Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Before I move on.

First off, please forgive me if I was not clear in my initial post.  It truly is my heart to "bring to light those things hidden in darkness."  Secondly, when I refer to psychology I am not including the medical side that deals with physiological diseases/illnesses such as epilepsy, alzheimer's, dyslexia, etc.  

To quote Dave Hunt once again,

"Science {medicine} can deal with nutritional deficiencies or chemical imbalances in the brain, but it has nothing to say about the mind, which is nonphysical."

My focus is going to be on the school of thought that psychotherapy/psychiatry as it tries to deal with human behavior or mental health.  I will not refute the fact that depression, anxiety, PTSD can be caused by an underlying medical condition, however, I believe that in a majority of the cases healing will only come to pass when the spiritual condition in ones heart/mind is healed by the power of Jesus Christ, not through a mind altering drug or humanistic therapy.

I will begin a post tomorrow that looks at the history of psychology/psychotherapy and look into the life and theories of a few well known psychotherapists.

P.S. I will eventually post about Christ Centered healing, however, at this point I am going to focus on exposing what 1 Timothy 4:1 speaks of,

"The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons."

5 comments:

Shonni said...

Amen, I am really excited to be following along with this study. And I so agree with you. I have seen first hand what 1 Tim. speaks of.

Bethany said...

I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

Bethany

JG said...

Thanks for this. :) I am really looking forward to reading the rest.

Tova said...

Thanks for some of the clarification. I would like to make one too. PTSD is not caused by an underlying medical condition. It is caused by a trauma (emotional/physical) that literally/physically alters ones nervous pathways and brain functions. Sorry if I'm sensitive on this. I'm tired of people telling me to pray harder and I'll stop having my PTSD symptoms.

wholetthishappen at wordpres dot com

A family being transformed said...

Tova,

I realize that PTSD is not caused by an underlying medical condition, however, it can effect the bodies chemistry and therefore requires medical intervention.

Tova, I would love to encourage you more--please feel free to email me at transformedfromglory2glory at gmail dot com.

Hugs from Uganda,
Summer