"And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding." -Job 28:28
Psychology doesn't have anything in common with Jesus Christ. In fact, psychology is the antithesis of the eternal Word of God. Webster's defines psychology as:psy-chol-o-gy n. 1. a) the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes.
In fact, did you know that modern psychology is based upon demonic astrology? Listen to what the astrologers have to say for yourself...
Astrology is not a religion or a faith. The modern science of Psychology, which is the realm in which many contemporary people explore their sprits, was born of Astrology.
This should be clear evidence to you why it is dangerous to seek guidance from psychologists. They are trained in heathen universities by godless professors who reject Jesus Christ and deny the Word of God. Psalm 1:1 states, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." Christians should not seek counsel from the unsaved world. If you do, you'll be receiving counsel from heathens who practice astrology, see no harm in abortion, participate in homosexual parades, and curse the name of God.
Psychology is not about the physical, it is about the spiritual. It is about how to cure SIN man's way! People whose lives are just fine don't go to the psychologist, it's people that have sin problems! Now if you are a Christian, WHO are you supposed to go to for your problems?"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of GOD, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting ALL your care upon him; for he careth for you" (1st Peter 5:6-7)."COME UNTO ME, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" -JESUS CHRIST, Matthew 11:28.
We should go to the Lord as He asked us to, i.e., to the Word of God (John 1:1,14). Philippians 2:5 reads, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." The Bible doesn't tell us to have the mind of Dr. Phil, or of Oprah Winfrey, or of James Dobson, or of James Van Praagh; but rather, of the Lord Jesus Christ!
What about when you need some Christian advice? Can't God speak through His people? Insofar as they speak forth the Word of God, the Bible! God works through His word--NEVER with man's secular wisdom (which is what psychology is devilish). What is in man anyway? ...lust, murder, deceit, covetousness, etc. Why trust man's way of contending with sin? No amount of rehabilitation, education, or reformation can tame the old sin-nature, it is an unruly evil. It simply can't work. The Bible tells us that we need to talk to our pastor or other fellow believers when we have a problem:Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:1-2)
Going outside of God's word to psychology is sin. Look at Freaky Freud and his freaky ideas about incest. When you look at the authors of psychology, you find a bunch of freaks trying to tell us why we sin and how to manage it. I'll tell you why you sin and I'll save you a boatload of money... you sin because--YOU WERE BORN WITH IT! There is only ONE remedy for the sin-sick soul--THE BLOOD OF JESUS! Go read about the blood in 1st Peter 1:18,19. "Christian" psychologists are making money as they fleece the sheep of the Lord's pasture. Psalm 1:1 forbids seeking counsel from the unsaved... "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
Hopefully this article will help you to avoid the trappings of the psychotherapy cesspool that has entered our churches in the name of self-help groups, recovery groups, and 12 steppers.
We don't need advice outside of the Bible. Period. God has given us EVERYTHING that pertaineth to life (2nd Peter 1:3). To combine Biblical Truth with secular psychology is to create PSYCHOHERESY!