Basis of the End Time Heresies - Part 2
.... Here in Part 2, we'll describe the basis of wisdom that teaches this wayward side of the church about themselves, and how the professional 'clergy', of this group will emerge. To begin, please consider the following two passages carefully:
.... "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.".(2 Tim 4:3-4)
.... ". . . always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."(2 Tim 3:7)
.... Both prophecies were given in the context of the last days and prove that a new type of wisdom will emerge during this period. It will be vast in its scope so that one could study it forever; its teachers will be plentiful and they will speak to people according to their desires, which demonstrates their selfish human focus.
.... About 100 years ago, just such a wisdom emerged in the world though it remained obscure until after WWII. In the years since then it has grown to unimaginable scope and influence, and it has infiltrated the church as well. We are speaking of psychology, that vast basis of wisdom that teaches us about ourselves; and it’s many teachers, who went on to become our new ‘clergy’, have found their way into the pulpit and every other form of Christian life imaginable.
.... As the assimilation took place, preachers cloaked their psychology in Christian sounding terminology and phraseology for use in the pulpit (2 Peter 2:3). Thus, even when the Bible was quoted, it was explained through a psychological grid of reasoning. (For example, Biblical characters might have been ‘psychoanalyzed’ as though their lives were fables, so that ‘biblical proof texts’ could be offered). But when the premise is psychology, the conclusion is essentially psychological as well, and not Scriptural at all. And through this, the church fell further and further away from the truth of God’s word (2 Thessalonians 2:3).
.... O, church of the Living God! The Lord has rejected your trusted ally, and you shall not prosper by them!
.... In an earlier posting we mentioned that thirteen false teachings would arise in the last days. About half of them spring from a basis in psychology. This is a subject we have studied at great length and for which we have develop an additional Break-out module (see the complete list of modules in the right hand column). But for now we’d like to suggest that the emergence of psychology in the pulpit is another recognizable step in the end-time sequence of events: and it is a step that most of us have lived to see.
.... We would greatly appreciate some further discussion on how psychology’s assimilation into the church took place. But in our next postings we’ll return to the ‘wise’ side of the end-time church to offer the next recognizable steps, and to attempt to explain their perspective as well.
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