Biblical Worldview Of Christian Counseling

Decent Essays

Biblical Worldview
Christian counseling is based on faith, in God the Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit; with the belief that mankind is created in the image of God. According to, Genesis 1:27 (NIV) “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” With this being said, the worldview of the counselor will determine and lead them in all of the decision making process with the client. “Human beings are created in the image of God and thus possesses personality, self-transcendence, intelligence, morality, gregariousness, and creativity” (Alban Jr., 2012, p. 55). The counselor will function in these qualities as God has designed within the counseling sessions.
Personality and Self-Transcendence
For instance, while counseling with a client the counselor’s personality can make or break the client/counselor relationship. It is important for the counselor to create an environment for the client to feel safe and trusting of the counselor, just as Christ does for us. We are told in Romans 8:29 (NIV), “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” The counselor is continually being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ and so display the Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV), “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and

Get Access