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 first sentence of the National Association of Evangelicals asserts: “Evangelicals take the Bible seriously and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.” This single statement is a firm, succinct declaration of what every believer should know, desire to follow, and do as each one looks forward to a Christ-centered life and eternity with God. Taking the Bible seriously means believing and doing what it says. Our current article, “The Psychologizing of the Church,” gives a brief, but comprehensive view of the levels and facets of the Church where psychotherapy and its man-centered theories have a stronghold. Psychotherapy with its many theories of human nature and how to change is wreaking havoc with “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3). Psychology rules and reigns in the Church for many Christians, from the pulpits to the pews and throughout all types of Christian educational institutions and mission agencies.
There is a glaring, but hidden-in-plain-sight, disconnect between the words “take the Bible seriously” and believing and doing what it says. God has spoken through His Word for what He has provided for the care of souls and for living a godly life. Any supplement or substitute for what God has already provided borders on heresy.
Soul care is the responsibility of the Church. Nevertheless, most pastors send suffering souls to psychological counseling even though psychotherapists only have words, which compete with or replace the very words of the Bible. Thus, they are supplanting or supplementing the words and ways of God with the words and ways of the world. They do not believe that the Word of God is powerful and sufficient for soul care (Heb. 4:12). God’s Word provides “all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3) for the very trials, tribulations, and troubles for which Christians are sinfully sent out to psychotherapists.
Our thanks to all who support our efforts to warn and inform. We are also grateful to God for all who understand that the Word of God trumps the mere opinions of fallen and fallible humans for the same problems of living sent out to psychotherapy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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