Essay about Christian Counseling Should Be Done Through The Word Of God

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So, true counseling as Christian counseling should be done through the word of God by the Holy Spirit who know our heart and only can change it. This is why Jay Adams says, “Counseling must be redemptive” and “Counseling becomes truly nouthetic only when the counselee is a Christian”
It is also significant to understand the relationship between ‘Counseling’ and ‘Preaching.’ Some argues that preaching is the best way to counsel people, so that we don’t need any extra counseling in the church if people are provided the well-equipped preaching from faithful preacher. Others insist that Christian counselor is necessary in the church to take care of the members’ problem because of the reality of this modern society. My position is to take the idea of both side: The importance of preaching and the necessity of counseling the church members (this will be discussed in later section). It is not enough to stress the power of the preaching the Word of God over and over. God works through the preaching because “for the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intention of the heart” (Heb. 4:12). And Moreover, “all are naked and exposed to the eyes of God” (Heb. 4:13). Before the word of God, we cannot hide our sins or problems. So, we bring our problems to God and repent our sins, God will restore us through the Holy Spirit.
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