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THE HEALING POWER OF BELIEF THERAPY

WHAT IS BELIEF THERAPY? The fundamental principle underlying Belief Therapy is that people behave as they do because they adhere to the convictions of their beliefs. Dr Paul Carlin, a scripturologist developed Belief Therapy as a Christian therapeutic treatment while ministering to Texas prisoners for over 20 years. He says the underlying premise of “people […]

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THE GOD BOX

BOYS IN THE DOG BOX   The other day I went for my routine visit to one of our Regeneration centres in the bush veld of the Limpopo Province. This is a new facility and had been open for less than four months. When I got there my colleague and friend, Tokkie van Wyk, who […]

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JESUS MAKES A MOVE

JESUS MAKES A MOVE IN THE USA   During the late sixties, a strange revolution was taking place among the youth in the USA. They completely broke loose out of the conservative mould of the fifties in terms of dress code, dialogue, societal behaviour, music and arts preference and way of thinking. They smoked pot, […]

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YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM

ADDICTS BELIEVE THE LIES   We know a lot about most of the criminal thinking errors so familiar to people addicted to street or illicit drugs. But how about the lies that people believe who have become legalized addicts. We have one lady in our fellowship who used to abuse illicit street drugs some 35 […]

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GOD CHANGES YOU FROM THE INSIDE

YOU ONLY NEED TO REPENT   The decision to turn away from the drugging lifestyle only requires repentance. You see, we can fool others, and we can fool ourselves and people can devise all sorts of deep-rooted reasons why people take drugs, but God sees it as it is and people take drugs because they […]

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GOD ENABLES US

THE POWER OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST   Romans 6:11 says:   “Likewise count yourselves also to be truly dead to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”   “ If I dragged a dead corpse into my study and propped it up in a chair facing you, would you offer it […]

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CHRIST NOT DRUGS

PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS DON’T RECOGNIZE GOOD   The problem with the professionals who came after the like of Freud is that they do not recognize the spiritual dimension. They reject religion and even more so the spiritual nature of drug abuse. God on the other hand gives us very clear teaching on the matter. The problem […]

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COMMUNICATE WITH GOD

A HIGH RELAPSE RATE   The relapse rate with hardcore drug addicts in South Africa, like the rest of the world where there is a serious drug problem, is alarmingly high. It is most probably higher than the relapse rate of long term prisoners. It is especially very high in secular treatment centers where programs […]

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ILLUMINATE IN THE LORD

ALL ABOUT ME   The human viewpoint is man-centred. It is all about man’s needs which happens to be the focus of most of the constitutions in the free democratic West. Most of it sounds good and right because it is the champion of human rights and is very agreeable to most people. It is […]

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SEEK GOD’S KINGDOM FIRST

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BRING YOU HOME   No matter how lost someone has become in their personality and thinking or how deviant and dysfunctional their behaviour has become, with the help of a Holy Spirit endued guide, who has experience in mapping within the pages of the Bible, that poor lost individual can be […]

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EASTER’S TRUE MEANING

JESUS TRIUMPHS OVER DEATH   Here are some Easter thoughts so we don’t forget the true meaning behind Easter. It’s not Easter bunnies, hot cross buns or time off work. The essence of Easter is the celebration of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s triumph over death. His resurrection means the eternal life that is granted to […]

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2022 EASTER PROGRAM

Our easter program for the students is as follows: Friday   * Church Service at 9:30 all welcome * Bible Quiz Challenge – the men are forming 5 teams and the ladies one * Praise and Worship 19:00 – 20:00 – all welcome   Saturday   * Volley Ball Challenge * Braai * Movie Marathon […]

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PERSONAL JESUS

OUR PERSONAL GOD   God gave us clear indication of how He brought this wonderful instrument of measure into our dimension. It was generated by His mind and communicated to us through the minds of chosen instruments via the agency of His Holy Spirit who is invisible yet present throughout creation very much like the […]

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GOD AND SIMPLICITY GUIDE US THROUGH LIFE

THE GOSPEL IS SIMPLE TO SIMPLE PEOPLE   I recently met a man whose sole mission in life is to seek out untouched Indian tribes in the Amazon jungle and to bring them the view that God the Creator has of them. These are primitive people who have never been affected by our worldview since […]

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GOD COUNSELS US

WHOSE COMPASS?   Whose compass should we use in giving people direction in the Counseling process?   “In the family of man, man counsels man, in the family of God, God counsels man. The difference is fundamental and vast.”  ~ How to Counsel God’s Way: Bob Hoekstra OUR MIND IS OUR MENTAL COMPASS   The […]

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HIGH-MINDED DOWNFALL

WHAT IS HIGH-MINDED?   High-mindedness is caused by the spirit of haughtiness (Proverbs 16:18). High-Minded is identified in Romans 11:20-21:   “Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear. For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.” […]

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GOD AND TRUTH

FOUR THINGS THE TRUTH WILL DO There are four things truth will do. The truth will set you free, sanctify you, sterilize you, and secure you.   The truth will set (make) you free. Jesus said in John 8:32:    “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”   The truth […]

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THE CARE FACTOR

GOD CARES JESUS CARES   Because God cares for us He sent His Son as a living sacrifice. Because Jesus cares for us He was obedient unto death. Because He cares He sent us the Holy Spirit to care for us until He returns to take us to glory. Because we care as Biblical Therapists […]

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OVERCOME ADDICTION THROUGH CHRIST

ALIENATION FROM GOD   The enemy does not want us to remember so he can blind us, make us forget, and thus alienate us from the life of God. Ephesians 4:18 says:   “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness […]

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GUARD YOUR HEART AND MIND

JOHN SHOWS US THE TRUTH   John continued with his contrast of lies versus the truth in 1 John 2, in order to establish that there is a difference. In verse 4, he gave us an example of truth versus lie:   “He that saith, ‘I know Him,’ and keeps not His commandments, is a […]

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DON’T LIVE THE LIE

EXPOSING THE TRUTH   In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus established the Biblical Therapy process of exposing and correcting lies. He exposed a whole series of religious lies in the Gospel of Matthew 5 by using the phrase   “Ye have heard it said, but I say unto you . . .”   In […]

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NO TRUTH IN SATAN

LIES SEEM LIKE THE TRUTH   Not every thought we have is true, though it may feel true. The problem with believing a lie is it may as well be the truth because the consequences are the same. If you believe you are shameful because you were sexually violated as a child, it does not […]

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SAVED BY GRACE

THE SPIRITUAL CONDITION   Though Biblical Therapy’s primary counselling focus is on person’s belief system, i.e., discovering the lies that influence thought, emotion, and action, gaining an understanding of the spiritual condition of the mind is extremely important. The mind of man can be either spiritually healthy or unhealthy. In addressing human addictions, the spiritual […]

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SCRIPTURE IS SUFFICIENT

THE ULTIMATE THERAPEUTIC TOOL   Taking all this into consideration we can conclude and agree with the fact that the Scripture is sufficient in its ability to be used as a therapeutic tool. After all Paul states in 2 Timothy 3 verse 17 that the man of God be perfectly and thoroughly equipped to carry […]

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HIS WORD IS TRUTH

A HANDBOOK FOR HUMANITY   What you will find from time to time are references to research and findings by noted psychologists that correlate greatly with the same truths we find in the Bible. It is not that we are trying to validate what God says to be true by quoting them, it is just […]

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THE BIRTH OF HR

CLUB REGENERATION   The quest for truth started personally for me in 1987 when I opened the first inner-city anti-drug disco for teenagers which we called Club Regeneration. The name was strange at the time and it came through much prayer. It meant to convey the message that, God was relating to this generation through […]

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12 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIBLICAL THERAPY

THE CORE OF BIBLICAL THERAPY   These are the 12 core ideas that underpin Biblical Therapy Man was created by God and appointed to manage his life and environment in God’s way. (Genesis 2:15) People do what they do because they believe what they believe. (Proverbs 23:7; Mark 7:6-23) Jesus established the Biblical Therapy process […]

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HEALTHY AND HOLY MINDSETS

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT   Healthy mindsets result from the work of the Holy Spirit in conjunction with the Word of God. By contrast to unhealthy mind-sets, The Word of God provides us with a description of five healthy conditions of the mind. The combination of these five elements makes the mind fertile […]

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GOD AND OUR DESIRES

JESUS EXPOSED LIES   In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus established the Biblical Therapy process of exposing and correcting lies. He exposed a whole series of religious lies in Matthew 5 by using the phrase   “Ye have heard it said, but I say unto you . . .” These are the lies that […]

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ANSWERS IN MARK’S GOSPEL

BIBLICAL THERAPY AND MARK’S GOSPEL   Christ vividly illustrated the Biblical Therapy Model in the Gospel of Saint Mark, chapter seven, verses 14 through 23. By studying the Greek meaning of the words He chose, and the context of His message, we will see why this passage is such an appropriate example of Biblical Therapy. […]

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OUR CARING GOD

THE TRINITY CARES   Because God cares for us He sent His Son as a living sacrifice. Because Jesus cares for us He was obedient unto death. Because He cares He sent us the Holy Spirit to care for us until He returns to take us to glory. Because we care as Biblical Therapists we […]

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GOD IS LIGHT

JESUS CLEANSES OUR SIN In Biblical Therapy, we deal with the lies people believe. These lies provide the dynamics for their addictions and life-controlling problems. It is a lie-versus-truth process. The lie-versus-truth problem is skilfully outlined in 1 John 1:5-10: “This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, […]

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THE BIBLE AND BELIEF SYSTEMS

HEALTHY OR UNHEALTHY?   Though Biblical Therapy’s primary counselling focus is on a person’s belief system, i.e. discovering the lies that influence thought, emotion, and action, gaining an understanding of the spiritual condition of the mind is extremely important. The mind of man can be either spiritually healthy or unhealthy. In addressing human addictions, the […]

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ALL MEASURED AGAINST JESUS

THE A-B-C OF THERAPY   Dr Albert Ellis who developed what is known as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Its premise is based on an A-B-C approach   A is for activating experiences, such as family troubles, unsatisfying work, early childhood traumas, and all the many things we point to as the sources of our […]

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OUR GOD IS THE ONLY TRUTH

 SOURCES OF TRUTH IN THE TRINITY     The Bible points us to four sources of truth, all of which are centred in God, surrounded by Jesus Christ His Son, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit of God.   Truth came by Jesus Christ. John 1:17 says:   “For the law was given […]

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GOD IS THE SUPREME PSYCHOLOGIST

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 […]

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THE ESSENCE OF REGENERATION

CLUB REGENERATION   It has been many years that we have been researching, studying and applying certain programs in an attempt to help people through their life-controlling destructive habits. The quest for truth started personally for me in 1987 when I opened the first inner-city anti-drug disco for teenagers which we called Club Regeneration. The […]

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FAITH IS A NECESSITY

BELIEF AND FAITH   Belief in God underpins the life of any Christian. Belief and faith are indispensable ingredients that we must have to access the powerful therapy of God’s counsel. Indeed, without belief and faith, there is no salvation or redemption from our sins. The Lord tells us in Hebrews 11:6 (KJV):   “But […]

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WE ARE WHAT WE DO

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO   When we seek counsel from God we must believe that He is a good God who wants to heal and bless us and that He will also do what is best for us according to His word. This is a very powerful truth from where we must […]

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LIVING THE JESUS WAY

BELIEVE LIVE AND THINK LIKE CHRIST   Christ is our standard of wholeness. To make us whole in the physical absence of Christ, He sends us His Holy Spirit, who inspired the writers as the breath of God to write the Bible. When we are regenerated we have the indwelling Spirit who speaks to our […]

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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 […]

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