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The following is an article  by Dave Hunt (of "the Berean call") clarifying the murkey waters of psychotherapies and psychology impacting the Church and evangelical ministries today.

"Try the spirits whether they are of God" [1 John 4:1.]

Please note comments on the more subtle and widely used 4 temperaments at the end of the article highlighted in orange. Such focus, juggling, and mixture of the Spirit and the self life is common in evangelical circles with variations and expansions to the extents of 16 and possibly more!

Dictionary:- (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state.

"the humours are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile".

Consider, and the Lord give understanding in these needy days of misconceptions, heresies and deceptions.

Grant Hayman.

 Article. (Dave Hunt.)

A variety of psychotherapies masquerading under Christian terminology are devastating the church by turning Christians from God to self. Among the most deadly are regressive therapies designed to probe the unconscious for buried memories which are allegedly causing everything from depression to fits of anger and sexual misconduct and must be uncovered and "healed." These offshoots of Freudian and Jungian theories rooted in the occult and which have destructively impacted society for decades are taking their toll within the church.

One popular variety of regression therapy is called "inner healing" and was brought into the church by occultist Agnes Sanford (see The Seduction of Christianity). It was carried on after her death by those she influenced, such as lay therapists Ruth Carter Stapleton, Rosalind Rinker, John and Paula Sandford, William Vaswig, Rita Bennett and others. At first most prevalent among charismatics and liberal churches, inner healing has spread widely in evangelical circles. There it is practiced in a more sophisticated form by psychologists such as David Seamands, H. Norman Wright and James G. Friesen as well as a number of lay therapists like Fred and Florence Littauer. The Littauers' extreme insistence that rare is the person "who can say he truly had a happy childhood" would seem to condition their counselees to recover unhappy and traumatic memories.

Even if it were safely and accurately possible, should one probe into the past in order to dredge up forgotten memories? Memory is notoriously deceitful and self-serving. One is easily talked into "remembering" something which may never have happened. Inner healing, like other forms of psychotherapy, creates, by its very nature, false memories. Furthermore, why must one uncover memories of past abuse in order to have a right relationship with God? Where does the Bible say so? And if parts of the past must be "remembered," why not every detail? That task would be hopeless. Yet once the theory is accepted one can never be certain that some trauma is not still hidden in the unconscious—a trauma holding the key to emotional and spiritual well-being!

In contrast, Paul forgot the past and pressed on toward the prize (Philippians:3:13-14) promised to all those who love Christ's appearing (2 Tim:4:7-8). The past is of little consequence if Christians truly are new creations for whom "old things are passed away [and] all things are become new" (2 Cor:5:17). Searching the past in order to find an "explanation" for one's present behavior conflicts with the entire teaching of Scripture. Though it may seem to help for a time, it actually robs one of the biblical solution through Christ. What matters is not the past, but one's personal relationship to Christ now.

Yet many people claim to have been helped by regressive therapy. Finding the "reason" in a past trauma (whether real or a "memory" implanted by suggestion in the therapy process) can bring a change in attitude and behavior for a time. Sooner or later, however, depression or anger or frustration or temptation returns, leaving one to renew the search into the past to find that "key" trauma, the memory of which has not yet been uncovered. And so it goes.

In keeping with the Freudian foundation of all "inner healing," Fred and Florence Littauer's book, Freeing Your Mind from Memories that Bind, presents the thesis that uncovering hidden memories is the key to emotional and spiritual well-being. They suggest that any "memory gaps" from childhood indicate one has probably been abused (and very likely, sexually). By that definition we've all been abused. Most of us can't remember each house we've lived in, each school attended, every teacher and classmate, every family vacation when we were children. To teach, as the Littauers do, that these "memory gaps" indicate periods of abuse that have been covered up by the mind is contrary to common sense and is without scientific verification or biblical support.

The Littauers, like so many others in this field, base their approach upon the so-called four temperaments. This long-discredited personality theory evolved from the ancient Greek belief that the physical realm was composed of four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Empedocles related these to four pagan deities, while Hippocrates tied them to what were considered at that time to be the four bodily humors: blood (sanguine), phlegm (phlegmatic), yellow bile (choleric) and black bile (melancholy). These characteristics were connected to the signs of the zodiac.

There never was any scientific basis for the four temperaments. Yet many Christian psychologists and lay "healers" swear by them today, making them the basis of "personality classification" and the key to behavioral insights. As the Bobgans point out, however, in their excellent latest book,"Four Temperaments, Astrology & Personality Testing":

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Climate Change! | Print |
Written by Grant Hayman   

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>> IMPORTANT <<

It appears, that there could be some folks that visit the site, unaware, that all the menu list of 'titles' on both sides are actual ARTICLES.

Every listed item is a 'link' to that article title.

For a simple tour and explanation of the site, click on the Dino on the carpet above for site tour video.

There are approximately 600 articles and short devotional meditations found on the site; a few of which are listed in the menus located on either side of each page.

The Search engine at top right is effective in finding comments on subjects of interest.

There are still plans to upgrade the site as soon as possible.

God Bless. Grant. 

Seriously, there is a person that is Responsible for climate change and it certainly isn't in the hand of man any more than he can "make one hair black or white" unless he fakes it of course! [Matthew 5:36.] Man wasn't able to do anything about climate change in the time of Noah. God was in charge. God initiated that climate change and he wound it up! Jesus said - "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the son of man" [Luke 17:26] As God was in charge of the climate in the days of Noah (and the world didn't realise it) so now, and up until the "days of the son of man" in like manner God is the one, as then, will, and is, in charge of climate.

It is HIS Earth! "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the World and they that dwell therein" [Psalm 24:1.] As in Noah's time of God's judgment and the flood, man couldn't do anything to change it, so is man's dilemma today, for we are in the last days of world defiance against God and the duplication of the days of Noah has arrived! Man could not stop God's climate judgment then and the next climate judgment coming soon, will make the flood judgment look like a flea bite!

Until the time of "the days of the son of man," God has promised that climate will not change and will be under His Control! "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." [Genesis 8:22.] All that we are considering here is the reality that Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth: Is he Lord of your life?

>> Look out! <<

There is a coming climate change that will make the "Earth reel to and fro like a drunked"! [Isaiah 24:20.]

>> Days now identical to that of Noah and Lot! <<

In Luke 17:26-30 Jesus very clearly says, the wickedness in Sodom and Gomorrah was identical to that in the days of Noah and the flood judgment. - "Until the day that Noah entered into the Ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, as it was in the days of Lot .."

>> Both The catastrophic physical climate change with Noah's flood and the fireball storm of Sodom and Gomorrah followed the DESTRUCTIVE Moral and Spiritual Climate Change in the Human Heart! <<

There is a stealth Moral climate change that is happening today and it is deadly to the eternal soul of man, and there is no trumpet warning at all but rather in many quarters a sadistic Hooray!

The conditions of Noah's and Lot's time and NOW:-

* "Violence filled the earth" [Genesis 6:11.]

Violence in every form, even horrendous religious violence!

* Violence on the tennis court, cricket field, on planes.

* Road rage

* Bullying in schools

* Cyber bullying

* The ascendency of violent sports and video games

* Hidden violent attitudes that burst into flames "The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence." [Proverbs 10:11. HCSB] Violence is a product of self-centeredness and is covered by the mouth with smiles and "fair speeches".

The Bible says the tongue is a "fire, a World of iniquity" [James 3:6.]

* Homosexuality Lifestyle Forced Upon Society!

* In Sodom young boys (and children) educated and participating in homosexual events.

* The young, as in "safe schools programs" were taught and subjected in Sodom to the forceful education of homosexual orientation and lifestyle.

"Before they went to bed, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, the whole population, surrounded the house. They called out to Lot and said, where are the men who came to you tonight? Send them out to us so we can have sex with them!* [Genesis 19:4-5. HCSB]

There is much more of the traits of Noah and Lot in their day that depicts our worldwide sunken sinfulness, ripe for judgment today!

* Mockery and distrust of any sincerity. [Genesis 19:14.]

The above point is one of subtle importance. When Lot's son's in law were warned of the coming doom upon Sodom and Gommorah the Bible says they thought he was "mocking" them!

Genesis 19:14 (KJV)
"And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law."

Lot had a reputation in Sodom of being a "righteous" man, but sodom was a city of mockery. Everyone considered each other a joke, just as there is much entertainment today focused on mockery of anyone and everyone. No one in public life or media is exempt from being made fun of and being treated as a joke.

Being made a laughing ridicule is the cause of much more suicide, than we think.

* Obsession with the Physical. Body, flesh life. [Genesis 6: 3.] * Excusing unrighteousness. [2 Peter 2:5.]

>> The Serious Spiritual Stealth Climate Change Affecting the Church Today! <<

The climate change of apostasy has not abated since the Lord Jesus spoke directly to the Churches by messages through John on the Isle of Patmos AD 96.

The book of Revelation is of vital importance to every believer because every word is the last word of the Lord to the Church! All applies to every Church in every corridor of time though there is a real chronological reference which sharpens focus on what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

The last Church state to be dealt with is the church of Laodicea. The Lord's final remedy and most wonderful appeal is "If any man hear my voice". [Revelation 3:20.] Oh! how wonderful it is to hear the voice of the Lord! It is a "glorious voice". [Isaiah 30:30.]

The book of Deuteronomy is Moses warnings and encouragments to Israel in the conquest of their inheritance in the promised land and mentions "the voice of the Lord" 14 times. In no other book of the Bible is the phrase so highlighted!

No voice of the Lord, means we wander, no direction, no depth, no heat of excitement and miss the glorious inheritance the Lord has for every child of God! The answer to a dull, lifeless Christian walk is to hear the loving "voice of the Lord". How then to hear "the voice of the Lord"?

The vital need for us to so "hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches" is found in the wonderful invitation and words of the Lord -

" ..... I will come into him and sup with him ..." [Revelation 3:20.]

Note Jesus is standing at the door and knocking, and offers if "any" one hears and opens the door he will come in and not draw us into a listening of him spreading it out to us, BUT he will receive our lowly spreading it out to him, laying all bare before him! he will take ALL on board and then settle us with his peace and THEN we will "sup with Him" in his banqueting house with his "banner over us of his great Love"!

When the woman at the well spread out to the Lord her real self of need, she soon dropped her water jug, and with great joy raced off to the city of argument over correct worship, to tell of the beautiful one to worship, who gives life abundant Living Water, which satisfied her empty heart while trying to be satisfied at the well of natural life!

It is so beautiful that the Lord receives us and loves for us to open up to him with whatever the hurt, sin, fear or problem that has caused the "Climate change" of going from "hot" to "Lukewarm" or even "cold".

Praise the Lord for how loving and gracious he is! Exactly as God was in the garden of Eden at the beginning of man's monumental fall out of fellowship, plunging the whole human race into estrangement. "And they heard the voice of the LORD God" [Genesis 3:8.] Tell him all. Jesus Loves You!

Grant hayman.

 It's going to be a good day! (Carroll Roberson)

God Bless. 

 
Labor - Greens Disaster for Australia! | Print |

 

> Australia take Note: <

......

Labor

Disaster

for

Australia!!

&

The Greens

are

Worse!!

Come on Australia, NSW did it right,

don't allow upon us the following Labor blight!

That "great Shepherd of the Sheep" rescue this country from

the many perils of our day and bless you greatly.

 Romans 8:35,37. (KJV)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
 
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  

 

 
TIO - Spiritual Weakness.
Written by Grant Hayman   

 

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** Spiritual Weakness **

Delilah got the better of Samson. Clearly he gave up his strength to a woman, which Solomon writes a man should not do, and yet failed himself in the inspired writing of truth! [Proverbs 31:3.] The husband is commissioned to, out of love, give up Himself for his wife but not his strength. A husband giving up his strength to his wife, or making his wife his strength, is a good 'throw away'. The self life of any of us is only fit to be displaced for everything that serves the Lord.

Samson's strength was from the Lord and when he gave up the secret of his strength to Delilah, he put her first and the Lord last.

When we put the Lord anywhere from second to last we become spiritually weak as if we didn't have the Spirit of the Lord and weren't even born again. Don't we know it when we put wife first, husband first, kids first, job first or hobby first or anything first?

We (as Samson said) "shall become weak and be like any other man." The first thing that Samson lost was strength and the second thing he lost was his eyes. We lose clear sightedness and true spiritual vision when we allow anything to plunder our hearts and remove Christ from being first. Jesus said to a whole Church of believers - "Anoint your eyes with eyesalve that thou mayest see" [Revelation 3:18.]

This Church became void of true spiritual significance and blessing of the Lord to a needy world. They were boasting to themselves, that they were - "......rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;" and Jesus further said that they didn't know that, tragically, they were - "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:" [Revelation 3:17.]
"Become like any other man" means the 'ordinary' becomes our main portion in this life. Without the strength of the Lord we are only left with the mundain and 'vanity fair' of this life: Which is - "Look at my lovely house, look at my high position in the corporation or (even) in the mission"! Even if the enterprise is 'Christian', if Christ isn't first, only man will be seen and there will not be any Heavenly power and true life giving blessing. Without the strength of the Lord, it all can only be the worthless product of man.

Jesus said - "..... for without me you can do NOTHING" [John 15:5.]

Don't allow anything to capture your heart and rob you of the exceeding great rewards of the Strength of the Lord and Heavenly vision: Such is needed to bring you into all the best he has planned for you to enjoy. If you do weep over any losses of his goodness, just turn to the Lord with all your heart, forsaking the lies that have made you weak and spoiled. Surrender all your present circumstances to the great shepherd of the sheep that loves you with an everlasting love and he will give you peace and rest in the onward bountiful dealings of his goodness.

Paul said - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." [Philippians 4:13.]

Samson, wonderfully by the grace of God was renewed in the "strength of the Lord" and by such faith, power and blessing wrought at the end, a greater victory than that of his entire life!

There is no need that can exhaust the Grace of God, as like Samson, we lift up our hearts and cry out to him.

Jesus is as good as his name and Isaiah wrote 700 years before the wonderful event of his coming that his name shall be called - "WONDEFUL" and this name is at the top of the list!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." [Isaiah 9:6.]

Throw open your heart to the Lord as Samson did and he will lift you up in his strength to glorify him.

 The Lord BLESS. He does the BEST.

 Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 
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