Different Ways Of Interpreting Biblical Texts And Applying Them

1075 WordsFeb 25, 20165 Pages
We all arise from different ways of interpreting biblical texts and applying them to contemporary life. “I am not to belittle, insult, hate, or kill my neighbor, not by my thoughts, my words, my look or gesture, and certainly not by actual deeds, and I am not to be party to this in others; rather, I am to put away all desire for revenge. I am not to harm or recklessly endanger myself, either. Prevention of murder is also why government is armed with the sword (Exodus 20:13, KJV).” The more educated I become about the issues held in the LGBT community the more aware and culturally sensitive I become. Justice and equality should be available to everyone and no one should be treated unequally because of their sexual orientation. In Matthew 22:39 ESV, the scripture states: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” We should all treat each other as equals despite our differences. Prejudices are experienced in every community and from every social standing. As a counselor, understanding classist attitudes and beliefs, as important contributors to inequalities in education attainment, wages, housing, and employment are important. Being aware of the social classes of the clients we have is very important. Some of our clients may come from a less fortunate background. On the contrary, some of our clients may be from a higher income bracket. I have learned that clients from a lower-social-class rank may be more interested in working with a counselor to meet basic needs rather than
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