Posted on 5/19/2012
One of the greatest tragedies of the Judeo-Christian world has been the failure of our religious leaders to discern and teach the more important issues of scripture. Yahushua (Jesus) made this statement about the religious leaders of His day:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (Matthew 23:23)
One of those "weighter matters of the law (Torah)" has been the scriptural study of the soul. Instead, our Pharisees of today have passed this responsibility off to the Social Science community in the form of Psychology, Counseling, and Psychiatry. Our pastors and other church leaders have abdicated their responsibilities to care for the souls of the people who attend their churches, opting instead to turn this work over to the disciples of Drs. Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Nathan Kline. Years ago, Pastor Jay Adams wrote a book titled Competent to Counsel. This book argued that pastors were competent to counsel people having life issues. Sadly, this book and the other books in this series went unnoticed by the majority of the church community. These pastors instead, simply gave their troubled parishioners appointment cards for the nearest counselor or psychologist in the area.
Making things worse, many pastors have allowed the Evil Spirits of Greed and Covetousness to cause them to become preoccupied with "church growth activities" such as fund-raising, and other "purpose-driven" activities designed to "grow their churches." Dealing with troubled people is just not in their daily planner. Doing private counseling is not part of the program that is going to help them earn the six-figure salaries like some of their colleagues. They would rather do their "church growth activities" that will bring them to the place where they are compared with the CEOs of major corporations around the world. The fact that most of them will never reach that pinnacle does not stop them from trying. The Demon Spirits of Covetousness and Greed clearly seem to be in control of them.
The weightier matters of Christianity seems to have fallen to people like me, who find myself researching subjects that should have been researched decades ago. One of those subjects has been the human soul. It is amazing to me that most preachers do not want to really deal with the subject. It is a lot easier to pull a few phrases out of their scriptural context, and suddenly, we have a "soul-winning class" designed to get more church members. Their greed bastardizes a subject which they should seriously be researching. But since they continue to "drop the ball" in their often fruitless efforts to become the next high-end CEO, it becomes imperative for people like me to do their work.
At the present time, we are compiling the initial chapters of a book on the subject and should have them to the editors soon. Even in our initial researches, we have discovered information, sometimes even shocking information that may cause people to realize that many church organizations are nothing more shams and frauds, and their leaders, nothing more than spiritual vampires. They may also find that the pastors who are supposed to be guiding them, are leading them down the crimson path. Even worse, they may find that many so-called "Christian" counselors are using nothing more than repackaged and discredited theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung (who channeled (an evil) spirit named Philemon). Even worse, they may find that their psychiatrists (students of Dr. Nathan Kline) are giving them psychotropic drugs first used by Indian, West African, and Hatain shamans and bokors. Click here to read Part II.