The psychology of color is based on the mental and emotional effects colors have on sighted people in all facets of life. There are some very subjective pieces to color psychology as well as some more accepted and proven elements. Keep in mind, that there will also be variations in interpretation, meaning, and perception between different cultures.
Think of the abuser as a con artist. Pastors and other spiritual leaders become adept at using spcipture to back up their subtle manipulation and control. Leaders often find ways to control, not only what happens in their churches, but also what happens in Your personal life.
For example, leaders in the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination would frequently communicate the need for us to consult with them or your discipler before making decisions especially major decisions.
Fratranizing with people who have left the church is strictly forbidden. The message was that the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination had the monopoly on the gospel message and the only way to be truly saved was to get saved from the message that the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination brings.
Spiritual abuse often leads people to question their spirituality or standing with God. I remember when an older girl who had graduated from our school came back from college and her hair was died. Churches that abuse often focus on the penalty for sin.
Questioning is often discouraged, forbidden, or branded as a sign of rebellion or lack of spirituality. Those who do not follow the rules may be labeled, shunned, shamed, or removed from church positions or even excommunicated.
Any form of questioning is considered an act of rebellion and the person is chastised for question the authority of the leaders.
Thus the person is stuck at the abusive church, ensnared in the web of manipulation and lies. Members are taught that only God is to handle situations in which leadership may have done wrong leaving the leadership unaccountable.
Spiritual abuse is also the misuse of a position of power, leadership, or influence to further the selfish interests of someone other than the individual who needs help. Sometimes abuse arises out of a doctrinal position.
At other times it occurs because of legitimate personal needs of a leader that are being met by illegitimate means. Spiritually abusive religious systems are sometimes described as legalistic, mind controlling, religiously addictive, and authoritarian. Instead of learning from the Bible through proper exegesis and interpretation, they develop their beliefs and then find scripture to support those beliefs.
This, I would say is the underlying foundation of spiritual abuse.
Manipulating the Bible to make it say what you want it to say so that it supports your beliefs is the very foundation of spiritual abuse. The usual method is to take a verse out of context so that it supports the belief then manipulate people into thinking that is the meaning of that particular verse.
It is of utmost importance that we handle the Bible carefully and accurately. And in order to do that we MUST have the ability to detect and avoid exegetical fallacies.
When it comes to the Bible Context is King. Anyone can make the Bible support any belief that they hold. The key is finding what the Bible is really saying about a particular topic.
As an example I would like to share a recent discussion I had with someone who was portraying this mindset. The topic was faith healing and my opponent was arguing that the Lord extends healing to everyone the same way He does salvation. Basically she was saying that just like Salvation is available to all who ask, so is healing of physical illness, all we have to do is ask and have faith.
Well there are three major flaws in that argument.
I have known many people who have asked for healing and had the faith in God to heal them but were not healed. Second, the verse she was referring to is Acts If you read the context it is Peter talking to Cornelius, and they were talking about spreading the Gospel of Christ to, not only the Jew, but also to the Gentile.
Son after that you will read that the Holy Spirit is made available to the Gentiles. So we see that that verse has nothing to do with faith healing. My opponent simply took that verse way out of context and falsely used it to support her beliefs.
Third, if you believe that healing is distributed is a manner paralleling salvation then you must also believe the same is true for wealth, happiness, etc. Exegesis and proper interpretation of scripture in context should come first.
Beliefs should then follow based on that exegesis. It is abusive to take a verse out of context and apply it to a topic in order to support a specific belief. I grew up thinking that I was doomed for hell if I got a tattoo.
Grace is never spoken of except as it relates to salvation. Works and doing things correctly becomes most important and relationship is emphasized very little if at all.
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2. Applying Color Psychology to Everday Life 3. Psychological Effects of Cool Colors 4. Psychological Effects of Warm Colors. Overview of spiritual abuse in the Independent fundamental baptist church.
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