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.
Many years ago, we would occasionally listen to “The Rest of the Story” broadcast by Paul Harvey. Wikipedia tells us that “from 1951-2008 his programs reached as many as 24 million people” and that “Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, on 400 American Forces Network Stations, and in 300 newspapers.” Recently a friend sent us a segment that Harvey did in 1965 titled “If I Were the Devil,” which was “A Warning to America from Paul Harvey.” Speaking for the devil, one of Harvey’s warnings was this: “And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science” (bold added). His entire “Warning” reads like a series of prophecies, but the one on psychology was at a point in history during which State licenses for psychologists were very few in number. At that time, most Bible-believing Christians would have been extremely suspicious of this newly arrived profession on the American landscape that claimed to bring relief for the selfsame issues of life that the Bible already addresses.
Harvey’s expression “and deify science” at the end of the sentence must refer to the way the theories and therapies of psychology are promoted as “science.” To deify something is to make a god of it or exalt it to the rank of deity. Though called “science,” the theories and therapies of psychology are NOT science! Nonetheless, psychology has been labelled and accepted as such and been deified and venerated in the process. Simply put, psychological theories and therapies are fallible, questionable man-made ideas, opinions, and conclusions, whereas the Bible is the perfect, God-breathed Word of Truth. Too many in the church have trusted the questionable words of mere men over the perfect Words of God, especially for the issues of life. Psychologists have usurped the position of pastors and fellow believers in soul care and replaced them with psychological “experts” in matters pertaining to life and godliness, and many in the church have affirmed them in this role.
We are grateful to all who support our efforts to put the Bible first as God’s way to deal with the trials and tribulations of life that all must face as a result of the Fall.
Blessings In Christ, Who is our only hope,
Martin and Deidre Bobgan
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