The Importance Of Biblical Counseling And The Role Of The Counselor

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Introduction When writing the Pentateuch, Moses found it necessary to start at the beginning. Not the beginning of the formation of Israel but at the beginning of the world. Moses tells of the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them. This includes the creation of man, made God’s own image (English Standard Version Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 9:6) enjoying the presence of God in the garden of Eden. We see the beauty of all that God has created and man’s enjoyment of both the creation and the creator. However, man is disobedience to the commands of God by committing the first sin of humanity. As a result, man is separated from the presence of God (Gen 3:23-24). Humankind has shared in this consequence. Adam was a representative for all mankind and as a result of his sin, mankind is dead (Rom. 5:12; Eph. 2:1) and condemned (Rom 5:18-18) just as he is. Every part of man is corrupted by this act of obedience. His mind (Titus 1:15), his heart (Mark 7:21), and his will (Rom 8:7).
Biblical Counseling and The Role of the Counselor John Piper, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church and author defines biblical counseling as “God-centered, Bible saturated, emotionally-in-touch use of language to help people become God-besotted, Christ-exalting, joyfully self-forgetting lovers of people” (MacDonald 24). Rob Green, Pastor of Counseling Ministries at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry, defines biblical counseling as “the process where the Bible, God’s Word, is related
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