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Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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Dear Co-Laborers in Christ,

One of the psychoheresy issues we have repeatedly written about is that of psychotherapy being a recent phenomenon in the church. Few people realize that the rise of psychotherapy and its take-over of most of the church happened in such a brief span of time.

The book titled The Practice of Psychology: The Battle for Professionalism begins with this fact: “The independent provision of psychological services was virtually nonexistent prior to and during World War II.”17 It reveals that “most psychology departments tended to look down on applied practitioners, feeling that the ‘true psychologist’ was the one functioning in an academic setting.”

Ellen Herman, in her book The Romance of American Psychology, describes the rise of psychological counseling in America. She says:

Throughout the entire postwar era, the United States has trained and employed more psychological experts, per capita, than any other country in the world.... Before World War II, professional healers and counselors were few; most individuals allied with psychology did work unrelated to “helping.”

Less than sixty years ago, California was one of the very first states to issue the Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapy licenses. Now every state licenses its own mental-health professionals. This new therapy fad soon moved into the church, bringing about a dramatic shift in confidence on the part of Christians—away from the sufficiency of God’s Word for problems of living and to man’s psychological wisdom. It did not take long for the psychological seduction of Christianity to engulf churches, parachurch organizations, Bible colleges, Christian schools and universities, seminaries, and mission agencies.

As we have often said: The present-day church has strained at many theological gnats but swallowed the camel of psychotherapy to such an extent that the sufficiency of Scripture for the issues of life has been overlooked and replaced with “profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (1 Tim. 6:20). That is why we, in our current “‘Mental Illness’ Confusion” article, encourage all believers to “discourage succumbing to psychological counseling.”

Thanks to those of you who support our efforts to eradicate all vestiges of psychoheresy from every nook and cranny of the church and to encourage fellow believers to minister His Word to those who seek direction and correction in life.

Martin and Deidre Bobgan

The Bobgans have spoken on psychology and Christianity at numerous conferences and churches and on radio and television. Together they have authored 21 books. Deidre  has also written Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life (Harvest House; EastGate).

Educational Background * Martin: University of Minnesota, B. A., B. S., M. A.; University of Colorado, Doctorate in Educational Psychology * Deidre: University of Minnesota, B. S.; University of California, M. A. in English.

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Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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