Can You Trust Your Doctor?: The Complete Guide to New Age Medicine

by John Ankerberg and John Weldon

In our opinion, Can You Trust Your Doctor?: The Complete Guide to New Age Medicine and Its Threat to Your Family is must reading for anyone who regularly avails himself or herself of medical treatment, whether from a licensed medical practitioner or from a non-licensed holistic health care "professional." A careful reading and marking of this book, if kept and used for future reference, will in our opinion, go a long way toward preventing you or anyone else within your realm of influence or care from becoming a victim of New Age medical quackery (physical harm), or worse yet, from inadvertently becoming involved in the occultism that underlies virtually all New Age "medical" therapies and techniques (spiritual harm).

Encouraging you to read this book, however, implies endorsement or substantial agreement with everything presented therein. Unfortunately, we have some minor problems with some of the "teachings" of the authors, as well as their occasional favorable quoting (without caveat) of various New Agers/occultists, so much so that we think it necessary to give you this word of caution and ask that you read the book with a discerning spirit. Be particularly mindful of those places in the book where Ankerberg and Weldon appear to endorse various psychological concepts, or fail to reveal the New Age/occult background of an author quoted as expert or authority in his field.

For your review, we have provided the following listing of those instances in which we believe the authors have accepted or endorsed an unbiblical/ psychological concept or have misled the reader by not fully disclosing adequate information about an author quoted:

p. xv -- Quotes New-Ager Norman Cousins as a medical expert; Cousins is not even a medical doctor (see Prophets of PsychoHeresy II, pp. 280-283 for an accurate analysis of the teachings of Cousins);

pp. 37,53,144,168,240, etc. -- Comments concerning "mental" health professionals, "acceptable" psychotherapies, and so-called "mental" illness;

p. 55 -- Speaks of the so-called "psychological" impact of abortion.

pp. 63-64 -- Likes to use the term "psychological" when "mental" would be more medically correct.

p. 92 -- Quotes M. Scott Peck as a "psychiatrist" and an apparent Christian authority on the occult and demon possession, while Peck is actually a pantheistic/Hinduistic New-Ager.

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