by TB Chamomile
Clash Daily Contributor
During the much maligned Medieval Era, the church leaders were counsellors of the distressed, anxious, sick or melancholy. After the separation of church and state, the church no longer had a role in counselling people, and counselling was left up to the psychologists who took advantage of their new “priesthood”, and taught people that their behaviour was not their own fault, but because of other external circumstances. Secular psychiatrists and psychologists are now the preachers of how humans should act, speaker and behave. Much of this godless psychology has crept into the church and has been embraced by many Christians who think that one can believe in evolution within one’s “faith”.
Psychology is founded on evolution, the lie that humans have evolved and are not special creatures n the eyes of God, and hence have not moral accountability to God. It is not a mere pseudoscientific theory. It is a false doctrine that humans can evolve into a higher being over time, and hence all the useless talk about modern society being “progressive”. The false doctrine of evolution was not founded by Darwin but by Satan when he told Eve that she would “become like God” if she ate the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.
Progressivism is the idea that society has a moral obligation to seek human needs and rights, and create human knowledge because society should evolve into a higher moral status over time. It absolutely contradicts God as He who gave humans the gift of moral conscience, free will and the ability to think. All things come from God since “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2)
Evolution is not science, which is not humanity’s quest for its own “gods”, but rather humanity’s quest for understanding the creation of God. Even Michael Ruse, an evolutionist admits that evolution is a secular religion, rather than a science and that it has its own commandments about how to advance humankind. Evolution is indeed a secular religion which tenets are to compete with others, and in doing so, to seek one’s own needs, rather than serve those of others. This is exactly what secular psychology teaches: that one must approve of oneself, love oneself and serve one’s own interests to be satisfied. The tenets of psychology contradict the commandment by Jesus to support the weak in one’s labouring (Acts 20:35), to use liberty not in the flesh, but to serve one another, and to love one’s neighbour as thyself (Galatians 5:13-14). The idea that one is not responsible for one’s own actions has the spirit of blame, as Eve blamed the snake, and blaming comes from the devil.
The modern church has become deceived by the very notion of rights itself. Even many church leaders speak about how some rights’ movements have benefited to society, and believe that such movements seek to “love” others. The Biblical command of loving others has been twisted to mean fighting for the rights and seeking material needs for others – the core teaching of the social “gospel”. The social “gospel” is Satan’s trap to lure the church into thinking it is obeying God’s command of love by helping others socially and materially, seducing the church to serve material things rather than the spirit of God.
Christians caught in Satan’s trap often scold other Christians for placing an emphasis on sound doctrine and for “not doing enough” to help others. They are engaged in activism to serve the material needs without spreading the Gospel. In doing so, the real Gospel is either to be shunned or downplayed in carrying out “one’s” work.
For example, Melinda Tankard Reist who claims to be a Christian and a “conservative feminist” says that her world view is of the “human rights approach” to issues. Whatever her intention may be, her approach is one that contradicts the Biblical truth that no human has rights because everything we have comes from God, and God as the Creator of all things has the power and authority to take away or give to us what we have. Rights are relative as they are not based on God’s moral law to serve others, but to assert what one believes one is entitled to. The notion of rights is against Jesus’s command to not be anxious about what one has, to deny oneself and follow Him. The commandment to love and serve others confers moral obligations, not rights.
By seeking to look appealing or even kind and loving to the lost, the Church has compromised the Truth of God that all humans stand guilty before God until they repent of their sins, and focused only on good works. Jesus’ cursing of the Fig Tree symbolises the punishment for good works carried out with an insincere heart, or a heart that is not in submission to God. Thus, good works that are done to satisfy one’s own desires or to enhance the reputation of the church are disobedience to God.
Many works done by modern churches to supposedly serve others are not done in obedience to God, but out of one’s own strength. While good works is a hallmark of the true Church, they must be done to serve the one true God, not itself. No wonder the Church has lost its salt and light. It has failed to humble itself, deny itself and follow Christ.
The Beautiful Chamomile is a university student from Australia. She blogs at http://fightingtheevilsofmammon.blogspot.com.au/. Her interests are in history, economics, law and philosophy. She loves God, family and community. TB Chamomile believes that only true wisdom comes from God and seeks to lead the way in getting rid of the “cloud of repression” formed by false doctrines of the modern world. She loves fighting the feminists and other false prophets.