Because of the urgency of our times and this particular issue,
and in view of the fact that the Church is a major player in
importing and implementing Psychology and Carl Jung's teachings
(MBTI) as well as Richard Foster's Renovare and Spiritual Formation,
including Psychologist Dr. Craig Ellison's Integrated Psychospiritual
Counseling Model, I invite you to read the following review.
But shouldn't Christian Colleges and Seminaries be exposing Psychology
the way you would Evolution and Marxism, not promoting it? Many
of you may have already read my debate with Dr. John Stoll whose
THE USE OF THE MYERS/BRIGGS INSTRUMENT IN SANCTIFICATION
OF LIFE AND MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIPS
was published by CAPS.
(We do not publish or sell Psychology Debunked. I was not
even solicited to write the following review. My sole motivation
is as a Public Service Announcement and warning to the Church,
for the love of the Saints)
Review by James Sundquist
I just could not wait to read and review PSYCHOLOGY DEBUNKED
after hearing its authors, former psychotherapist Lisa Bazler
& Ryan Bazler, in their hour-long insightful interview on
Chuck Crismier's VIEWPOINT Radio Program on the Internet. Upon
reading the book, I would mark five stars for every stellar point
they made. I kept wondering, "will they cover this issue?"
Or, "I hope they don't say something doctrinally unsound!"
Well I was not disappointed. Virtually every question that you
might pose regarding the viability of psychology was answered.
And every question whether it offers any hope to Christians was
In reviewing the book, I first simply wanted to list all of
the great specifics why psychology is not compatible with Christianity,
why it is not science, and why there is no pathology to support
it. But I love to talk in pictures or parables. Then it struck
me. I saw a picture of a huge ball of yarn which had been completely
tangled, mangled, gnarled, and knotted. I thought to myself,
who can possibly untangle this ball of yarn? This ball of yarn
is Psychology. Well, the authors have managed to do just that.
They dismantled and removed every knot in the ball of yarn.
What is even more amazing is that when they finally completed
their mission of unraveling the ball of yarn, the yarn had completely
vanished. There remained no yarn left to make anything...not
enough for a sweater, not enough even for a hot pad, and certainly
not enough to build the emperor's new clothes. Tragically, the
world and the Church is so smitten by this ball of yarn, they
continue to knit imaginary garments for the emperor and all mankind.
But there is no garment for the king and there are no real garments
for anyone to wear with this ball of yarn.
This book is so easy to understand, but that should not be
surprising. The Scripture tells us to not stray away from the
simplicity of Christ.
Psychology has complicated and knotted the yarn. When the
authors finishing demolishing every argument that defends psychology,
it was so obvious and simple, a child could understand it. But
that should not be surprising either, since the Lord also tells
us to come as a child...in fact it is the only way we can come.
Just some of the examples the authors make as clear as the water
that flows down from the Oregon mountains is that the Bible teaches
that fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Psychology
counsels no fear of the Lord at anytime in any of its therapies,
let alone at the beginning. So there is no wisdom in it. The
Bible teaches that there is body, soul, and spirit; psychology
says there is only the body and the soul.
The Bible teaches us that it is Holy Spirit that will lead
us in all truth and that it is sharper than a two edged sword,
dividing even the soul from spirit. Psychology doesn't even believe
in the Holy Spirit. The Bible teaches us about our eternal destiny.
Psychology offers no hope for eternity. The Bible teaches us
to lay up for our selves treasures in heaven. Psychology offers
no concept of heaven to lay up your treasures for. The Bible
says seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things (our
needs) will be added unto us. Psychology doesn't seek first the
Kingdom of God, in fact it never seeks the Kingdom of God. The
Bible teaches that our help comes from the Lord.
Psychology tells us our help comes from one or more of unproven
theories and tens of thousands of psychotherapists whose ideas
were drawn from paganism, divination, astrology, humanism, and
evolution. The Bible teaches that being lovers of selves is mankind's
problem. Psychology teaches that being lovers of selves is the
solution. Bible teaches that we can come freely to drink the
waters of life. Psychology charges for it. The Bible offers the
opportunity of becoming a new man in Christ. Psychology offers
an improved or even damaged version of the old man. The Bible
teaches that our strength is perfected in weakness and that in
suffering, sin loses its power. Psychology teaches us how to
balance our strengths and weaknesses with personality profiles
derived from paganism and divination. The Bible esteems the contrite
and broken spirit. Psychology esteems self-esteem.
The Bible teaches us to rejoice in the suffering or being
persecuted with Christ to produce character and overcome the
world. Psychology has no interest in Christ's suffering, our
suffering with Christ, or sees any redemptive value in his shed
blood. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ believed in demon
possession and delivered those possessed. Psychology teaches
that there is no such thing as demon possession...so there is
nothing to be delivered from. The Bible tells us how to be blessed
in the Beatitudes. Psychology doesn't even comprehend blessing,
so it can not offer anyone a blessing because it omits the person
required to administer these blessings, that is Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us we can't produce the fruit of the spirit which
is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control without abiding in the vine which
is Jesus Christ himself. Psychology attempts to bear this fruit
by abiding in the teaching of such founders as Carl Jung and
Sigmund Freud who opposed Christianity!
The Bible teaches that there are primarily three things that
are required of every Christian: (1) Salvation, (2) Sanctification,
and (3) Carry out the Great Commission so that others may receive.
Psychology can't offer Salvation, Sanctification, and is unable
to and does not even pretend to offer the Great Commission in
order that others might be saved and sanctified.
So Christians, Pastors, and every "Christian Psychotherapist"
needs to be asking the question: "So then why are we offering
Psychology?" The authors answer this question so thoroughly,
that it should be required reading in every Christian College
and Seminary (and that is most of them) that teach Psychology
as a valid tool for sanctification and training in righteousness
and helping people. The Church needs to wake up too and stop
integrating and mixing the Gospel with the Religion of Psychology
in its programs too!
You can not serve two masters! Choose today whom you will
follow -- the Mighty Counselor and Intercessor, or your flawed
psychotherapist as your counselor! Psychology is based on myths
while Paul in his Second Epistle to Timothy said to turn aside
from myths! As Solomon said, there is nothing new under the sun,
and Psychology, showing it true colors, draws its ideas from
the foundation right back to the Garden of Eden..... "someone
else made me do it!" Adam and Eve could not blame their
problems on their environment or their ancestors. Psychology
implies that everyone is a victim and no one is a sinner (no
one is guilty)! Lisa & Ryan hit the nail on the head with
this book because they lead you right back to The Book for the
right answers to all of your problems.
They list every major reason a person goes to a psychotherapist,
then give you every Scripture that will really solve your problems
and your imaginary problems...and your life. The authors prove
that Psychology offers no help to the secular world which is
not Christian and it certainly does not offer any hope or help
to a Christian. Therefore, I must give it my highest rating and
commendation...fives stars. I would recommend it to anyone who
truly wants to be delivered from bondage!!
Psychology Debunked is available at:
This is NOT an advertisement or spam because I am not selling
this book and it is not even published by us. It is not commercial,
so it does not even constitute the legal definition of spam.
It is purely a public service to Christians throughout the world
that they may safeguard themselves. The link was not even there
initially, but people wanted to know where to find the book,
so I added the link.