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Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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October Update

Dear Co-Laborers in Christ,

The September-October newsletter has an article titled “The Rise of Religious Narcissism” by Bruce W. Davidson, a professor at Hokusei Gakuen University in Sapporo, Japan. Religious narcissism is the central subject of Davidson’s article and rightly so, as there has been a dramatic shift in confidence during the past fifty years on the part of Christians: away from the sufficiency of God’s Word for understanding the true nature of personhood and towards man’s wisdom about the self, which has led to self-aggrandizement, i.e., narcissism..

After World War II materialism, affluence, and secular humanism all contributed to a narcissistic selfism as prophesied in 2 Timothy 3: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves….” Self-lovers are, of course, narcissists and what is described in the verses that follow in 2 Timothy 3 are the fleshly out-workings of narcissism.

Davidson begins his article by stating: “We live in a neo-Romantic age, in which feelings are considered more significant than facts.” Because there has been a “Rise of Religious Narcissism,” with its accompanying emphasis on feelings, a number of believers doubt their salvation simply because they do not feel saved.  Promoting religious narcissism are many of the religious broadcasts and publications that are strongly feeling-oriented.

In a recent letter, a subscriber states, “I felt I should share my frustration about my failure to experience regeneration, which has lasted from my twenties into my seventies.” In short, the letter writer did not feel saved. In reply, we quoted Ephesians 2:8” “For by grace are ye saved through faith” and we added “and not feelings.” We asked the letter writer to check a concordance to see that there are only two verses in the entire Bible that contain the word “feeling,” but the word “faith” is used 247 times. Christianity is based upon “faith” and not “feelings,” though feelings may at times be the result of faith.

Thanks to those of you who see the connection between the Last Days’ self-lovers (narcissists) and the spiritual confusion about the true faith and who help us to expose such spiritual errors in the church.  

 Martin and Deidre Bobgan

The Bobgans have spoken on psychology and Christianity at numerous conferences and churches and on radio and television. Together they have authored 21 books. Deidre  has also written Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life (Harvest House; EastGate).

Educational Background * Martin: University of Minnesota, B. A., B. S., M. A.; University of Colorado, Doctorate in Educational Psychology * Deidre: University of Minnesota, B. S.; University of California, M. A. in English.

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