BIBLICAL THERAPY VERSUS MODERN PSYCHOLOGY

THE BIBLE WINS HANDS DOWN

 

In this post you can compare how Biblical Therapy compares with modern day psychology and psychiatry. There’s no question who the winner is!

 

THE BIBLE PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
The Bible as a textbook is sufficient

and authoritative

Many different theories and philosophies
One set immutable standard for

morals

No defined role model for living

morals

Real science; tested over thousands

of years as effective and

reliable, does not change values or

outcome

Pseudo-science; very recent development

that changes values with

prevailing trends & secular mind

sets

Christ and God centred Man and society centred
Responsible for decisions Product of environment
Accountability for actions Blame shifting
Addiction is a sin Addiction is a disease
Sin was forgiven in Christ Jesus No medical cure
Faith in God required Faith in self is required
Addiction has a spiritual root cause

based on obedience to God

Addiction has external root causes

beyond your control

Deals with spiritual inner issues,

emotional/mental and physical

issues.

Deals only with psychological and

medical issues.

Promotes abstinence and total

sobriety

Prescribes alternative addictive

drugs

Promotes Christian love and discipline Sympathizes and promotes self-pity
Protects society against criminals

(confess your sins)

Protects criminals against exposure

(protect your privacy)

Submit to laws of country Stand on your rights to party
Holy Spirit led counsel Counsel depends on human knowledge
God knows man fully Man does not know himself.
Lasting and high success rate Very poor prognosis

 

DR KRIGE AND HOUSE REGENERATION

 

This adapted content was extracted from A Biblical Approach to Psychotherapy authored by Dr Ado Krige, the Founding Director of House Regeneration, a South African drug rehabilitation centre offering a comprehensive discipleship training program. By applying principles of Biblical Therapy, using the Scriptures to teach, rebuke, correct, and train in righteousness, House Regeneration counsellors show anyone who has suffered from addiction how to fully understand why they do what they do and how to bring their belief systems in line with the Word of God.

 

 

 

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