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"Psychology is just sinful human beings sinfully thinking about sinful human beings."
At one point in time the philosophers thought that anyone with maladaptive (not normal in societies views) behavior was evil. As we all know psychology is “the study of the human mind and the behavior” (Peter, 2012). It is not about sinful human beings sinfully thinking about human beings. I disagree because this statement is biased towards psychology. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Sinful mean to be full of sin or guilty of something” (merriam-webster.com). The statement implies or suggests that the study of the “sinful” thoughts and actions of “sinful” people is in itself “sinful”. For instance, the sinful thought of making counterfeit money would be to study and master real money so you will be able to realize the difference. Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesnt f—ing have any.” -Jim Young in: Boiler Room (2000)

As the field has evolved it has given us insight in to the study of the brain much more and how chemical imbalances in the brain leads to psychological diagnoses which behavior problems are categorized under as diagnostic criteria.
Can psychology and Christian counseling be integrated?
I think psychology and Christian counseling should be integrated. While God’s Word is all encompassing, it also frequently references times when God imparted non-spiritual wisdom to others to bring his purposes to pass. Geometry and woodworking were necessary for the ark, despite God’s command to build it. Pastoral counseling without knowledgeable interpretation of God’s word and experience in mental health treatment is ignorance at best. While the intent is good, it can lead to further harm, especially when Christ’s word is found. One must not simply rely on counseling or preaching, but must ensure that both are in congruence with God’s word.…...

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