Take Heed

“Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.”  Luke 11:35.

Below are some, not all, of the psychology gospels being preached in many of the modern churches today.

1. Positive Reinforcement – Positive reinforcement answers the question of what we get out of our new found religion. This practice involves a reward for something we have done positive.  It is the study of “what we get” as opposed to “Who Jesus is and what He did”.  As we know, many respond to praise and recognition.  Sadly, the religious are full of accolades for the fellow religious.  ” Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. 40 And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life. 41 I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in My Father’s name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” John 5:39-43.  Searching the Scriptures, we think we have eternal life but in our day to day living we will not come to Jesus that we may actually have life and life more abundantly…we turn to man and schemes of man.  What we say and what we do are two entirely different things.  We believe the positive reinforcement to be the Gospel of Jesus Christ but the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Divine enforcement of His Word which enables the Child of God to live the holy life we are called to live.  Our faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work for our deliverance is what allows the Holy Spirit to deliver us, not positive reinforcement.  Positive reinforcement did not defeat sin on Calvary’s Cross, Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone made a mockery of every demon in hell. 

2. Meditation – Meditation is suppose to alleviate anxiety and depression, causing a remarkable improvement in a person’s sense of well-being.  The Word of God says “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.

3. Aversion Therapy –  Aversion Therapy modifies behavior through ignoring or distraction.  There is even one book out today by a “Christian” author who says to do push ups if the temptation doesn’t go away.  Ignoring the problem doesn’t make the problem go away.  Regrettably, we have more Christians lying to themselves about their problems by “not claiming it”, when the Lord says “Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My Yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30.  “Not claiming it” or better known as Aversion Therapy, is not taking the Lord’s Yoke upon you so He can give you rest, it is ignoring your heavy yoke. 

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15.

Discern the gospel being preached against the Word of God.  Is it the Gospel of Jesus Christ and faith in HIM or is it another gospel with faith in man?

“Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.”  Luke 11:35.

-Donna Clark Warren



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