I am not a proponent of psychology, psychiatry, or any drugs and therapies that go along with these theories, even when they are cloaked under the heading of Christian therapy. But…
I am enough of a realist to understand that God is first and foremost a Redeemer who uses whatever He has to use to set people free from whatever imprisons them.
Okay, now you know my stance on the merits of these so-called behavioral sciences.
In late September, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB1172 which prohibits psychological therapists from counseling gay youths into becoming heterosexuals.
Within days, appeals were made by various organizations, including the Liberty Counsel, a legal aid group headed by Matthew Staver. The appeals delayed SB1172 from going into affect until the appeals’ process was completed.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of SB1172 on last Monday. The law will now go into affect within days.
“The Supreme Court has cemented shut any possible opening to allow further psychological child abuse in California,” said California Senator Ted Lieu, the law’s sponsor.
Thus, the door is cemented shut, right?
Smith Wigglesworth held healing crusades all over the world during the 1920’s and 30’s. Thousands were healed by his healing touch. But Sweden posed a special problem for Wigglesworth in that the medical profession and Lutheran leaders convinced the king that he was practicing medicine without a license.
To hold a crusade in Stockholm, Wigglesworth had to promise not to touch anyone with his hands.
When the time came for Wigglesworth to pray for the sick at the crusade, he told those who needed healing to raise their hands. Hundreds responded. He then told the crowd to lower their hands except for one woman. He asked the woman to tell about her problems. She related how she could not lie or sit down because of the extreme pain she suffered.
“Lift your hands high,” said Wigglesworth. “In the name of Jesus I rebuke the evil one from your head to your feet, and I believe God has loosed you.”
The lady danced and jumped around, excited to be free from her pain.
He then told the crowd to lay hands on themselves. Hundreds were immediately healed.
But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)
(Continued in Part 4)