Biblical Counseling and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Jesus said, “Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away (Matt. 24:35).” This is a powerful and clear statement that the word of God is “sufficient and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness so that the individual may be complete, equipped for every good work (2 Tim.... Continue Reading →

The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life

The role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life is multifaceted: to give life, power, purification, revelation, and guidance to believers.[1] In this essay, I will explain each of these characteristics and how they are important in the counseling process. God gives life to all creatures. The psalmist said, “When you send forth your... Continue Reading →

What is the Image of God in Man?

There are three biblical categories concerning the image of God in man. They are termed substantive, relational, and functional views. In this essay, I will explain both the strengths and weaknesses of each view, how my understanding of the image of God has been shaped by them, and why these perspectives can help us better understand our... Continue Reading →

Six Characteristics of God that Help in Counseling

There are at least six attributes that describe God. They are: wrath, mercy, holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. These attributes are theologically important and ought to be applied practically for life and counseling. I will briefly explain each one and how they are pertinent to our conversations with counselees. The first attribute, God’s wrath, is... Continue Reading →

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