The Psychology Epidemic and Its Cure

John MacArthur | August 25, 2009

The church’s right to counsel from the Bible has been reconfirmed in court rulings of recent times. Yet in many instances the church has surrendered that right and responsibility because of the “professionalization” of the counseling ministry among Christians. This is tragic because the behavioral sciences are not, as is commonly believed, scientific. Neither have they proven effective in changing the human heart. “Christian psychology,” with its claim of a secret knowledge about dealing with people, has made deep inroads into the church, but it is no more than a duplication of its secular counterpart with Scripture references occasionally interspersed. A reliance on Christ, the “Wonderful Counsellor,” and God’s sufficient Word as dispensed by spiritually gifted Christians to one another is the church’s only solution in meeting the spiritual needs of its people.

Vol. 2, no. 1 (Spring 1991)

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MacArthur, John. "The Psychology Epidemic and Its Cure." The Master's Seminary Journal 2, no. 1 (Spring 1991): 3-20.