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).
Counselors advocate change at all levels to improve the quality of life for individuals or groups, while eliminating obstacles that make it difficult to receive proper services. Christian counselors promote the same quality as secular counselors but incorporate the messages of Jesus Christ. Three specific areas competence, conflict of Interest and termination are valuable in the counseling profession. Understanding these areas in the code of ethics of counseling is an important responsibility in order to be a professional and suitable counselor. Can Your Code of Ethics Be Wrong?
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life A Reading Report author: Donald S. Whitney A paper submitted to Dr. Jon Bishop In partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the course pled 520 Liberty Baptist Theological seminary By LEISHA EDWARS PITTSBURGH, PA SUNDAY, June 9, 2013 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 SUMMARY 3 EVALUATION AND CRITIQUE 6 PERSONAL APPLICATION 7 CONCLUSION 9 BIBLIOGRAPHY 9 INTRODUCTION Donald S. Whitney conveys in his book “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life”, ten spiritual disciplines that are designed to promote spiritual growth in Christian life. 1 Timothy 4:7 tells us to “discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness (NASB). Besides, this verse is the premise for why Whitney wrote his book. Furthermore, Whitney argues that Christians are instructed by God to imitate Christ for the commitment to godliness. He also explains to the reader that upon the second coming of Jesus Christ, God will award “Christlikeness” to His children.
He believes that people need to be taught the word “of God”, conviction can take place so the counselee can repent of his sins, be set free, and change will take place. With the theory that Adams developed God’s word is the only way to receive the truth of God, psychology is an outside source and has nothing to offer when trying to help a person to change based on truth. According to Adams changing people or sinners from the inside out is not done by education alone, but by prayer, reproof, and encouragement (p. 65). Scripture is the way to obtain quick results where true
As a Christian we have authority over our life, and not our biology. Taking ownership over our life’s thoughts, actions, and behaviors will add greatly to our fellowship with Christ and others. Humanity is a in a fallen state. In the task of exploring positive avenues it will help decrease negative assumptions in a person’s life. Looking at one’s strength in characteristics and behaviors helps decrease negative emotions in a counseling setting (Harris, Thoresen,
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.
I personally think people should be allowed to have their own opinions and views on religion. I do not think people should have been imprisoned by not living by Calvinism. I also personally do not believe God has already chosen who will be saved from sin. Ignatius of Loyola believed through self-discipline and good actions people would be saved. Loyola created the religion belief known as Society of Jesus.
In addition, in the ministries process, the members of the church should be embracing and participating in the ministries process, and able to internalize the process. Furthermore, called to build lives (Ephesians 4:11-12), and building the body of Christ can be an ongoing process (1 Peter 2:5; Ephesians 2:22). Rainer and Geiger say “ministry needs a clear ministry blueprint." Further, the authors view the process as the essential for the purpose of organizations because, the process that makes it work. The book continues to explain that a simple church can be a congregation’s designs around straight, and forward as well strategies process that move the people through the stage to grow
Comparison Paper 1 – Crabb PACO 507: Theology and Spirituality in Counseling Anjannette Williams April 2015 LOU Dr. Steven Warren, Professor Comparison Paper 1 Primary goal Dr. Crabb has a desired outcome of integrating/developing a biblical counseling model gracefully into the local church (p.16). The goal of biblical counseling should be to help Christians advance in maturity and to become like Christ. Crabb’s goal is to integrate and develop biblical counseling model gracefully into the local church (p.16). Development of problems and personal need It is important for Christian counselors to retain a level of sensitivity for the selfish nature of those needing counseling. Counselors must differentiate between needs
Summary The article by Tan (2007) discusses proper and ethically acceptable application of prayers as a form of therapy. The author presents the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from a Scriptural (Biblical) perspective. The key components of scripture-based CBT highlighted in the article are as follows. The first one is the need to underscore the value of God’s love and the establishment of a cordial relationship with the client. Second, conduct a comprehensive recollection and healing of the past events that led to the present problem (s).