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Southern Baptists & the Occult

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Numerous "Christian" marriage and family books and articles are loaded with psychoheresy. A pastor who reads PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter sent us a blatant example of occult visualization being promoted by who else but a "Christian marriage and family counselor." The article "A Visit with The Father" appeared in the January 1995 issue of ParentLife, an official publication of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention [SBC].The author, Dr. Pam Highfill, instructs the reader to find a "quiet place (your sanctuary) for this exercise." To begin with, the person must block out his thoughts to be ready to focus on the visualization process. Then begins her instructions for visualization:See yourself approaching the great gates that are lined with pearls. . . . Walk straight ahead until you see two great big doors.Sh…

REALLY STUPID THINGS

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by Dr. Paul Cameron Modern psychiatry and clinical psychology came out of "treatment" of those who were obviously "nuts." That is, people who heard strange noises, bothered their neighbors with no account disturbances, or who were unreasonably depressed (e.g., suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar, or dysthymic [long-term depression] disorders).The professions of psychiatry and psychology claim great things (e.g., we understand how people tick) and demand great things (e.g., psychologists should be included in all health-care insurance and should be permitted to write prescriptions—after all, mental health is as important as physical health). Attempts have been made to include mental health practitioners in Federal insurance plans. And rather than being made up of witch-doctors—as some allege—the "mental health care" profession claims to rely upon "scientific findings" …

Victimizing Christians

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reblogged from http://pamweb.org
by | Jun 1, 2008 | Biblical View of Self Psychological counseling theories and therapies have given Americans a new way of thinking and have turned our country into a therapeutic culture of the self—where the self and how it feels about itself are at the center of meaning. People from coast to coast have embraced a psychological mindset that puts emotional deprivation and woundedness as the root cause of nearly every personal and social problem. This mindset has the potential to make everyone into a victim needing the services of the ever-expanding mental-health system. Fifteen years ago Charles Sykes wrote a book titled A Nation of VictimsThe Decay of the American Character, in which he says:The ethos of victimization has an endless capacity not only for exculpating one’s self from blame, washing away responsibility in a torrent of explanation—racism, sexism, rotten parents, addiction, and illness—but also for proj…

"MENTAL ILLNESS" CONFUSION

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by | Oct 1, 2017 | Christian Ministry What is “mental illness”? We contend that “mental illness” is a misnomer that is not only confusing, but misleading. People do have physical illnesses and disorders that affect the mind, but these should not be referred to as “mental illness” because the mind itself, though seriously affected, is not literally ill. Christians need to remember that the brain is tremendously complex in itself and further complex in its relationship to the rest of the body, to the extent that a person may be suffering horrendously because of a brain condition for which the bodily cause cannot be found. It is too simplistic to think that a person’s emotional misery is not related to a bodily problem just because a “thorough physical exam” does not reveal a problem. People who are suffering mentally from biological conditions need love, care, and compassion as well as medical help. No one should make l…

LOVE SINS

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Reblogged from the PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter, November-December 2016, Vol. 24, No.6,   https://pamweb.org/
Love Sins: The Reality of Love Versus Modern Romanticism by | Dec 1, 2016 | Biblical View of Self by Bruce W. Davidson—Currently the way to victory in any controversy is to present one’s own stance as loving, while disposing of the opposite view as hate speech. Though she is hardly famous for her benevolence, even Hillary Clinton commends herself as one aligned with the forces of love over against those of hate.The issue of homosexuality among the clergy has been cast in the same terms, as United Methodists debated the issue during their General Conference recently. Lynne Alley-Grant, the pastor of Timberlake United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, campaigned for the endorsement of gay clergy with the argument that “we are in the loving business, not the judging business…. The church is a place supposedly of love and acceptance.” Her argument rests on a wid…

AVENGE NOT YOURSELVES

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Biblical Christians believe that all lives matter, because God created mankind, not one race or another, but the whole human race. No race or ethnic group is better than another. And yet, racism exists on every continent and in every ethnic group.      Other forms of discrimination are commonly accepted. For example, abortion is freely practiced and government-subsidized in many countries. Do "Infant lives matter"?  Some are proposing euthanasia for older people who are no longer "productive members of society" (whatever that means!). Do older lives matter? Many other examples could be given, except among Christians.


      But consider how real Christians respond to mistreatment. We know that over the ages there have been multitudes of Christian martyrs -- saints who were cruelly executed for their faith. Yet Christians never start a "Christian lives matter" campaign, nor take to the streets to destroy property and confront the authorities. They do not…