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Understanding The Role Of Christ In Counseling

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Understanding the role of Christ in Christian Counseling and Some Ways to Implement Him in Your Practice

Abstract
In this paper it is the student’s desire to discuss a few points regarding the importance of implementing Christ into Christian Counseling including some of the ways that this can be done. He is going to note the difference between mental illness and spiritual bondage/oppression. He is also going to cover habitual sin more pointed in addiction and its ability to have a stronghold over an individual. He also would like to express some of the ways that people are deceived by the enemy, the Devil and he is going to show some ways to Biblically combat that deception. This will be ...view middle of the document...

Anderson-Discipleship Counseling). The student believes that to be a rhetorical question with the obvious answer being that one cannot tell a person those things that are posed in the question. The counselor and the counselee would also have to both be Christians in order to comprehend what it is to seek divine guidance. The student feels that a counselor would need to have some level of spiritual discernment in order to know whether it is a spirit, a mental illness, or both. In the Bible in 3 of the New Testament books it talks about the man that was demon possessed when Jesus came to the country of the Gadarenes. Now Jesus saw “a certain man, [who] had devils a long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.” (KJV Bible). Now in today’s world this man would have most likely been considered mentally ill. He was also cutting himself but Jesus recognized this for what it was when He inquired and received the reply “What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.” (KJV Bible) So it was because of Jesus discerning that He was able to know the difference. The Bible also states in 1st John “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (KJV Bible) Therefore the student would conclude that in order to truly know the difference between mental disability and spiritual issues that the counselor must be prayed up at all times. We are to “try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” The reason the He was able to know that the man had a spirit is because Jesus had the Spirit of God living within Him just as Christian counselors do (or should have). The student believes that there is only 2 things that can be done to be sure that the counselors have that level of the Spirit of God and that is to “Pray without ceasing.” (KJV Bible) and to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God…” (KJV Bible).
Next the student is going to look at habitual sin and the focus will be on addiction since the student has some personal knowledge in this specific area. Christians are called to strive toward being excellent in thought, word, and deed however it seems that habitual sin is probably one of the more defeating things that a counselee can face. The student likes the thought that “every individual should be enabled to achieve the best that is in him.” (John W. Gardner, Excellence) However this is to come very close to being excellent as humanly possible which we cannot do with habitual sin in our lives. The student himself has a background of drug addiction and has now been free from that habitual sin for about 6 years and is now in ministry himself. The ministry that he is a part of shows that habitual sin, especially in the form of addiction, can be overcome through counseling and the work of the Holy Spirit in a believers life. The student has found that when he...

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