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Free Christian Resources On The Dangers of Psychology and Psychiatry by Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. Richard Ganz, Dr. Reg Barrow, et al.


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                               Dr. John MacArthur    Dr. Voddie Baucham       Dr. Richard Ganz


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"Psychology prides itself on being a science, it is not, it is a occult religion."

- Dr. Richard Ganz (former clinical psychologist, now a Reformed Pastor, church planter, seminary president and professor, biblical counselor, etc.) as cited from the free MP3, Self-Esteem: Myth or Marvel

"The stampede to embrace the doctrines of secular psychology may be the most serious threat to the life of the church today."

- - Dr. John MacArthur, THE PSYCHOLOGY EPIDEMIC AND ITS CURE (FREE PDF)

"The issue is the philosophical shift in the church, specifically, the shift in the church to postmodernism. As a pastor and former (recovering) clinical psychologist, this shift is easy for me to see because postmodernism has chosen psychology as the vessel for its nihilistic epiphany, to which the masses have willingly bowed the knee."

- Dr. Richard Ganz, Ecclesiasticus Rex, 1998, Ligonier Ministries, Tabletalk Magazine

"Psychology is a cult, a Humanist cult, born in the very depths of Hell -- and holding high a cup full of anti-Christian monstrosities and murdered souls. To attempt to mix this vile demonic deception with the truth of the Bible is an abomination, and will ultimately be met with the judgment and wrath of God."

- Dr. Reg Barrow, President, Still Waters Revival Books

"True psychology (i.e. "the study of the soul") can be done only by Christians, since only Christians have the resources for understanding and transforming the soul. The secular discipline of psychology is based on godless assumptions and evolutionary foundations and is capable of dealing with people only superficially and only on the temporal level. [Footnote: Cf. the comments of a psychological counselor cited in Bobgan, PsychoHeresy 5-6.: "At the present time there is no acceptable Christian psychology that is markedly different from non-Christian psychology. It is difficult to imply that we function in a manner that is fundamentally distinct from our non-Christian colleagues."]. The Puritans, long before the arrival of godless psychology, identified their ministry with people as "soul work." Scripture is the manual for all "soul work" and is so comprehensive in the diagnosis and treatment of every spiritual matter that, energized by the Holy Spirit in the believer, it leads to making one like Jesus Christ. This is the process of biblical sanctification."

- John MacArthur, THE PSYCHOLOGY EPIDEMIC AND ITS CURE. This essay is adapted from Chapter 3 of John F. MacArthur, Jr., Our Sufficiency in Christ, Waco, TX:  Word, 1991, pp. 55-77, emphases added)

"Christian psychology" as the expression is used today is an oxymoron. The word psychology no longer speaks of studying the soul. Instead it describes a diverse menagerie of therapies and theories that are fundamentally humanistic. The presuppositions and most of the doctrine of psychology cannot be successfully integrated with Christian truth. In addition, the infusion of psychology into the teaching of the church has blurred the line between behavior modification and sanctification. The path to wholeness is the path of spiritual sanctification. It is foolish to exchange the Wonderful Counselor, the spring of living water, for the sensual wisdom of earth and the stagnant water of behaviorism. The Lord Jesus reacted in a perfect and holy way to every temptation, trial, and trauma in life -- the most severe ones that any human life could ever suffer. It should be clear that perfect victory over all life's troubles must be the result of being like Christ. No "soul worker" can lift another above the level of spiritual maturity he is on. So the supreme qualification for psychologists would be Christlikeness. If one is a truly Christian psychologist, he must do soul work in the realm of the deep things of the Word and the Spirit and not be following around in the shallows of behavior modification. Why should a believer choose to do behavior modification when he has the tools for spiritual transformation? This would be like a surgeon wreaking havoc with a butter knife instead of using a scalpel. The most skilled counselor is the one who most carefully, prayerfully, and faithfully applies the divine spiritual resources to the process of sanctification, shaping another into the image of Jesus Christ.

- John MacArthur, THE PSYCHOLOGY EPIDEMIC AND ITS CURE, emphases added

The depth to which "sanctified" psychotherapy can sink is quite profound. A local newspaper recently featured an article about a thirty-four-bed clinic that has opened in Southern California to treat "Christian sex addicts." (The article does not explain the reasons for beds in this kind of clinic.) According to the account, the clinic is affiliated with a large and well-known Protestant church in the area. Its staff comprises specialists described as "real pioneers in the area [of sexual addiction]. These are all legitimate, licensed psychotherapists who happen to have a strong Christian orientation to therapy," according to the director.

Does their "Christian" orientation happen to be solid enough to allow these psychotherapists to admit that lasciviousness is sin? Evidently not. Interviews with several of them were in the article. They consistently used the terms illness, problem, conflict, compulsive behavior, treatment, and therapy. Words with moral overtones were carefully avoided. Sin and repentance were never mentioned. Worse than this, these so-called experts scoffed at the power of God's Word to transform a heart and break the bondage of sexual sin. The article quoted the center's program director as he explained why he believes his treatment center specifically for Christians is essential: "There are some groups of Christians who believe the Bible is all you need."

That statement is the echo of neo-gnosticism. Belittling those who believe the Bible is sufficient, these latter-day "clouds without water" (Jude 12) insist that they are privy to a higher, more sophisticated secret knowledge that holds the real answer to what troubles the human soul. Christians must not be intimidated by their false claims. No higher knowledge, no hidden truth, nothing besides the all-sufficient resources that are in Christ exists that can change the human heart. Any counselor who wants to honor God and be effective must see the goal of his efforts as leading a person to the sufficiency of Christ. The view that man is capable of solving his own problems, or that people can help one another by "therapy" or other merely human means, denies the doctrine of human depravity and man's need for God. It replaces the Spirit's transforming power with impotent human wisdom.

- John MacArthur, THE PSYCHOLOGY EPIDEMIC AND ITS CURE, emphases added

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

- 1 Corinthians 2:14

There are 300 Reformed resources under the category "Cults, False Religions, Psychology, Humanism" on the Puritan Hard Drive A search for the word "Psychology", using the Master Search index on the Puritan Hard Drive, brings up 364 results in 75 documents, and a search for the word "Psychiatry", using the Master Search index on the Puritan Hard Drive, brings up 8 results in 3 documents -- all of which give you the search term in the context of one line (under each book title in which they are found), and when you click on this line the Puritan Hard Drive opens the correct book, to the correct page, and highlights your search term.

Free Christian Resources On The Dangers of Psychology and Psychiatry by Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. Richard Ganz, et al.


The Dangers of Psychology and Psychiatry (Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind) by Dr. Voddie Baucham (Free MP3. Very insightful!)



Secular Psychology and "Christian" Psychology Versus Biblical Counseling (FREE MP3s, Books and Articles)

The Psychology Epidemic and Its Cure by John MacArthur (Free PDF)

Self-Esteem: Myth or Marvel by Dr. Richard Ganz (Free MP3. Exceptionally useful!)



Secular Psychology and Christianity: Two World Views by Dr. Richard Ganz (Free MP3)



How John Calvin Led Me to Repent of Christian Psychology by Pastor Steven J. Cole (Must reading!)

Dr. Richard Ganz Testimony (from clinical psychologist, to Reformed Presbyterian Pastor, church planter, seminary president and professor, biblical counselor, etc.) by Richard Ganz (2 Free MP3s)

PSYCHOHERESY: The Psychological Seduction of Christianity by Martin and Deidre Bobgan (Free eBook)

Can a Christian work as a psychologist? Should Christians integrate psychological and biblical methods? by Dr. Richard Ganz

Psychology Debunked: Revealing the Overcoming Life (Paperback on Amazon.com)

Former mental health professional and former psychotherapist Lisa Bazler and her husband Ryan sound an alarm to help seekers, exposing the true nature of psychology and its impact on the church. Readers discover shocking truths about psychotherapy, 12-step programs, Christian psychology and psychiatric medications. Readers also learn how the beliefs and practices of modern psychology differ from those of biblical Christianity. The Bazlers offer clear, easy-to-understand, biblical advice on how to overcome depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, addiction, family dysfunction, and other common problems of living. Psychology Debunked -- the truth behind psychotherapy, mental health, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, bipolar, self-esteem, Christian counseling, 12-step programs, support groups, psychiatric medications (Prozac, Ritalin, Paxil, Zoloft, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Dexedrine, Adderall, Effexor, Luvox, Elavil, Pamelor, Valium, Dalmane, lithium, Depakote, Haldol, Risperdal, Navane, Clozaril, Zyprexa, etc.), disorders, addictions, diseases and illnesses.

PsychoBabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology and the Biblical Alternative by Dr. Richard Ganz (16 Free MP3s)

'Why is it many evangelical preachers shout from the pulpit about God's power, but then shuffle their emotionally troubled members off to the closest therapist? Both church leaders and lay persons seem to believe that the psychological 'experts' have the answers for the wounded hearts and souls of God's people. And when churches do offer counseling, it often is tinged with the secular psychology and psychotherapy that have infiltrated the church. Psychobabble explains the dichotomy between secular and Biblical counseling and shows the danger of incorporating secular techniques into a Christian approach. This book will arm believers looking for Scriptural answers to the hurts of a broken world. As anti-Christian bias becomes increasingly pervasive in secular psychology, the church must look to the true source of all healing. This book will point the way.' (Back cover). "Dr. Ganz threads through all the sticky issues as he confronts the psychological demigods of the Christian integrationists' pantheon and exposes their feet of clay. For those who have wondered whether the integration of secular psychotherapy with the revelation of God in the Bible is possible--here is your answer." - Dr. Jay Adams, professor, Westminster Theological Seminary

"The Myth of Integration" by Dr. Richard Ganz (free PDF, chapter five of PsychoBabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology and the Biblical Alternative)

PsychoBabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology and the Biblical Alternative by Dr. Richard Ganz, Foreword by Dr. John MacArthur (Paperback on Amazon.com)

The Christian Counselor's Manual: The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling by Jay Adams (hardcover on Amazon.com)

The Christian Counselor's Manual is a companion and sequel to the author's influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: Who is qualified to be a counselor?*How can counselees change? How does the Holy Spirit work? What role does hope play? What is the function of language? How do we ask the right questions? What often lies behind depression? How do we deal with anger? What is schizophrenia? These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for Christian counselors.

Amazon's Complete Selection of Jay Edward Adams' Books

DR. VODDIE BAUCHAM REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE

I want you to know that I have enjoyed my Puritan Hard Drive immensely.

I simply could not have imagined such a resource before getting my hands on it!

To have that much information from a consistent, biblical, orthodox, and gospel-centered point of view is simply astonishing.

Anyone who admires the Puritans simply must have the Puritan Hard Drive.

From Pastors to Ph.D. candidates, there is simply nothing else out there that puts so much at your fingertips.

What an amazing tool for pastors... thank you for your work.

Soli Deo Gloria!

- Dr. Voddie Baucham (Many free MP3s on Sermonaudio at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/38367)


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