Psychology in Prophecy

Published Date: 
June 1, 2006

In the April, 2006, edition of "The Berean Call," T. A. McMahon has an article called "Psychology in Prophecy." He admits that he has had some strange responses from this title. What does psychology have to do with prophecy? He quotes from 2Timothy 3:1-2, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves." Now, do you see the connection? Psychology is the elevation of self-love, self-esteem, self-worth, self-image, and a host of other exaltations of self. How do you feel? Are you happy with your life? Are you living the life you deserve? According to 2Timothy 3:1-2, the first indication of the last days for this age of grace is that men will be lovers of their own selves. Today's elevation of psychology and its attendant humanism is strong evidence that we are living in the last days. Sadly, the Christian community is as deeply involved in the cult of self-love as is the world. Just consider the prevalence of Christian psychology in our books and radio programing. It is standard content in most sermons today. Perhaps the most telling fact is that one of the most influencial individuals in the Christian community over the last quarter of a century has been the psychologist, James Dobson. We are certainly living in the last days.

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 17:2

A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.