Biblical Counseling Final
Professor Kurt Larson
1. Biblical counseling is receiving or giving a form of comfort, correction, training or instruction directly from the Holy Scriptures of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 lets us know that the scriptures are profitable for all of those things. Biblical counseling lays before the one in need of counsel the Word of God designed to aid them in the problems they are experiencing. Having said that; I believe biblical counseling in its purest sense is guiding and showing people how to be learners of Christ. The marks of good biblical counseling would then be: exposing the life of Christ Jesus, the message of Christ Jesus, and how we must represent ourselves as Christ followers. 2. Biblical counseling and other forms of counseling do have some similarities. For instance, the fact that there is a need for counseling in the first place shows that both deal with confrontation. Also in both biblical counseling as well as other forms the counseling is done be it spiritual, mental or emotional, for the benefit of the counselee. In both biblical counseling and other forms of counseling the counselors must be good listeners. There are also differences between biblical counseling and other forms. Forms of counseling other than biblical most often define themselves by reason, research and experiments. It is often center around a specific problem and treated with medication. Counselors who practice in forms other than biblical only have their research and knowledge from school to fall back on. However, biblical counselors receive their information by revelation from God through His Word. They are able to pull right from God’s Word the timeless truths for people to live by. They are able to guide a counselee through God’s word by a discipleship relationship, and they have the Holy Spirit of God which makes is their greatest resource for their research. 3. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 give the perfect prescription for how...