The Unbiblical Treatment of Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

Today we are going to continue our look at fear, worry and anxiety. However, this time we will examine the unbiblical ways to deal with these issues. 

From the world’s perspective these are psychological issues and must be treated by a professional therapist or psychiatrist. Their way to deal with these issues is by medication and therapy. 

All psychological treatment for these issues is man-centered.  It focuses on figuring out a way that you can gain control over some aspect your life. The idea is that since you cant control the big things, you must develop something that you can control to increase your sense of well being.  

Freud believed and today’s Freudian therapists believe that man is driven (controlled by instincts-developed by evolution) fight or flight- survival of the fittest, seek food and gratification -just trying to satisfy my instincts!

The counselor is to search for what “caused” the problem in the counselee’s past.

What guys like Freud, Skinner, and Rogers have in common is that their understanding and approach to fixing the problem is humanistic. 

Many therapists use a combination of cognitive and behavior therapies in therapeutic treatment. They focus on identifying, understanding, and modifying thinking and problematic behavior patterns. Their goal is to change unwanted and disturbing thought patterns. The individual examines his or her feelings and learns to separate realistic from unrealistic thoughts. This sounds pretty good, right?

The problem is that all of the common methods prescribed by today’s therapists and psychologists are based on the humanistic and godless foundations. While their methods might be pragmatic, there is nothing godly about any of them. Should we use it just because it seems to work?

With this in mind, if you were to go for therapy because you struggle with fear, your therapist might suggest you take the time to identify your fears on paper, and then make a plan with some small steps you can take to gradually lessen your discomfort about the situation. 

Your plan might include things like:  
(Here is my favorite) 
We are in a building phase in this series, and tomorrow we will look at the world's way of dealing with worry.