Deceptive Diagnosis: When Sin Is Called Sickness

Overview

In the mid-1960's, a major shift occurred in the church. Instead of calling sinful and deviant behavior "sin", it was labeled "sickness". Now instead of seeking God's definitions and explanations of human behavior, more and more people are accepting a secular worldview based on humanistic psychology rather than the Bible. Believers have been duped into thinking they are sick and need recovery. Of course, this ...
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Overview

In the mid-1960's, a major shift occurred in the church. Instead of calling sinful and deviant behavior "sin", it was labeled "sickness". Now instead of seeking God's definitions and explanations of human behavior, more and more people are accepting a secular worldview based on humanistic psychology rather than the Bible. Believers have been duped into thinking they are sick and need recovery. Of course, this diagnosis removes accountability.

About the Author:
Dr. David Tyler is the Director of Gateway Biblical Counseling and Training Center in Fairview Heights, IL. He is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Master's Divinity School

About the Author:
Dr. Kurt P. Grady is a practicing pharmacist in the St. Louis area

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885904584
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing (MN)
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 1,434,423
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents


A Prescription for False Hope and Evil     1
A New Vocabulary
Worldly Words vs. Spiritual Words
Declaring People Sick
No Sin, No Guilt
Sin Really Does Matter     19
The New Evangelism
The Language of Disease, God's Love and Grace
Slavery to Sin
Addiction: Sin or Sickness?
The Problem is Idolatry
Desires of the Heart Become Habits of Behavior
Sin is Our Only Hope
Sinness in the Camp     49
A Trojan Horse
Classifying Disease
Using Words to Rebel Against God
The Axe is Laid at the Root
The Creation of Diseases     59
Creating Mental Illness
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders
What is Disease...and Just What is Normal?
Anxiety, Worry, and Fear
Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD)
Mental Health Money and the Pharmaceutical Industry Connection
Conclusion
Chemical Imbalances: The Cause of Sin?     85
Theory of Evolution: Pillar One
Man is Not a Rat: Refuting Pillar One
Doctrine of Man: Pillar Two
Conceived in Iniquity: Refuting Pillar Two
Money: Pillar Three
The Mental Health Machine
Pharmaceutical Industry Influence
Is Taking a Mental Health Drug Sinful?
The Chemical Imbalance Theory in Depression
Cause and Effect
Concluding Remarks
Descent into Deception     105
What is an Evangelical?
Does Psychology Have a Place in Evangelicalism?
Why Has Psychology Become So Popular is Evangelicalism
Psychologized Neoevangelicalism
The Therapeutic Recovery Church
Conclusion
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