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Purpose Driven dismantling of Christianity

Posted below is part 3 of a series I wrote for RenewAmerica in 2011.  In it I revealed that religious syncretism (a blending of many different belief systems) had virtually reshaped the visible Church.  I wasn’t alone in pointing out this fact.  There were many others in the online apologetics and discernment ministries who were sounding […]

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Biblical View of Codependency and Alcoholics Anonymous

Gary Gilley and M. Kurt Goedelman examine the controversial topic of psychology in the Church and what is termed “codependency.” Codependency was introduced into the Christian community through Frank Minirth, Paul Meier, and Henry Cloud. Many readers will be surprised to learn that there is neither scientific nor biblical evidence to support the theories of Minirith, […]

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28 Things You Didn’t Know About “Christian” Psychology

When it comes to what’s called psychology in the Church, Matt Tarr of ParkingSpace23 believes that much of what’s termed “Christian” psychology operates on a theology of man that’s antithetical to a biblical worldview.  According to Tarr, so-called “Christian” counseling “largely espouses a form of positivism (or neopositivism), optimism, and a philosophy of self-esteem that […]

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Christians Don’t Take Personality Tests

I discovered the following post, written by Jessica Pickowicz, on Michelle Lesley’s blog. I’ve written on this subject myself in Carl Jung: Psychologist or Sorcerer?   In it I examined Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality.  The Myers-Briggs test is designed to see what makes people tick. Christians should not take part in […]

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Sozo – a dangerous “inner healing and deliverance ministry”

Before I get to Kim Olsen’s blog post, those who are unfamiliar with Sozo prayer need to know more about it.  First of all, Sozo prayer is the brain child of husband and wife team Bill (self-proclaimed modern-day apostle) and Beni  (New Age guru) Johnson, both of whom are pastors of the infamous Bethel Church in Redding […]

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