Dr. Phil's Teachings EXPOSED!

Compiled and edited by David J. Stewart

Who is Dr. Phil?

The following quote is from Dr. Phil's website...

Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to "get real" about their own behavior and create more positive lives. His nationally syndicated daily one-hour series, Dr. Phil, has been making headlines and breaking records since its September 2002 launch, when it garnered the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the launch of The Oprah Winfrey Show 16 years prior.

People magazine named Dr. Phil one of the "Most Intriguing People of 2002," while Barbara Walters included Dr. Phil in her 2002 "Ten Most Fascinating People" special. Newsweek dedicated a September 2002 cover story to Dr. Phil, which turned out to be the magazine's best-selling profile cover of the year."


It is tragic that a person like Phil McGraw has influence over millions of people.  I am not writing this article to be unkind, but because Dr. Phil's advice is dangerous, and he needs to be exposed for the "Christian" imposter he is.  Dr. Phil made the “Top 50 Most Influential Christians” list, just barely, at #50 (www.thechurchreport.com).  Phil McGraw is NO Christian!  Dr. Phil's wife, Robin McGraw, also masquerades to be a Christian, appearing on The Insider and The Hour of Power with Dr. Robert S. Schuller.  Dr. Phil claims to have the answers to many of life's problems; BUT, he never mentions the Word of God.  His website gives no impression that he is a Christian.  Something is very wrong.  Any influential speaker who appears to be a "Christian" and avoids the Word of God is an imposter!  Just as with many modernists today, Dr. Phil exploits Christianity for his own personal gain.

Unscriptural Advice

Here is some of Dr. Phil's "expert" advice...

"The fourth season of Dr. Phil will focus on women's empowerment and will include topics on how to leave an abusive husband and find the right man." SOURCE

Dr. Phil advices women in abusive relationships to "leave and ... find the right man."  What horrible advice!  Is this what God wants us to do?  Here's what the Word of God teaches in Matthew 5:32... "But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery."  Clearly, Dr. Phil does not believe the Bible.  There is nothing in the Word of God which permits anyone from breaking their marriage vows.  You do remember don't you? ... "For better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness, as in health, 'til death do us part."  But Dr. Phil says move on to greener pastures.  Only God knows how many divorces Dr. Phil has caused, and how many millions of people are now living in adultery because of his evil advice.  What a sorry attitude ... when the going gets tough, quit!  No wonder the Bible forewarned in 2nd Timothy 4:3, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears."  Dr. Phil is a false prophet!

Self Matters?

One of Dr. Phil's many books is titled, SELF MATTERS, of which the following is stated on his website...

"When you look in the mirror, who is truly hiding beneath that face? In Self Matters: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out, Dr. Phil challenges you to find your "authentic self," thinking beyond the fears and excuses that have masked the person you've always wanted to be." —SOURCE

But what does the Word of God state concern "self" ...

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."
—Matthew 16:24

There is far too much talk about "self" nowadays.  The New Age movement, which Oprah Winfrey greatly promotes, is all about SELF (Me, myself, and I).  Jesus told us to DENY ourselves, giving up our earthly ambitions and selfish pursuits, to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).

I dare you to show me anything in the Bible about "Creating your life from the inside out."  I have news for you friend ... you cannot make yourself better, any more than cancer can heal itself.  Dr. Phil is the blind leading the blind.  ONLY by being born again (John 3:3), through faith alone in Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour (John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8,9), can we be indwelt by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9), and be truly changed within (2nd Corinthians 5:17).  Any temporal or psychological changes will not take your sins away.  You must be born again in Christ Jesus!!!  The bottom line is this--We are all sinners, and Jesus is the ONLY Saviour.  No amount of education, reformation, or rehabilitation can tame the sinful heart of man (Jeremiah 17:9).  Our only hope is in Jesus Christ, and the precious blood He shed for our sins at Calvary.

"Self" has no place in the Christian life--not in our salvation (Isaiah 64:6), nor in our daily life (1st Corinthians 15:31).

Dr. Phil Promotes Abortion Groups and Homosexuality

"Thou shalt not kill." -Exodus 20:13"LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christian groups are calling on the popular television psychologist Phillip C. McGraw, PhD, a.k.a. Dr. Phil, to stop promoting Planned Parenthood and the homosexual lifestyle." -SOURCE

Also read: 'Dr. Phil' Gets It Wrong On Sexual Orientation Issue

No one who endorses the murdering of little babies is in their right mind.  Few people realize that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood (Herodhood) was a racist who pledged to genocide the Negro population.  Please visit: www.blackgenocide.org.  Margaret Sanger was honored in 2000 by NBC as a great humanitarian.  Sanger was a ruthless killer, a mass-murderer.  She was also an atheist who stated, "No Gods - No Masters.

Why We Oppose Planned Parenthood

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The Truth About Margaret Sanger (Planned Parenthood's Racist Founder)

Also, there is a strong and malicious homosexual movement today, hell-bent on corrupting society by perverting the Word of God into a lie (Romans 1:25).  Satan is working relentlessly through the educational system, TV shows, cable programs like The History Channel, and many other avenues to promote homosexuality (i.e., "Sodomy" in the Old Testament).  Dr. Phil is no friend of God, and no friend to Christianity (James 4:4; 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17; Ephesians 5:11). 

Homosexuality is a horrible sin, strongly condemned in the Word of God.  The fact that Dr. Phil promotes the homosexual lifestyle and abortion is further evidence that he is an unsaved modernist, a hater of God, an imposter, and an enemy to Christianity.

Discerning Dr. Phil

18 October 2005

Dr. Phil McGraw is currently the recognized popular authority on all issues related to life. His entrance into fame, via the aid of Oprah Winfrey, led to a spark among Americans to find peace and the good life through following the advice of a smart, likable and tough-minded psychologist. Even many Christians have embraced Dr. Phil as a powerful authority on life.

“Get Real” With Some Biblical Principles

Dr. Phil made the “Top 50 Most Influential Christians” list, just barely, at #50 (thechurchreport.com). On one of his shows, he has stated that God is his “Higher Power,” and that he is a Christian. Furthermore, the principles that he postulates are quite often similar to the principles that we find scattered throughout the Bible. For example, Dr. Phil believes and teaches that people must take personal responsibility for their actions and quit playing “the role of victim” (Dr. Phil’s Ten Life Laws, #2). We find this same principle many times in the Bible, stated in the form of a warning that we must answer to the Lord for the choices we make. “But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who ‘will render to each one according to his deeds’” (Romans 2:5-6).

However, Dr. Phil never refers to the Bible as an authority on life. In fact, he rarely if ever refers to any higher authority at all. His advice comes from himself, as he sees and interprets life. This does not make his points untrue, for it is clear that Dr. Phil often speaks truth and often helps people, but his points are not linked to another source of authority that we can test.

It is also clear that Dr. Phil carries much New Age baggage. This becomes apparent when he speaks about “defining your authentic self.” Instead of promoting prayer, Dr. Phil suggests “eliminating your negative internal dialogue,” which he describes as something that “powerfully programs and shapes your self-concept.” In order to eliminate the negative internal dialogue, a person should go through several exercises during the course of a chosen day, ending with self-focused questions like, “You’re the one who talks to you, all day, every day. What kind of friend are you?” So instead of looking upward to God for help, Dr. Phil teaches that we should look inward and help ourselves.

Overall, the advice that Dr. Phil offers is a surface level, loose collection of fortune cookie pop-psychology, finding its source in some unmentioned biblical principles and some New Age principles.

What Should a Christian Do?

Dr. Phil has been truly helpful to Christians and non-Christians alike, helping people take a look at life and make real steps to correct problems in relationships, finances, health, parenting, and many other areas. For this, he must be commended. As a believer, I have personally benefited from listening to his advice and following many of the steps he postulates. But as believers we must be heavily discerning. It is easy to substitute a daily dose of Dr. Phil for regular Bible reading and prayer. Dr. Phil may offer helpful advice, but he has never offered anyone the answers they really need – how to be saved from the wrath of an angry God, how to recognize our rebellion against God, or how to walk closer to Jesus Christ each day. A Christian who listens to Dr. Phil must be wise enough to know if a certain piece of advice corresponds to a biblical principle (and how) or if the advice is based on self-focused, New Age principles, which never bring glory to God.

I could never recommend to anyone that they listen to Dr. Phil. There are plenty of strong pastors who can be found at a local church, on the radio, or via internet ministries who offer equally strong advice anchored totally in the Word of God. These spiritual leaders are not ashamed to state where they receive their information and they do not mix it with New Age spirituality. Furthermore, I would advise weaker Christians who are dodging Scripture and prayer and trusting in Dr. Phil instead (some may be addicted to him) to stop watching him altogether. Stronger Christians who can discern truth from error might find some of his words helpful in a limited sense.

The bottom line is Dr. Phil is dangerous for the soul. He offers enough truth and insight and goodness that Christians are enticed to listen, but he mixes enough self-focused, error-laden, pop-psychology to lead a soul away from Christ into self-dependence and into ruin. -SOURCE

Erroneous Medical Advice?

The following quote is from WIKIPEDIA.com...

In January 2006, in a segment titled "Extreme Disorders", Dr. Phil's show presented inaccurate information about the treatment of two neurological conditions (Tourette syndrome and Asperger syndrome). Information from Quackwatch and the American Psychiatric Association suggest that the information Dr. Phil and his guest, Dr. Hipskind, gave about the usefulness of brain imaging for treatment and diagnosis of these conditions was not only wrong, but possibly dangerous. Various advocacy organizations, such as NAMI, and others representing persons with ADHD, OCD, and autism have taken issue with Dr. Phil's information about neuropsychiatric conditions." -SOURCE

Zoo Trainers are Better Equipped to Deal with Americans Than Shrinks

As of 2010, Dr. Phil has become the new Jerry Springer Show, mocking people in bizarre relationships and insane situations. No doubt, Dr. Phil and those who support him would claim that he's sincere; but the fact that they are making TONS of money cannot be denied. It's all about money.

It is tragic that the American people love filth, smut, hatred, violence, sexual immorality and every sin imaginable; that's why Dr. Phil, Hollywood and people like him are getting rich exploiting people's problems. I think a zoo trainer nowadays has more qualifications to deal with people's relationship problems than most psychologists do. People are like wild dangerous animals these days; suing their own loved ones, killing their own children (before and after birth), blaspheming the God of the Bible, craving bloodbaths of crimes of TV, and indulging in every form of wickedness imaginable.

As believers, we need to hand on for dear life to God's Word. It's like a hurricane of wickedness is afflicting our world today, and the winds of Satan are blowing, and the crashing thundering and blinding lightning are everywhere, and debris is flying all around us, homes are being destroyed, everything uprooted and tossed into the air; yes, this is a good analogy of the world today, especially the insane United States.

The best thing we can do is Christians is grab onto the firm foundation of God's Word, the Bible; and don't let go! You don't have to become a victim. The Bible is a Lighthouse, a beacon of hope, a standard by which to test everything!!! If you'll SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES as Jesus said in John 5:39,

On his website, Dr. Phil sells all sorts of worldly helps for your problems. Some of the items sold are titled: Self Matters CD, Life Strategies CD, Relationship Rescue CD, et cetera. Ladies and gentleman, when all else fails, read the instructions! God Authored the Bible to guide us through life. Psalm 119:105 calls the Bible a “LAMP” unto our feet. A lamp's purpose is to shine upon the darkness, to light the way. In the absence of Light, darkness prevails. If you want to expose the darkness, shine the Light. God's Word is the Light, because Jesus is the Word of God incarnate (John 1:1-3,14; Revelation 19:13).

You don't need Dr. Phil's advice, you need God's advice. Get you a King James Bible and study it! The most dangerous thing you can do is to allow other people to think for you. Satan always looks for weakness! Whether it be alcohol and drugs, or just plain ignorance, Satan will sift you as wheat (just as Jesus warned Peter in Luke 22:31) if you are weak. You had better get down on your knees and ask God to help you. God answers knee-mail.

I did not write this article to attack Dr. Phil in any way; but rather, to warn you that there are many false prophets and deceivers in the world (2nd John 1:7). The Word of God is THE TRUTH (John 6:63; 17:17). You need THE TRUTH. I can sum up the Bible in one word... TRUTH! You need THE TRUTH. Turn the hellivision off. Seek out God's advice. Proverb 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.” Stop acknowledging Phil McGraw and start acknowledging the God of the Bible. You don't need Dr. Phil nor Oprah Winfrey to direct your paths; you need for the Lord Jesus Christ to direct your steps!

I love Jesus Christ! He is my precious Savior, the Son of God. Christ died, that's history; Christ died for me, that's salvation! Amen!

A Man of God verses a Man of Men

I visited a Baptist church recently. The senior pastor mentioned to the congregation that he had a degree in psychology as well as theology. Then he spoke praises of Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life. Then a few moments later the pastor quoted something he read from Pat Robertson (the 700 Club). Don't give them your money.

I wanted to vomit. I went to a Baptist church hoping to find a man of God. Instead I found a man of men. The pastor didn't quote the Bible; he kept quoting things he had read from the latest New York Times Best Seller List. Modern psychology is rooted in atheism, evolution and humanism. I don't want to hear a pastor tell me what he learned from other men. I want to know what God laid upon your heart. What did you learn from the Scriptures? I can go buy and read a book from Barnes and Noble.

A pastor ought to walk with God throughout the week, and then share with his people on Sunday what he learned. So many pastors today are being led into apostasy away from the Scriptures, and away from the fundamental doctrines of the Biblical faith; because they are being influenced by Modernist ministers who are corrupt, greedy and part of the New World Order

Shame on the congregation or pulpit committee who calls a man with a Ph.D. (post hole digger... lol) in psychology to be their pastor. Why don't you just call Dr. Phil while you're at it? You ought to be appointing a man of God to lead the congregation. The problem is that none are available anymore. By the way, I hate pulpit committees who try to control the preacher's preaching. A true man of God WON'T allow a pulpit committee to tell him what to say or not say. I'm not for sale! It'll be a cold day in Hell before anyone tells me what I can preach or not preach! I'll say what God lays upon my heart to say.

If I took over a pastorate, the first thing I'd do is get rid of all church committees, especially the pulpit committee. Temporary committees are ok, like a building committee; but when the building is completed, goodbye building committee! Committees are dangerous because they give people power to clip the wings of the preacher, afflict him and split churches right down the middle. I've seen it too many times. The Authority of the New Testament Church is the Bible. If men are in control, then you have a cult. Jesus said that the greatest amongst you will be your servant. Hence, the pastor ought to be the biggest servant of the congregation, sacrificial giving to help his people. In most churches it's the other way around, where the pastor milks the poor congregation for every penny he can.

Conclusion of the Matter

I don't enjoy exposing people, I really don't. The big problem is that with all these false prophets exploiting Christianity to get rich. The Truth of God's Word is being brushed aside, distorted and forgotten altogether. People will say anything these days to get rich, filthy rich. The popular trend of our day is to talk about spirituality without the Word of God, to talk about salvation without being born again, and to offer hope without Jesus Christ. Dr. Phil is a worldly psychologist, not a born again Christian. 

He tells people to "get real."  He is a modernist who exploits Christianity to fool the masses.  Dr. Phil is just another New Ager, like Oprah Winfrey.  Oprah speaks more of the spiritual aspects of New Age, while Dr. Phil primarily focuses on SELF.  New Age is all about self, about finding your greater you, or as he calls it, your "authentic you."  You don't need to find yourself, you need to find Jesus Christ, and then you'll know who you really are.  What does the Bible say?  Proverb 20:24 states, "Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?"  Without God, you'll only find a false religion of demonic spirituality and worldly philosophies. 

The Bible is the answer!  Don't be fooled, anyone who speaks about spirituality without teaching from the Bible is an imposter.  Give God your heart, and He'll comb the kinks out of your head.  If you want to "get real," it all starts with becoming a born again Christian.

Ye Must Be Born Again!