cause of psychological problems by analysing and ‘repairing’ the past, while never finding any real answers or cures.
Psychiatrist Carl Jung did not openly declare that he believed in the existence of spirits, as in psychology, the existence of God and spirits are supposedly ‘hallucinations’ or ‘figments of the imagination.’ Yet, Jung preached a dangerous type of mystic religion disguised as ‘science.’ He believed, ‘evolving’ humanity experiences wars, abuse, confusion, fear, depression, etc. because humanity evolved from apes that were once in ‘union’ with one another, but as humans, they have now become very diverse. These ‘evolved apes’ now come from different backgrounds, races, religions, etc., which define their opposing characters — and this cause them to fight, war, and abuse one another. [God said in His Word all strife, etc. is because humanity lives in a fallen state and Scriptural disobedience, Romans Chapters 2 & 3.] However, while Jung’s patients believed he was using ‘science’ to help them, he was in fact, (as all his helpers today,) a shaman or witchdoctor, who introduced them to the occult and devil worship.
Jung said, apart from man’s conscious mind, he also has an ‘unconsciousness’ or actually, a spiritual side he is not mentally aware of. Together, humanity has a ‘collective unconsciousness’ to which primeval man belonged before they began to evolve into humans. Man is not naturally aware of this unconsciousness anymore. However, once humanity ‘restores’ their unconscious past, (i.e., by discovering their mutual ape ancestry, religious beliefs, etc. that once connected them in a time before they became fully human,) all war and strife will cease and man will be able to live in harmony in ‘paradise’ on earth once more.
In reality, man’s ‘collective unconsciousness’ deceptively refers to the spiritual world, where humanity is meant to communicate ‘collectively’ or ‘as one’ with a supreme being or god! Jung taught, in order to ‘tap into’ or reach collective unconsciousness to ‘rectify’ the problem of their forgotten past, man’s memories must be traced back as far as possible. He said this regression can reach as far back as man’s ‘collective’ prehistory as an animal before he evolved into a human being. However, as it is ‘unconscious,’ not everyone can “tap into it” naturally. Because this ‘collective unconsciousness’ is the “ancestry of universal character structure on which perfect personality and ego were built,” it is very ‘beneficial’ and ‘necessary’ to ‘regress to that ‘place’ (by taking people systematically through the ‘backward’ steps of hypnotism, etc.,) to find their primitive collective unconsciousness.
This ‘journey’ or ‘initiation’ into the collective unconsciousness is also enhanced by studying archaeology, in which the visions, dreams, teachings, symbols and rituals of all religions, primeval religion especially, aid people in ‘discovering themselves’ through their ‘universal ancestry in their universal unconsciousness.’ To effortlessly reach this ‘place’ where the collective unconsciousness is restored completely, Jung and his followers use ‘psychoanalysis,’ (dream therapy and other types of mystic self-discovery,) aided by “archetypes” or spirits to ‘guide’ them from chaos to this ‘calm and safe place’ of collective unconsciousness.
This type of ‘therapy’ is a dangerous occult practice that involves demonic power, achieved through imaginary (or the occult technique of visualization) and occult role play involving spirits to supposedly help traumatized children and adults ‘correct their pasts.’ One child went as far as to build a wooden jail to use as her ‘safe place!’ [Of course, the only ‘safe place’ that is real, is to be found at the throne of God in the Name and Power of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.]
Carl Jung was not as openly antagonistic towards the God of the Bible as his colleague Sigmund Freud, although he was a staunch evolutionist, a clandestine spiritualist, and a shaman. [God strictly forbade calling up spirits and supposedly ‘talking to ‘spiritual guides’ or dead ‘ancestors,’ Deut. 18:10-13.]
Bafflingly, despite Jung’s many antichrist declarations and occult practices, he is much revered by ‘Christian Psychology’ in its quest for ‘spiritual wholeness.’ (Every sincerely and Scripturally born again believer in Christ is already complete whole in Him and through true knowledge of His Word, will continue to grow spiritually and emotionally in Him!) Sadly, Jung’s teachings influence ‘mighty men conferences’ through the Promise Keepers network, Christian writers and books, (such as The [MASONIC] Masculine Journey by Robert Hicks,) many church teachings, outreaches and much more. It seems that most people who go for ‘spiritual experiences and healing,’ Christian counselling that is not based solely on the contextual truth of the Bible, and strange unscriptural types of ‘deliverance,’ do not realize that many of the practices and teachings they submit to, stem from the occult and not from the Bible or the Holy Spirit of God!
In Freudianism too, (as in communist/socialist Marxism,) “the past needs to be repaired”
Communist dogma is entrenched in the demonic teachings of psychology.
Therefore, in Marxism, the socialist past of a country supposedly has to be ‘repaired’ through vengeance and violence. For this reason, Marxism focuses incessantly on all the wrongs in the past of that country, while neglecting to provide any sane way forward. Communism ceaselessly brainwashes the masses with raw revolution and calls to racial hatred, mass murder, and political upheaval, (“Kill the Boer kill the farmer!” and “We must use violent industrial revolution to free the economy from the grip of the oppressors!” - who have been already replaced by superrich Marxist oppressors an entire generation or three ago.) Cleverly, these dictatorships simply ‘ignore’ all the vast infrastructures, science, technology, industry, wealth, and other unparalleled good they simply claimed from capitalism by brute terrorism, and which the ‘elite’ of these dictatorships is stealing right from underneath the deluded noses of the impoverished masses.
That is why affirmative action and land reform, for instance, (which deliberately impoverish thousands upon thousands of the immensely outnumbered white minority in South Africa,) is applied as immovably in South Africa as in the rest of Africa, and even in countries like America. (In South Africa and other countries, racial quotas might be on the law books but it is vastly ignored in practice.) As a means of theoretically ‘repairing the past,’ Marxism legalized all forms of reversed racist discrimination to ‘rectify’ or ‘repair’ the illegal racial discrimination of the past. However, while the ‘disadvantaged’ masses are constantly brainwashed to ‘repair’ the past through hate crimes, corruption, theft, total unaccountability and anarchy, Marxism very effectively incarcerates the victims of previous political abuse in the detrimental religion of the National Worship of unscrupulous communist dictators.
The ‘repairing of the past’ in Marxism is a death-trap for the oppressed masses of the world, who jumped from the colonial frying pan into the consuming fire of communism. For the ordinary man among the impoverished masses, there is really no way out through Marxism. Communist wealth applies only to the 3% incredibly rich capitalist communists at the top — who became that rich by unscrupulously stealing all the wealth, taxes, and infrastructure of the masses they say, it actually belongs to! In truth, national and international ‘socialist repairing of the past’ is a demonic dead-end without hope for the socially abused of the past and of the future.
Likewise, psychology needs to allegedly ‘repair’ the personal pasts of abused individuals
Just as in the chaos of communist Marxism, Freudianism effectively turns victims into severely demented abusers!
Instead of dealing with past abuses God’s Way, (for instance,) a psychologist told his vengeful patient to “urinate on the grave of his abusive father!” Instead of releasing victims from their unfortunate pasts, (as only Jesus can do effectively,) psychology effortlessly imprisons many in retribution and self-pity. Victims, under the twisted influence of psychology, can easily perceive ‘repairing the past’ as their ‘human right’ to vengefully use, abuse, and destroy even the innocent involved; thus warranting their unforgiveness and bullying of innocents and those who vexed them in times gone by. The truth about secular and personal pasts, is that Jesus will never ‘repair’ the past of this world, or the past of its distressed citizens.
It is an unchangeable reality that the past is over and done with and nothing about it can never be altered.
Jesus will judge and punish unrepentant abusers, while spiritually, emotionally, even physically healing His Scripturally obedient, abused disciples, (Rev. 20:4, 11-15; Mt. 7:21-24.)
However, all the unrepented atrocities of the past shall forever be written in the annals of time. Because there is no way out of eternal hell, it is forever impossible to resolve the sin of abuse from the midst of the lake of fire — or from heaven. We only have this side of the grave to see eye to eye, to confess and repent from our sins, and to do restitution as far as possible.
Moreover, only Jesus Himself can motivate new life in the hearts, minds, and lives of His sincere disciples, once the sickness of sin and all its detrimental symptoms have been dealt with God’s Way, (Rev. 21:8, 4.)
Therefore, once obedient to the Scriptural commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ, true believers have the spiritual power and Godly means to leave the disturbing evils of the past behind once and for all, (Mt. 1:12-13; Gal. 4:6.)
Paul wrote, “One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus…” (Phil. 3:14-15.)
This does not mean Jesus ‘erases’ our sins and sorrows automatically as if it never existed, and we never have to do anything to ‘help ourselves.’ (When we obey the contextual Moral-Law commandments of Jesus we ‘help ourselves’ or rather, allow the Holy Spirit to help us grow in Christ, help others, and glorify God!) In the context of the Scriptures, Paul meant we should deal with all our past problems God’s Scriptural Way to get our troubles, personal sin such as unforgiveness, and sorrows completely behind us so that we can move forward in Christ without spiritual and emotional distractions. Jesus Himself said the goal of sincere believers is not to conquer and rule our enemies to avoid hardship on a physical level, but not to allow troubles, oppression and sorrow to overcome us, and thus to hinder us from reaching heaven, (Mt. 24:12-13.)
Sigmund Freud also described man as a primal yet ‘evolving’ beast, controlled by ‘the id’ or primitive desires, that is why it is supposedly man’s basic human right to do exactly as he chooses. Thus, in psychology, “All Thou Shallt Nots” are taboo! This is no coincidence, as the commandment of the satanic bible on which all teachings and acts of witchcraft pivot, is “Do what thou willst is the whole of the law!” Freud, the blasphemous atheist, is the hub of confusion between human needs and selfish, egotistic, sinful wants, (‘Me first at any cost and no one, especially not the God of the Bible, tells me what to do!’) Freud is also a satanic source of primal vulgarity, (‘Mothers cuddle their babies because they desire to have sex with them as man is merely a physical body obsessed with intercourse, just as any other animal.’) Freud the evolutionist, (‘man evolved from an ape and is still evolving spiritually…’) is the rubbish dump of occult blame-shifting, which is the complete lack of personal responsibility and accountability. He is also a great teacher of projection of personal sin and problems onto others, (‘All my problems and bad behaviours are the fault of my parents, abusers, and other people, and everything for which you dare to criticize or rebuke me, is exactly what you are guilty of!’)
Freud the atheist ‘clarified’ humanity’s fascination with gods, ‘lesser’ spirits such as demons and angels, and especially the God of the Bible as merely an “effect, explained by an imagined cause.” I.e., man sees an effect, (thunder and lightning,) and without knowledge of scientific things like static electricity, he explains the ‘cause’ of thunder and lightning as the god of thunder, (Zeus,) riding cross the heavens with his chariot of horses.
Carl Rogers is called the father of Humanistic Psychology, which can be equated to Secular Humanism. He ‘refuted’ God’s Moral Law, personal accountability, and even common sense to put feelings first, “If it feels right, it is true and right and you can do it,” because only ‘self-evaluation’ or the love of self is important. If it were possible that feelings could guide us in truth and in God’s will, Jesus would never have gone to the cross. Our Lord Himself prayed in Gethsemane, “Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not My will, but Your will be done!”]
B.F. Skinner taught his own ‘science’ called ‘Radical Behaviourism.’ He said human free will is an illusion and so are the consequences of personal misbehaviour. This is the Buddhist/Hindu/Nazi/Freemasonry and Communist doctrine of ‘Maya;’ where nothing is ‘real,’ as suffering, etc. is allegedly only an ‘illusion.’ [Scroll down on the WebPages to the relevant headings.] Hence, mass-murdering dictators believe they do not ‘really’ harm their citizens, as suffering and the consequences of abuse are only illusions! Skinner ‘proved’ this mad theory by his ‘great’ experiments of “positive reinforcement” in animal training; forced on humans as well because “man is simply an evolving animal.” He taught that consequences of undesired actions (which God calls “sin” in human behaviour,) will be ‘reinforced negatively’ and repeated if punished or reprimanded. (I.e., teachers beat and punish children to remember their lessons!) However, if bad behaviour is rewarded, good actions would be reinforced. We can now understand how, in the unaccountable ANC government of South Africa, when an official is caught stealing millions, he or she is transferred to a higher position and put in charge of billions! Communism and its destructive doctrine socialism were built on the insane ramblings of psychology.]
God Himself said in Prov. 29:15, “The rod and rebuke [not abuse and assault!] give wisdom…” He commanded stern rebuke and disciple in both the Old and New Testaments, (1 Tim. 5:20; Titus 1:13, Rev. 3:19, Mt. 18:6-9; Mt. 18:15-19.)
DO ‘COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIES’ FIT INTO THE BIBLE?
Modern psychology therapies, still grounded on the demonic teachings of Freud, Jung, and others, now focus ‘cognitively’ on negative, “IMPAIRED [and thus IRRATIONAL and UNREAL] personal perceptions” such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression; self-destructive decisions and actions, and not so much on ‘repairing the past’ through collective unconsciousness. Even to Christians, who do not really know what lies behind these so-called ‘new’ therapies, this is a relief, as occult therapy investigating the ‘unconscious’ past of humans was and still is detrimental to humanity’s health on all levels of life; pushing people backwards by imprisoning them in the impossibility of ‘repairing the past.’ On the surface, these ‘here and now’ or occult Buddhist/Hindu therapies of ‘living in the moment’ appear to be much more beneficial than ‘regression’ therapy, as the focus seems to be a straight-forward, logic, fresh approach to psychiatric help.
It can never be disputed that Godly education and the correct attention are necessary through our lives to accomplish constant mental, emotional, and social development. In fact, these components are crucial to the existence of civilized society. However, nothing of psychology relates to the truth of the Bible.
‘The Bible or Therapy’ wrote, “What was overlooked in [Cognitive Behaviour Therapies] was that focusing on a specific problem removed acknowledgment of the real problem, the sin nature, the heart of man that ‘is deceitful above all things,’ (Jeremiah 17:9.) Many failed to remember that cleaning up the outside is not the same as cleaning up the inside, (Mt. 23:27, 28; Luke 11:24-26,) and that cleaning up the inside can be accomplished only by the grace of God [and by personal obedience to the Moral Law of God,] (Eph. 2:8-10.)”
Supposedly, Cognitive Based Therapy, (or CBT,) as it’s later version, Logic Based Therapy, (LBT,) differs from psychoanalyzing in that it no longer lingers on the cause of problems, but rather focuses on the problem itself.
This ‘logic solution’ to problems seems to be working.
However, appearances can be very deceiving.
Albert Ellis, the father of this therapy, another devoted disciple of the anti-god religion called “Evolution,” said, "[Evolving] humans, unlike just about all the other animals on earth, create fairly sophisticated languages which not only enable them to think about their feelings, their actions, and the results they get from doing and not doing certain things, but they also are able to think about their thinking and even think about thinking.”
Ellis’ cognitive behaviour therapy and it’s many offspring are supposedly based on logic thinking but in truth, they all sprouted from evolution, humanism, and the occult doctrines of Greek, Roman, Buddhist and Hindu philosophers!
Just a superficial study of these occult dogmas brings me to the conclusion that, after these Satanists have messed with your mind either through psychoanalyzing or cognitive therapy or both, you will never be a rational, sane individual again — unless you submerge yourself totally in the grace and truth of God and His contextual Word!
In essence, the root of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT,) is “the study of mental processes such as attention, language use, memory, problem solving, creativity, and thinking” in diagnosing and treating mental illness and emotional and behavioural problems. Therefore, CBT therapies “acquire knowledge [of cultural and religious perceptions, etc.] by the use of reasoning, intuition [or spiritual insight and instinct, which has NOTHING TO DO WITH LOGIC,] and learned perception.” One of CBT’s fundamental teachings is that “humans, in most cases, do not merely get upset by unfortunate adversities, but also by how they construct their views of reality through their language, evaluative beliefs, meanings and philosophies about the world, themselves and others.”
It cannot be disputed that learned bad behaviour and demented upbringing have a limitless influence on human beings and on animals too. Loving, Scriptural upbringing, loving teaching, and the Godly disciple of children, (Jesus also prescribed Godly discipline for unrepentant adults in Mt. 18:15-20,) are God-commanded responsibilities, essential to the emotional and mental health of humans and animals. God Himself said, a lack of contextual knowledge of His Word “destroys” the lives of people and robs them of eternal life in Christ. Thus, God Himself commanded, “I desire mercy [or obedience to the Moral Law of Love] and not sacrifice, and the [true] knowledge of God more than burnt offerings, [or religious temple and church service and adherence to so-called ‘saving’ rituals and sacraments.]” (Hos. 4:6; 6:4.)
However, this is not the kind of ‘knowledge’ cognitive therapists have in mind!
These therapies consist mainly of “re-constructing or correcting illogic [and thus irrational and unreal] views of reality,” which were implanted in the minds of humans through their cultural and religious background, [upbringing,] the use of language, etc.” For example, the ‘discriminative’ religious words “sin” and “sinner” cause “impaired and irrational emotions” as it condemns human rights by labelling people and their actions “negatively.” In psychology, negative words such as “sin” and “sinner” do not exist. The reason? The words “sin” and “sinner” cause the “impaired and thus UNREAL perception” that people are “negative, undesirable forces.” The reality is that these people (sinners,) are merely people who do not act as patients expect them to. Such a negative perception of others and their actions “distorts the patient’s reality” through his or her “learned religion, culture, and use of language.”
The cognitive knowledge that ‘sin’ is simply a learned, impaired religious view, is “true logic or rational reality.”
In this case, the REAL problem is that the God of the Bible Himself constructed a negative and thus UNREAL view of personal and cultural reality in the mind of humanity.
Cognitive “Reality” is that Jesus is not the Truth; “Real cognitive reality” is that no one has truth!
Your truth is only your personal, impaired perception of [co-called] psychological reality, which is always the wrong or ‘unreal’ reality — although ‘wrong’ does not really exist!
Therefore, Pontius Pilate, severely infected by these same age-old occult Roman philosophies, asked upon the testimony of Jesus, The Truth Himself, “What is truth?...” Then he went out to the Jews and said, “I find no fault in Him at all,” (Jn. 28:35-38.)
Pilate was actually saying, “Your truth; my truth; the truth of the Jews… None of it is reality but merely learned, yet impaired, distorted religious and cultural reality. Reality is that cognitively, (or interpreted collectively,) no one’s truth is reality.”