TLAC Video Session 7 - The Christian Worldview of PSYCHOLOGY
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)
Bertrand Russel, a highly-revered philosopher, educator, and atheist in the mid-20th century, wrote: "I think the subject which will be of most importance politically (over the next 50 years) is Mass Psychology…. It’s importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda." It will be used most successfully in the area of public education... “Where all children go to school, and all schools are controlled by the government, the authorities can close the minds of the young to everything contrary to official orthodoxy..."
"Education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished”
-Bertrand Russell, from The Impact of Science on Society (1952)
You may think this was a carefully selected quote that does not truly reflect the general thinking of most educated people in the 1950's, but you would be mistaken.
Bertrand Russel won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1952 for his various literary and philosophical works, and he voiced a theory of education that had been steadily gaining momentum among the educational elite since the early 1900's. The fruit of this philosophy of psychological manipulation through the public education system came to surface in the 1960's, yet most people are unaware of its radical purpose and transformational power.
We are instructed in Colossians 2:8: "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ." And in 1 Peter 5:8, we are warned: "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour."
Knowing the doctrine of Christianity in the area of psychology – the study of the mind – is vastly important in today's world where we are bombarded daily with ideas of all kinds, because "as a man thinks in his heart, so he is". But it is equally important to be aware of the tactics of the enemy of our souls, who seeks to take us captive by deceiving us (Colossians 2:8).
In this session, it is our goal to equip you with the knowledge of both, so that you will not be seduced, but rather, strengthened.
(Video Length: Approx. 55 Min.)