Dr. Anderson displays a strong foundation of counseling through truth and having a relationship with Christ. Other web based articles were used to support the theory of Anderson’s book. Although the web based articles other different avenues of Christian counseling all of the sources used share a common root, how to show others how to overcome their problems to become healthy well adjusted individuals by using biblical concepts. Christian Counseling to the Spiritually Oppressed Discipleship is receiving instruction from a religious leader and being a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher. Discipleship in today’s world can be in the form of a Christian counseling.
The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like. According to Adams (1986), this change must be toward God and must be “from the heart outward” (p. 7). If not, then the change is just superficial and it will eventually lead the client further astray. The very backbone of his counseling is 2 Timothy 3:16, which states: ," But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010).
Christian CBT is mainly based on clear integration, which involves direct use off divine resources. The stages of prayer include a prayer for protection and petitioning for healing power of the Holy Spirit, making the client feel relaxed, and allowing the client to recollect traumatic past events. It also involves petition for ministration of the Holy Spirit, waits for the Holy Spirit to minister to the client, ends the session in a joint prayer, briefly discusses the healing experienced by the client and recommends guidelines for personal prayers. The therapist should focus on correct interpretation of Scriptures and use appropriate guidelines during counseling. The use of Scriptures should be guided by the reason behind
A-4 MAT Review System: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Christine Mayers Liberty University A 4-MAT Review System: Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling McMinn, M. R. (2011). Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian counseling (Rev. ed.). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House. ISBN: 9780842352529 Summary Mark McMinn’s book Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling introduces to his audience a revised edition of his 1996 book for those counselors who are considering the ministry of Christian counseling.
Adams believes that once the patient is corrected, they then need to be discipled and trained in righteousness. These are Adam’s four stages of counseling (Adams, 1986). Adams basis his entire approach to counseling on the scripture 2 Timothy 3:14-17 “14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Adams states that the only way man can truly change is to have his heart changed through God’s Holy Spirit. Adams believes that man can make adjustments to his exterior, but he is unable to make any changes to his interior (heart, mind, emotions) (Adams, 1986).
Backus and Chapian (2000) discuss how the fruit of a person stems from what they believe, so if a person believes an error the actions and behavior will be based off what he believe. According to Backus misbelief is the self-talk, the stinking thinking that people have. The thoughts that people tend to dwell on and relive constantly in their mind is misbelief the concept of self-talk. Dr. Adams approach to counseling is founded on the word “of God”. Adams references scripture throughout the process of his theory but he specifically references 2 Timothy 3:14-17 pertaining to change.
In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy. And then, before concluding this paper we will discuss how the answers to these questions provide structure to how we as Christians should live our lives. To a Christian who has accepted God as their personal Lord and Savior the Bible has authority. The same should not be said for someone who hasn’t made that confession. As a Christian we have accepted that the Bible contains the true Word of God written by apostles who received divine inspiration to guide the recorded works.
The Development of a Godly Character c. Vision d. Passion e. How we cooperate with God to fulfill his leadership plans for our live Conclusion My Theology of leadership The Christian Leader: According to Henry Blackaby, to prospective Christian leaders: “If you are a man of little integrity or questionable character, do not expect God to reveal much of himself to you or to use you significantly for his kingdom.” I believe that Leadership in healthy growing churches requires deep spiritual commitment. The first priority of a Christian leader is a close personal relationship with God. Leaders must protect their own spiritual walk with God, which is the foundation of their leadership (Acts 4:1-3). A Christian Leader can help others by sharing something of their own spiritual walk by being actively involved in pastoral ministry and personal evangelism and by setting an example in giving. Personal qualities for leadership are deeply embodied in the New Testament, e.g,( 1Timothy 3).
Applying this process throughout the assignments was invaluable to my understanding as a Christian. This process is really a journey of careful reading of biblical context and that our lives can be changed forever by the knowledge gained. In step one, “Grasping the Text in Their Town” is about what the text means to the original audience. It teaches you to read, observe, and examine as much of the text as possible. One must dissect and break down the passages into small sections, look at the grammar, significant words or repetition, as well as historical and literary contexts of the passage (Grasping God’s Word p. 22).
3 INTRODUCTION The purpose of Biblical Framework counseling is to help man achieve mental soundness by theologically addressing man's basic problem, which is sin. To address the problem theologically is to address it topically from Genesis to Revelation. In Framework counseling God’s Word, the final authority, is used because it thoroughly equips for living and is sufficient to meet the needs of mankind and to achieve mental soundness. The sufficiency of the Word of God is demonstrated through its numerous promises which assure the believer that if he has a present, intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through His Word, he will have what even human wisdom recognizes as soundness of mind. This paper presents the framework of Biblical counseling which is based on the Great Commission found in Mark 12:30-31.