THE HANDBOOK FOR EVERY EXPERIENCE
Our Lord God has given us a handbook on humanity that covers every single aspect of our spiritual, psychological and practical living experience.
Through His Word in the Bible, God is the ultimate and supreme psychologist we can get counselling from. God does not theorize, He states immutable and indisputable truth because He is Truth. Furthermore, if we follow and obey His counsel the outcome is guaranteed.
ONLY ONE PERSON WITHOUT SIN
God also provides an unchanging standard by which we can measure our functionality and clarity of mind. We all have our shortcomings, failings and weaknesses when we are truthful. Jesus Christ was the only one ever in whom no sin or wrongdoing or lies could be found. Consequently, He is the one against whom all of us are measured. Romans 3:23 (NIV) confirms this:
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
ONE CENTRAL THEME
We believe that God knows us all intimately because of His divine attributes which include omniscience and omnipresence. He alone could write us a compilation of 66 books using approximately 40 different writers, over 1600 years, on 3 different continents, in 3 different languages, on thousands of different subjects, yet with one central theme— God’s redemption of mankind from sin won for the whole world by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
JESUS IS THE SECOND ADAM
Jesus as the second Adam has come to redeem what the first Adam messed up on behalf of the human race. The second Adam has come to give birth to a new race and the New Testament is the record of its beginnings. The Gospel of John starts very much the same way as Genesis to confirm that God’s focus must be our focus, namely
not on humanity but on the Son of God.
GOD’S WORD IS JESUS CHRIST
Biblical Therapy is a faith-based process during which we compare the lies that have formed our belief system with the truth according to God’s Word. According to the Bible, we discover that the embodiment of God’s Word is His Son Jesus Christ. John 1:1-2
“1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2He was in the beginning with God.”
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.