Importance Of Biblical Counseling

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1. Introduction The world needs Biblical counseling. Ever since Eve bit into the forbidden fruit offered to her by the serpent in the Garden of Eden, sin has crept into every aspect of daily life. It has driven us further and further from God and how we were intended to interact with Him. There are many counselors in the world but they cannot adequately reach the needs of the world without a Biblical perspective. Proper Biblical counseling uses the Bible as a basis in conjunction with everything else to bring about positive change in a person’s life.
1. The Role of the Bible The Bible ought to be the foundation of the Christian Counselor. It provides the basis for truth and therefore should be sufficient for every need. How does one know that the Bible is sufficient? 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all Scripture is breathed by God and that it is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness (The Holy Bible). The Bible is the instruction manual of life. To properly minister to those in need, a counselor needs to be well-versed in Scripture. Joshua 1:8 says that we should meditate on the Book of the Law and carefully follow what is written in it so we will have success (The Holy Bible). The Bible can explain Christian’s identify in Christ and reveal the motivations of the heart to be able to conform to the image of Christ (MacDonald, Kellman, and Viars 97).
2. The Role of Holy Spirit In John 14:15-26, Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit. One of
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