What is Christ-Centered, Biblical Counseling?
The underlying philosophy, ideology or world view behind the offered counsel determines the methodology, diagnosis and offered remedy of the counsel. Therefore, flawed ideology leads to incompetent and harmful counsel.
Christ-centered, Biblical counseling recognizes God as man’s creator and sustainer of life. He is singularly qualified to diagnose man’s spiritual, emotional and behavioral condition. He is equally sufficient to provide the remedy.
“Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge;
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips,
So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you.
Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge,”
Proverbs 22:17-20; (NKJV)
NEARLY all secular counseling refutes the Biblical world view. Instead, Counselors, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists counsel from the world view that man is no more than an advanced, evolved animal, and is therefore motivated by primal instincts. Though Psychology is reported to be a science, very few of its observations and conclusions are derived from established scientific protocol. In fact, it’s base premise that man is only An advanced, evolved animal fails to meet sciences own rule of observation as part of its proof process. If the base precept in flawed then, any, and all diagnosis, prescription, treatment and/or remedy if flawed and harmful.