"Self-exaltation by Satan marked the first appearance of sin in the universe (see Isaiah 14:12-14). Eventually, Jesus would identify man's fundamental obstacle in following Him as this same self- centered perspective on life (see Mark 8:34). One of the most radical consequences of "the Exaltation of Self" can be seen in the "Psychologizing of the Faith" taking place within the church world today.
Our American culture, like much of the rest of the world, has become deeply and extensively psychological. As psychological thinking flows into churches that are biblically weak, the foundational truths of "the faith once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude v. 3) are being
redefined. This tragic process is replacing the Christ-centered perspective of the Bible with a new man-centered approach to life. "
"Instead of declaring sin as the problem, man's need is now described as dysfunctionalism or co- dependency or victimization. We speak of sicknesses and disorders, instead of moral failure or spiritual irresponsibility. Further, man's hope is often held forth as discovering the appropriate recovery group, instead of learning about God's life-giving and life-transforming grace."
After a little research on the history of psychology, I found something quite ironic.
"Philosophical interest in the mind and behavior dates back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, China and India. These earlier forms of inquiry began adopting a more clinical and experimental approach under medieval Greek and Muslim psychologists and physicians, whose practitioners built the first psychiatric hospitals."
Egypt? That reminds me of Isaiah 30:1,
"What sorrow awaits my rebellious children, "says the Lord. You make plans that are contrary to Me...For without consulting Me you go down to Egypt for help."
Quite ironic indeed.
Is what you are believing really not light at all?
"Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom, imprisoned in iron chains of misery. They rebelled against Gods word, scorning the COUNSEL of the Most High God...
BUT THIS IS THE TRUE LIGHT,
"Lord help! they cried in their trouble and HE saved them from their distress. HE led them forth from the darkness and deepest gloom; HE snapped their chains. Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things HE has done for them...HE sent out HIS word and healed them." Psalms 107
The light of God's WORD will always expose the darkness.
P.S. I would like to point you to the comment section--Melissa hit the nail on the head. Thanks for sharing M.