Biblical Counseling Vs Secular Counseling

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The book Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling is a great read for people studying counseling and how to counsel others. It was published in 1970 and it was written by Jay E. Adams. Whilst reading the book, readers will understand the difference between nouthetic counseling and secular counseling. Nouthetic counseling means biblical counseling. The word nouthetic means to admonish, to rebuke or to warn in Greek. Worldly counseling is based on evolution and secular thinking. Nouthetic counseling is realizing a concern, confrontating the person and or the sin and doing something biblical to change that.
One of the main differences between biblical counseling and man-centered counseling is that only biblical counseling relies
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biblical counseling wants to get rid of the sin and the problem in the counselee’s life. Secular counseling is all about making a person feel better and is all the medication and studying the brain and things of that nature. In fact with biblical counseling you have to be broken in a way and you have to blame yourself and take full responsibility for your sin. It will take work and the counselee most likely will not feel better immediately. It will be a process but again with secular it's just “I want to feel better now” and “what pills can I take”. Whatever they can do to make them feel it’s not their …show more content…
We should have Jesus Christ at the center because then he can get the right view of who we are and we are sinners and we cannot do anything good and worthy to God without him in our life. In the Bible there is a lot of verses speaking on this matter. Nouthetic counseling it is needed more and more in our world today not even that just biblical counseling. people need to get away from blaming others and not taking responsibility for their sin the. We need to get to the root problems all our problems which is thin. We were all born Sinners and because of that other sins and other problems will come about in our lives. And we can deal with this by looking to the one who died for our sins in the one who is sinless which is Jesus Christ. Sometimes we will fail even if we are looking to Christ because our human nature takes over and our flesh and our spirit feed be in God's word. As a counselor I need to have knowledge from the word of God. I also need a desire to help others and these are just a few qualities of a counselor. Sanctification is one of the things that should be talked about and should be seen in a counselee life. We should see personal change. In the book it talks about responsibility and responding. God gave us the option to choose and he gave us the option to choose to respond to our responsibility stop. The author states that Proverbs is a book of directive counseling and I truly agree with that it's a book

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