Question: I do enjoy The Berean Call. But in the February issue you so emphasized the sufficiency of “all the counsel of God” that by your own logic you eliminated your own ministry. If we are only to look to God for counsel, then what is the purpose of The Berean Call and the books you write? Every issue should be filtered through the Bible. Does it harmonize with Scripture or not? That should be the question. Much of so-called “Christian psychology” isn’t even based on God’s Word, and it’s called Christian? So let us “prove all things, hold fast that which is good” (1 Thes:5:21). In other words, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!”
Response: Surely to emphasize the sufficiency of God’s Word should not be taken to mean that God therefore doesn’t use the church and individuals to apply that Word in compassionate and /or corrective counsel and action. If such an idea was derived from what I wrote, then I was badly misunderstood. As for not throwing the baby out with the bathwater, I don’t understand the application. Are you saying that there is at least something about “Christian psychology” that we can use? I have spoken and written about this topic in such depth that I won’t go into it again here. I have strained the water looking for a legitimate “baby,” but it isn’t there. Whatever may be of value is simply common sense or has already been stated better and more clearly in the Bible, so it does not come from psychology at all, and that corrupt system should not be given any credit for it.