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Who We Are In Christ Jesus

INTP? ENFP?  ENTJ?  ESTJ?  What do these abbreviations mean for the Christian?  Nothing.  Those are just a few of the abbreviations from the personality test called  Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). According to people on the gentlechristianmothers.com site, this is what they use to help know oneself and one another better.  My concerns I see on this site are:

1) It is a distraction from who we are in Christ.  Instead of focusing on a Biblical way to view ourselves and others, they are focused on a man-made way to understand one another better.  See below for a few examples from the Bible of who we are in Christ.

Carl Jung integrated psychology with spirituality

2) Myers-Briggs derives their test from the work of Carl Jung.  Carl Jung is considered New Age.  He is well known for consulting spirit guides, Philemon and Salome.   He is a man who hates Christ but loves demons, aka spirit guides.  We should be running away from teachings that may have their origins from the demonic realm.

3) Would you rather identify yourself as the Bible identifies us (which if you are a Christian you believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God) or from a man with his own theory (something that hasn’t been proven true, but only a proposed explanation), the theory of  psychological type?  If you are choosing the latter, why are you?  Or if you are choosing both, why?

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
(Ephesians 5:6 ESV)

4) Delving into New Age ideas lead to more New Age ideas which keep leading farther from the truth of God’s word (and there is at least one more New Age idea that is very popular on this site).   With having more than 4 million posts -I obviously have not read them all nor has my sister shared that much with me, but from reading a great deal from that site – I can say that the Scriptures are not spoken of as often as you might think on a “Christian” site.   From what I have seen, Scripture is mentioned a lot less than New Age ideas.

Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.
(Ephesians 5:7-14 ESV)

My encouragement for you GCMers: run from the mysticism of man and run to the word of God.  GCMers encourage one another in the Lord not in the theories of man.

Who We Are In Christ Jesus

Children of God-Galatians 3:10, Romans 8:14, John 1:12, 1 John 5:18

Hidden with Christ-Colossians 3:3

Citizen of Heaven-Phillipians 3:20

Sealed with the Holy Spirit-2 Corinthians 1:21-22

As Bold as a Lion-Proverbs 28:1

Saint-Ephesians 4:12

Christ is Our Life-Colossians 3:4

Salt of the Earth-Matthew 5:13

Walk in Good Works for Christ-Ephesians 2:10

Related Article: The Cult of Personality

RELATIONSHIPS AND SCRIPTURE

Young couple with baby.

In my last post I asked the questions: Does it [meaning graced based discipline (GBD)/gentlechristianmothers.com (GCM)] lead to arguments between you and your husband and has it interfered with your relationships causing divisions where there should be none?  Let us look at what the Bible teaches us about relationships.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 ESV)

We, in our sinful nature, want to do things our way.  Sometimes we forget that our spouses have a different way of looking at things, and if we would take the time to listen to them, we would find a better solution to a problem.  Do you treat your spouse as more significant than yourself or is selfish ambition and conceit getting in the way (i.e. You know how to parent and your husband doesn’t – “I want parenting to be done my way because my way is right” “I am the one that researches and knows everything there is to parenting so this is the way it WILL be done.”  If this is your attitude, let me remind you of some scripture: Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction. and James 1:19 says, “be quick to hear, slow to speak.”)?

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. (Romans 12:14-18 ESV)

Are you striving for peace in your relationships to your husband, parents, siblings, etc?  Or is GBD/GCM creating a division that you feel is ok because you are right and they are wrong?  This all goes back to: Is GBD your gospel?  If you think GBD is the ONLY way to go and you lessen anyone because they view parenting differently than you, you are not striving to live at peace.  The gospel is not grace based discipline.  The wonderful gospel is Christ was crucified for our sins and rose victorious over sin and death.

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12 ESV)

Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, …(Proverbs 11:29 ESV)

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV)

God is kind, merciful and loving. Praise be to God.  If you see that you are the cause of relationship problems, confess your sins, turn from them and praise God for His forgiveness through Jesus Christ!

If you are thinking of joining GCM or if your wife has joined, these are things to be aware of.  They do have a tendency on that site of treating graced based discipline as the gospel which causes division in their relationships with others.

WELCOME!

This blog has been made for the following: 

1) families who have been negatively impacted by gentlechristianmothers.com (GCM)

2) women looking to join gentlechristianmothers.com

3) men who want to see what their wives are joining

4) current GCMers who might have felt like there was a problem but just can’t put their finger on what that problem is.

 

Why am I doing this? Unfortunately, I fall into the first category. My sister was led astray because of some of the women on this site and their bad theology. Throughout the course of this blog I will be exposing the dangers behind this site.

 

*DISCLAIMER* By doing this I do not want to imply or do any of the following:

1) say all the people on this site are dangerous

2) personally attack anyone

3) be mean.

I do however want to:

1) lovingly point out error

2) expose a cult-like mentality within the GCM website

3) bring glory to God

4) proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

As I was starting this blog, I thought that maybe this isn’t the right way to go about things; probably no other family has been torn apart because of this website like my family. But sadly, I know that my family has not been the only one affected.

 

If you have had a bad experience with this website, please leave a comment. Frustration is welcome, but please be aware that any mean-spirited or rude comments will be deleted.