“Well-meaning psychologists who profess Christianity have merely borrowed the theories and techniques from secular psychology.  They dispense what they believe to be the perfect blend of psychology and Christianity.  Nevertheless, the psychology they use is the same as that used by non-Christian psychologists and psychiatrists.  They use the theories and  techniques devised by such men as Freud, Jung, Rogers, Janov, Adler, Fromm, Maslow and others, none of whom embraced Christianity or developed a psychological system from the Word of God. 

The Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) is a group of psychologists and psychological counselors who are professing Christians.  At one of their meetings the following was said:  “We are often asked if we are “Christian psychologists” and find it difficult to answer since we don’t know what the question implies.  We are Christians who are psychologists but 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….asyet there is not an acceptable theory, mode of research or treatment methodology that is distinctly Christian.”

“Christians who seek to integrate psychology with Christianity have actually turned to secular, ungodly sources for help.  But, because these unbiblical, unsubstantiated theories and techniques have been blended into the dough, they are well hidden in the loaf.  Thus many Christians honestly believe they are using only a purified, Christianized psychology.  Instead, they are left with a contaminated loaf, not with the unleavened bread of the Word of God.” 

Martin and Deidre Bobgan, “James Dobson’s Gospel of Self Esteem & Psychology”, pp. 192-193.

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