“You did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the Truth? This persuasion comes not of Him Who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” Galatians 5:7-9
We either believe that Jesus Christ addressed every problem in the Atonement or else we don’t believe and need to turn to worldly methods to overcome the problem, namely humanistic psychology.
The modern church has so readily embraced humanistic psychology to heal the broken spirit of mankind and have utterly forsaken the Cross of Christ to address the problems that occur in the Believer’s daily life and living that the Jesus the pulpit presents is another Jesus. We cannot separate Jesus from the Cross after Salvation. No, Jesus is certainly still not on the Cross. That is foolishness. The Lord is sitting at the Right Hand of God searching to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9). However, when we separate Jesus from His atoning work after Salvation and seek other methods to address the problems of mankind, we are committing spiritual adultery. Most of the modern churches wave 2 banners; one banner is the Atonement for Salvation and the other banner is humanistic psychology for daily living.
Let me be clear, humanistic psychology is the world’s method of overcoming and will always fall out to destruction. We as Believers in Jesus Christ and His atoning work cannot believe in both the Atonement to address every problem and humanistic psychology. We either believe the report of the Lord or we believe the report of Freud, Maslow and the other founding fathers of humanistic psychology.
If we could overcome the world, the flesh and the devil through psychology, the Cross of Christ was in vain. God forbid no. If our denomination is embracing humanistic psychology, we are all going to have to ask ourselves if we can support that particular denomination. If we come down on the side of the Cross, by default we are directly opposed to any other methods besides the Cross of Christ to address problems in our daily living. There is no neutral ground. One or the other has to go!
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
-Donna Clark Warren