So much in Christianity today is not based on Christ’s teachings as much as it’s based upon the ideas and theories of mankind. Colossians 2:8 states: “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”
Read this article below and think about the comments that are being made. We need to consider this matter carefully if we are going to be distinct in the church and let truth lead us.
So what do we do about it? I say we stay true to biblical, discipleship methods to help those who struggle with life-dominating sin issues. We do not need the ideas of unregenerate men to help us speak the truth in love to others!
While CR programs are being used by God to help people, it is the PEOPLE of God through whom the Lord works, not a particular program. Let’s be sure, as the people of God, that we accurately tell others biblical truth and be cautious when utilizing programs that borrow from the fallible, flawed, and sometimes man-centered ideas of non-Christians! That’s my primary concern!
-Mark (I think you can see by this article that CR is based on a mixture of man’s ideas and the Word of God which is NOT a good thing…what’s wrong with just using the Word of God by itself?)