Meet the Editors
Martin and Deidre Bobgan
Martin Bobgan holds four university degrees, including a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Colorado and heads PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. Deidre Bobgan holds an M.A. degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a member of the honorary academic society Phi Beta Kappa. Together they have coauthored twenty-five books, some published by Bethany House, Moody Press, and Harvest House. Deidre has also written The Beauty of the Disciplined Life by Grace through Faith. God has further blessed them with four children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Martin’s doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Colorado qualified him for the Clinical Psychologist license in California, for which he never applied. After reviewing the many often conflicting theories and therapies along with their often contradictory techniques, they realized the whole business of psychotherapy was a hoax and were alarmed to see it coming into the church.
The psychological way unnecessarily brings man’s wisdom into the church. Testimonies of the Lord working sovereignly through His Word and His Holy Spirit in the trials of life are increasingly scarce. At the same time, honor and praise are being given to those who give forth the worldly psychological wisdom of men. Faith is ever so subtly being shifted from the power of God to a combination of God’s Word plus fallible human wisdom. And when it comes to the more serious problems of living, the shift is so significant that God is often left out altogether. This is evident from the way churches regularly refer their people to psychotherapists.
What William Law wrote two centuries ago is even more evident today: “Man needs to be saved from his own wisdom as much as from his own righteousness, for they produce one and the same corruption.” Psychological counseling theories draw individuals away from the True Bread and the Living Water by offering the dregs of the broken cisterns of man-made ideas rather than the fresh springs of living water. Furthermore, once Christians have embraced the psychological way, they become vulnerable to greater and greater deception in other areas of life. Pastors who use the psychological way of assisting people and who preach psychologized sermons exhibit faith in psychology rather than in God and His Word, for which they are responsible.
Because believers have received the Spirit of God and the written Word of God and since the Holy Spirit is present to lead them into wisdom in their daily affairs, it is sinful to look for answers to the problems of living in the wisdom of men. God gives spiritual discernment. Paul declares that “we have the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16). But if Christians continue to listen to the world’s psychologies to understand the condition of man, why he is the way he is, and how he is to live, they will lose their God-given spiritual discernment. They will drown out the pure doctrine of the Word of God and fail to know the mind of Christ.
We are grateful to all who see the spiritual dangers of shifting faith in God and His Word to trusting the psychological notions and opinions of mere humans. Thank you for supporting our efforts and praying for us.
Blessings in Christ, Who is our only hope,
Martin and Deidre Bobgan
Our need for prayer is about the time when we will no longer be able to continue PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. We thank God for calling us to this work and for giving us the opportunity to warn believers regarding the many aspects of psychoheresy that have invaded all levels and facets of Christianity. We are grateful to all of you who have read our work, shared it with others, prayed for this work, and supported our efforts. We now look forward to the time when someone will need to replace us.
We have been ministering for over 50 years, 30 years of which have been with PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. During that time, we co-authored 26 books and over 300 articles. We have no staff. Just the two of us to gladly do all the work the Lord has called us to do. Over the 30 years of PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries many have shown interest in what we believe the Lord has given us to share with the Church. At one time there were 10,000 on our mailing list and 1500 visits a day to our website. Now we have 1800 on our email list and an average of 100 visits a day to our website. This decline can be attributed to the increasing number of Christian individuals and organizations that have fallen for the false theories and therapies of psychology over the Bible. Because of no staff, we have lacked the ability to reach the many Christians who would profit from the information we provide through the various contemporary means.
We describe the lack of financial support over the years for whomever may follow us. During this entire 30-year period of Psychoheresy Awareness Ministries the financial support for this ministry has been seriously lacking. We have been paid very little over the years and wanted to give freely as much as possible both of our abilities and time. The total combined monthly salary (once it began) for the two of us, during the 30 years, has varied between $500 and, for a few months, $4,000. God has provided one of us with a retirement income from having served as an administrator at the local community college. That gave us freedom from worry regarding raising funds for the ministry. This last quarter of the year our total salary will be $1,000 each month.
We thank God for sufficient health and personal income for all the years of the ministry so we could continue regardless of the ministry income. However, at ages 93 for Martin and 88 for Deidre, we have decided to look for an individual who shares our vision and would be available to take over when we are unable to continue. The individual must have a good grasp of the Bible and know how psychoheresy is one of the greatest last days heresies of contemporary Christianity. In addition to keeping up the website for the ministry, the individual would need to spread the message world-wide through contemporary means. Also, the person must be able to publicly present the message.
Please pray that God will send an individual whom He has selected for this work, who would be able to do what we have done for 30 years, either through independent means of support or that someone would be willing to support such a person and could be involved in the interview and final selection process.
Interested? Please email us at email@example.com and briefly describe your background and ability to carry this ministry forward. If we are interested, we will follow up with a phone call. Please leave a phone number and available times for us to call.
In Christ, Who is our only hope!
Martin & Deidre Bobgan
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