Nietzsche’s work at first glance seems scholarly and erudite, but after careful analysis, its filled with enigmatic aphorisms that are oftentimes contradictory and incoherent. Of course, Nietzsche embraced contradictions because he presupposed humans were irrational creatures trying to find universal truth through “pounding uncertainty into straight arrows.” He wrote about this in his book Human,… Read More Nietzsche’s Philosophy is Self-Defeating and He Admits It
Hebrews 9:1 says, “Now the First covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary.” The word worship comes from the old English word “Worth-ship”. This is a stronger term than honor and adoration you would offer to a human being—only a Supreme Being God is worthy of worship. Ironically, a word that is… Read More American Christian, Who Do You Worship?
The Psalmist proclaims: “Heaven is declaring God’s glory; the sky is proclaiming his handiwork (Ps. 19:1).” Next, David states in verse 7, “The Lord’s instruction is perfect, reviving one’s very being.” These two statements have often been associated with general and special revelation because they both unveil the character of God. In this paper, I… Read More What is the Difference Between General and Special Revelation?
Common grace is the blessing God bestows upon every created being, both the saved and the unsaved. Examples of common grace include the beauty of nature, intellectual discovery, moral accountability, relationship building, and physical health. In this paper, I will explain whether secular Psychologists use common grace to properly diagnose the human condition or oppose… Read More Can Secular Psychology and Biblical Counseling Find Common Ground?
Confidentiality in biblical counseling is when another person entrusts a counselor with sin issues they are struggling with. The Bible informs us to confess our sins to one other and pray for healing (Jam. 5:16). The purpose of this essay is to talk about the kind of commitment to confidentiality a biblical counselor should make… Read More Limited or Unlimited Confidentiality in Biblical Counseling?
Today, church discipline is perceived as an unkind action. People don’t like the idea of confronting another person because of its supposed negativity. Consequently, few churches are practicing church discipline today. In this essay, I will argue church discipline is a biblical command, and when done properly, strengthens the health of the church. Jesus told us… Read More What does God say about Church Discipline?
In this essay, I will define, describe, and provide a biblical evaluation for 4 secular-based therapies: The 12 step recovery program, cognitive-behavioral therapy, the biogenic theory of mood disorders, and electroconvulsive therapy. It is my goal to fairly evaluate the pros and cons of each position and determine any redemptive quality in them. It is… Read More A Biblical Evaluation of 4 Secular-Based Theories in Counseling