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This article is relevant to the book, Dealing with Abuse and Abusers God’s Way
On This Page:
· Vital Core Differences Between Psychology and Scriptural Truth
· The Occult Teachings of Psychology Fathers Rogers, Freud, Skinner, and Carl Jung
· What are Cognitive Therapies and Do they Fit Into the Bible?
· Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Logic Based Therapy are not “Logic” at all
VITAL CORE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGY AND SCRIPTURAL TRUTH
The main problem with psychology is that it is neither a medicinal nor remedial science. It teaches the antichrist lie of evolution, (humanity advanced from apes,) which denies the existence of the Creator God of the Bible. It rejects God’s Scriptural commandments and creation principles. Although it even calls itself “Christian,” it does not follow the Gospel and Moral Law of Christ. In reality, psychology functions through Buddhist-Hindu teachings. It uses occult techniques such as spiritualism and other paranormal activates, (which they call “mind power,”) such as hypnotism and visualization; all cemented by the doctrine of humanism. In the guise of a “corrective discipline,” psychology loosens humanity from the Creator God; His Way, Truth, Light, and Life, Jesus Christ His Son. Thus, psychology alienates humanity from the saving, blessing, and healing truth of God’s Word and the power of His Holy Spirit.
Bible Truth is based on personal responsibility, and life and eternal life centre on free choice despite circumstance., (Jn. 1:11-13; Mt. 24:11-13.) Psychology teaches that man is merely an unaccountable (and therefore actually and unintelligible) animal, and a complete product of his environment. Hence, they teach that man is without personal responsibility or real, free choice.
That is why one of the ingrained teachings of psychology is the “unacceptable” ‘thou shall not’ commandment that is coupled with Godly discipline. So, similar to animal training, bad behaviour must be ignored and good behaviour must be rewarded, while punishment for continued bad behaviour must be banished. This is why “educational psychology” is the core doctrine of communism and it’s most destructive workhorse socialism.
Even deceived 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 therefore completely irreconcilable.
THE OCCULT TEACHINGS OF PSYCOLOGY FATHERS ROGERS, FREUD, SKINNER, AND CARL JUNG
The following fathers of psychology all focussed on searching intently for the cause of psychological problems to analyze and ‘repair’ the past, while never finding any real answers or cures.
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 must do it,” because only ‘self-evaluation,’ high self-esteem or the love of self is important. However, if it were possible that feelings could guide us in truth and in God’s will, Jesus would never have gone to the cross. He prayed in Gethsemane, “...If it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not My will, but Your will be done!”
Sigmund Freud was a neurologist, who founded psychoanalysis, a so-called “clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalysis.” Although not a confirmed mason, his teachings mimicked much of masonic dogma. Masonic orders all believe in evolution not creation. So, Freud described man as a primitive yet ‘evolving’ animal, controlled by ‘the id’ or prehistoric ape-like 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 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 was also the embodiment of vulgarity, as he stated, “‘Mothers cuddle their babies because they desire to have sex with them as man is merely a physical body obsessed with intercourse, just like any other animal.” Freud the evolutionist, (‘man evolved from an ape and is still evolving spiritually…’) also created the rubbish dump of blame-shifting, which is the complete lack of personal responsibility and accountability. Additionally, he is a great teacher of projection of personal sin and problems onto others: “All my problems and bad behaviour are the fault of my parents, abusers, and other people who did not protect and help me, 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.
In Freudianism, as in the teachings of Carl Jung, “the past needs to be repaired.” Marxism is entrenched in the humanist teachings of psychology. Therefore, in communism, the colonialist past of a country supposedly has to be ‘repaired’ through the vengeance and constant violence of socialism. For this reason, Marxism focuses incessantly on all the wrongs in the past of a 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. In South Africa they shout, “Kill the Boer kill the farmer!” and as in every other communist country worldwide, they demand, “We will use violent industrial revolution to free the economy from the grip of the colonial oppressors” - who have been already replaced by superrich Marxist oppressors an entire generation or four 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 violent socialist upheaval.
Psychology's ‘repairing the past’ in psychoanalysis and in Marxism is a death-trap for abused people and the oppressed masses of the world. Just as in the chaos of communist Marxism, Freudianism effectively turns victims into severely demented abusers! Instead of dealing with past and current abuses God’s Way, a psychologist told his vengeful ‘patient’ to “urinate on the grave of his abusive father!” Substituting the release victims from their unfortunate pasts, (as only Jesus can effectively do,) psychology effortlessly imprisons many in retribution and self-pity. That is why victims, under the twisted influence of psychology, easily perceive ‘repairing the past’ as their ‘human right’ to vengefully abuse and destroy even the innocent involved; thus warranting their unforgiveness, bullying of innocents, and torture of those who vexed them in the past.
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.)
Still, 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, because it is possible to go to heaven while deliberately clinging to sin. We only have this side of the grave to see eye to eye with one another, to confess and repent from our sins, and to do restitution as far as possible, (Jam. 5:16-17.)
However, once obedient to the Scriptural commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ, true believers have the spiritual power and Scriptural 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 that we must continually tolerate unrepentant abuse, or that Jesus ‘erases’ our sins and sorrows automatically as if it never existed, therefore must not 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 must deal with past, present and future problems God’s Scriptural Way to get them 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.)
B.F. Skinner taught ‘Radical Behaviourism.’ He said human free will is an illusion and so is misbehaviour. This is the Buddhist/Hindu/Nazi/masonic and communist doctrine of ‘Maya;’ where nothing is ‘real;’ suffering, abuse, murder, etcetera are allegedly only ‘illusions.’ Hence, mass-murdering dictators believe they do not ‘really’ harm their own 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,”) will be ‘reinforced negatively’ and repeated if punished or reprimanded. (For example, 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, most corrupt 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…” and 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.)
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung did not openly declare that he believed in the existence of spirits, because 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 ‘evolutionary science.’
He believed, ‘evolving’ humans experiences wars, abuse, confusion, fear, depression, etcetera because they evolved from apes that were once in ‘union with one another.’ However, once they ‘evolved’ into humans, they ‘progressed’ into a very ‘diverse’ species. This happened because human animals ‘lost their ancestor union’ by ‘developing’ speech, different values, cultures, and beliefs. These ‘evolved apes’ now come from different backgrounds, races, religions and cultures, which define their opposing characters. This is what cause them to fight and [supposedly] wrong one another.
Contrary to such nonsense, God said in His Word all strife, war, etcetera is because humanity lives in a fallen state of disobedience to Him, Rom. Chapters 2 & 3. That is why people must be spiritually born again through personal faith in and acceptance of Jesus to know, follow, and worship Him, Who is Spirit, (Jn. 1:112-13; 3:3-5; 4:21-24.)
Even so, Jung did teach that apart from man’s conscious mind, he also has an ‘unconsciousness’ or actually, a spiritual side he is not naturally aware of. [This is true. God created man as a tri-part person with a supernatural human spirit and a ‘soul’ or mind (brain) where his intellect, free will and emotions are seated; housed in a physical body, 1 Th. 5:23.] But now, Jung stated, together, humanity supposedly also has a “collective unconsciousness” or spirituality to which primeval man belonged before they began to evolve into human animals.
If psychologists make humanity aware of their “collective unconsciousness” they can ‘restore’ their ‘unconscious past.’ That happens by discovering their mutual ape ancestry, ‘religious ape beliefs’ and so forth, which connected all apes in a time before they ‘progressed’ into ‘human diversity.’
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. Jung alleged this regression can reach as far back as his ‘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’ for psychologists to ‘gradually regress patients to that ‘place’ (by taking them systematically through the ‘backward’ steps of hypnotism,) to find their primitive collective unconsciousness.
In reality, man’s ‘collective unconsciousness’ deceptively refers to the spirit world, where humanity must supposedly ‘communicate collectively’ or ‘as one’ with a supreme being or god! While Jung’s patients believed he was using ‘science’ to help them, he was in fact a New Age, One-World shaman, who secretly introduced them to the occult, demon possession, and devil worship.
This ‘journey’ or ‘initiation’ into the collective unconsciousness of humanity 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 through hypnosis from chaos to this ‘calm and safe place’ of collective unconsciousness.
This is why hypnosis and other types of ‘therapy’ are dangerous occult practices that involve demonic power, achieved through the occult technique of visualization. For instance, psychologists place their ‘patients’ in a trance state and then suggests, “See yourself as a teenager… a baby… still being in the womb…” This, of course, has nothing to do with ‘brain power’ or ‘science.’ It is occult power induced by an unseen demon that takes control of the person’s mind.
Carl Jung was not as openly antagonistic towards the God of the Bible as was his colleague Sigmund Freud, although he was a staunch evolutionist, a clandestine spiritualist, and a shaman. [God strictly forbade calling up spirits and talking to ‘spiritual guides’ and supposedly dead ‘ancestors,’ Deut. 18:10-13.]
Bafflingly, despite Jung’s many antichrist declarations and occult practices, he is much revered by ‘Christian Psychology’ and Deliverance Ministries in their quest for ‘spiritual wholeness.’ They completely overlook the Scriptural and practical fact that every sincerely and Scripturally born again believer in Christ is already complete and whole in Him through Jesus’ full atonement in their place and their obedience to the truth of His Word, (Col. 2:9-10; Mt. 7:21-24.) Believers only have to submit to the will of God, and stand firm in faith and Moral-Law obedience to Him to conquer all fear, depression, and everything else by the “blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony,” which is their declaration concerning their completed position in Christ through their personal rebirth in Him, Jam. 4:7-8; Rev. 12:11!
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 people, who go for strange spiritual experiences to achieve “inner healing,” Christian counselling that is not based solely on the contextual truth of the Bible, and various types of ‘deliverance,’ do not realize that most of the practices and teachings they submit to, stem from the occult and not from Scriptural Truth or the Holy Spirit of the Bible!
DO ‘COGNITIVE AND LOGIC BASED BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIES’ FIT INTO THE BIBLE?
What are ‘Cognitive Behavioural and Logic Based Therapies really?
Modern psychology therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural and Logic Based Therapies (LBT) are modern versions of the teachings and therapies of Freud, Rogers, Skinner, Jung, and others. However, it is certain that there is still nothing ‘logic’ or ‘therapeutic’ about these ‘treatments’ or so-called ‘cures.’
While it is really logic and necessary to view everything, (God’s Word, circumstance, etcetera) in context to find the “whole truth,” this is not what cognitive therapies have in mind.
“Cognitive” means “the process, [since apes first began to evolve into humans,] of acquiring knowledge by the [continual development] of reasoning, intuition, [supernatural or paranormal abilities,] and personal perception, relating to thought processes.” So, “cognitive responses” are reactions to “what happens” (not what is done to people) based on learning, belief and morality that “evolved” into different human behaviour. Research studies are therefore ongoing to find the “precise beginning and evolution of human cognition” such as intelligence, speech, and morality, asking “what types of thinking make us more advanced animals,” and seeking ways to determine “how human animals have been generated and genetically engineered by evolutionary processes.” Because humans are allegedly ‘advanced animals,’ immorality, sin — and therefore personal accountability too, are merely “impaired” or ‘wrong, personal’ perceptions; ‘imprinted on the human brain’ by different cultural, and learned perceptions. To “imprint” these so-called “impaired perceptions,” religions and the God of the Bible supposedly played a “huge misguiding” part.
Logic Based Therapy (LBT) is psychological counselling that was instituted by philosopher Elliot D. Cohen in the 1980’s, and its effectiveness was not proven by controlled studies. Yet, it has infiltrated all types of ‘counselling’ and ‘physiological therapies.’
LBT is grounded on the allegation that circumstance and wrongdoing have nothing to do with emotional trauma through sin and suffering. In “cognitive reality,” the words ‘suffering,’ ‘sin’ and the “perception” of punishable wrongdoing are therefore allegedly mere “impaired personal perceptions.” People supposedly perceive matters “cognitively incorrect” and “upset themselves needlessly” by inducing “self-defeating emotional and behavioural conclusions from irrational perceptions.” For instance, If I were violently raped, I cannot have “negative responses” towards “what happened,” [not what was done to me by the person who did it to me,] because I merely “perceive” rape as an “impaired perception,’ and therefore react “negatively.” Through Logic Based Therapy I must understand that in some cultures ‘rape’ does not exist; men may take whomever they want, however they want. Thus, I am the problem; rape or the rapist do not exist and can therefore not be the problem. By ‘repairing’ that ‘negative perception’ by replacing it with this ‘positive perception’ in my thought processes, LBT supposedly works for me!
So, these ‘therapies’ focus ‘cognitively’ on [so-called] 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 like the older therapies did. Even to Christian psychologists, who assumingly do not really know what lies behind these so-called ‘new’ therapies, this is a relief. Some allegedly began to realize that investigating the ‘unconscious’ past of humans through ‘regression therapy’ might be detrimental to humanity’s health on all levels of life; pushing people backward by imprisoning them in the impossibility of ‘repairing the past.’
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 to do with the paranormal, not 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. That is why the God of the Bible commanded loving, Scriptural upbringing, loving teaching, and the Godly disciple of children; Jesus also prescribed Godly discipline for unrepentant adults in Mt. 18:15-20. These necessities are Godly responsibilities; essential to the spiritual, emotional and mental health of humans. “A lack of [contextual] knowledge [of God’s Word] destroys [the lives of people and robs them of eternal life in Christ.]” Thus, God Himself declared, “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.)