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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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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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MORE MINDSETS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

EAGER MIND   “And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind” ~ 2 Corinthians 8:19 The word ready can more accurately be translated eager. The strong […]

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MINDSETS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

YOUR MIND IS GOD’S GIFT   Biblical mindsets are caused by 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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THE MOST FRIGHTENING MINDSET

THE REPROBATE MIND   The reprobate mind is caused by the spirit of whoredom (Hosea 5:4/Ezekiel 16:32-36). You will find this frightening mindset in Romans 1:28, which says:   “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which […]

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DOUBLE MINDED DANGERS

UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS   Being double-minded is caused by the spirit of divination (1 Samuel 28:7). James described millions of hurting and healing people in James 1:8:   “A doubleminded man is unstable in all of his ways.”   He again challenged the double-minded in James 4:8:   “Draw nigh to God, and […]

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THE DANGEROUS MIND

THE DEFILED MIND   The defiled mind is caused by the spirit of perversion. (Isaiah 19:14). This mind-set is described in Titus 1:15-16, which says:   “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that […]

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THE SHAKEN MIND

The shaken mind is caused by the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3). This mind-set is mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:2, which says:   “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.” […]

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EARTHLY MEANS MATERIALISTIC

CAUSES OF THE EARTHLY MIND The earthly mind is caused by the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). The referenced passage is Philippians 3:19 which says:  “Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is their shame, who mind earthly things.” The word earthly means “on the earth.” Epi (on) ge […]

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VANITY AND STRIVING AFTER WIND

THE VAIN MIND   The vain mind is caused by a seducing/lying spirit (1 Timothy 4:1-2; 2 Chronicles 18:22). The vain mind is mentioned in Ephesians 4:17-19:   “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding […]

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DON’T BE OTHERWISE MINDED

THE CAUSE OF OTHERWISE MINDED   Otherwise mindedness is caused by a familiar spirit (1 Samuel 28:7). This interesting and elusive mindset is mentioned in Galatians 5:10, which says:   “I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever […]

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THINK FORWARD ONLY IN CHRIST

THE FORWARD MIND   In this post, you will find out more about the mind-sets caused by evil spirits. We have looked at the high-minded and the carnally minded. Here we look at the shortcomings of the forward mind. WHAT CAUSES THE FORWARD MIND?   The forward mind is caused by the spirit of bondage […]

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LIVE IN THE SPIRIT AND NOT THE FLESH

FLESHLY MIND AND CARNALLY MINDED   We continue to look at the mind-sets caused by evil spirits. In this post, the fleshing mind or carnally minded. The fleshly mind or carnally minded is caused by the spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11), physical or mental weakness. The fleshly mind is described in Romans 8:5-7:   “For […]

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THE FAILINGS OF HIGH-MINDEDNESS AND HAUGHTINESS

WHAT IS ADDICTION?   Dr. Earl R. Henslin, a Christian who is a Doctor of Psychology and author of the excellent work, Forgiven and Free, says:   “Addiction is anything that consumes the focus of our attention: anything that distracts us from God, anything that prevents us from facing ourselves, or anything that hinders us […]

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REMEMBERING IS HOPE

REMEMBERING IN THE BIBLE   The Bible speaks of remembering in several places. In Luke 24, when the women returned to Jesus’ tomb to discover He was gone, two angels spoke to them and told them to remember (verse 6) the words Jesus had spoken to them. In verse 8,   “They remembered His words.” […]

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GOD WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER

THE SECOND PETER PRINCIPLE   The enemy wants you to forget. God wants you to remember (Revelations 2:5 and 3:3). There is a rather long passage in 2 Peter 1:4-10, that I call The Second Peter Principle, which clearly makes this point. Let us read it from The Amplified Bible.   “By means of these […]

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OUR BIBLICAL TRUTHS

4 SOURCES OF TRUTH   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 by Moses, but […]

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THE APOSTLE JOHN AS A BIBLICAL THERAPIST

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, that God is […]

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JESUS THE BIBLICAL THERAPIST

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT   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 Chapter 5 by using the phrase:   “Ye have heard it said, but I say unto you . . .” EXPOSING THE […]

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BELIEVE GOD’S TRUTH NOT SATAN’S LIES

THE SAME CONSEQUENCES   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 matter that […]

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GOD’S TRUTH VERSUS OUR LIES

OUR MIND MAKES US VULNERABLE Though Biblical Therapy’s primary counselling focus is on a person’s belief system that is 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 […]

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RECEIVE AND BELIEVE THE TRUTH

THE BIBLICAL THERAPY MODEL IN MARK’S GOSPEL   Christ vividly illustrated the Biblical Therapy Model in the Gospel of Saint Mark, chapter 7, 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 […]

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

BIBLICAL THERAPY HAS ITS ROOTS IN BELIEF MODIFICATION When we want an answer to the question “Why do I do the things I do not want to do” which is based on the statement made by the Apostle Paul in Romans 7:15, we need to turn to the Old Testament where we find the basis […]

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SCRIPTURE IS ALL YOU NEED

KEEPING GOD IN THERAPY   It is a very sad thing that so many theologians place such great limitations on their ability to minister simply because they believe the Bible only to be appropriate in dealing with spiritual issues. When faced with addiction or other life-controlling issues, they refer counselees to “professional” mental health workers […]

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CHRIST SETS YOU FREE FROM ADDICTION

THE COMPOSITION OF MAN   The composition of man consists of his soul (1 Peter 2:11), his spirit (Romans 8:16), his heart (Hebrews 4:12), his conscience (1 Peter 2:19), his mind (Romans 12:2), as well as “the flesh” and its effects. An accurate understanding of man’s nature is a prerequisite for prescribing a correct treatment […]

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GOD IS THE ULTIMATE THERAPIST

BELIEFS DRIVE EMOTIONS Most Christian psychologists agree with the premise that it is our beliefs that drive our emotions and then our actions. Doctor Albert Ellis, an American psychologist and psychotherapist who founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), is one such advocate of this thesis. REBT is based on the principles of ABC. REBT begins […]

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JESUS CHRIST AND BIBLICAL HEALING

BELIEVE IN CHRIST AND LIVE 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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THE DIVINE WORD OF OUR LORD GOD

THE BIBLE IS A CONTINUUM Some Christian writers and leaders propagate that the New Testament supersedes the Old Testament. This assumption is incorrect. The whole counsel of God is contained from Genesis to Revelations. In his second letter to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:16 – NIV), Paul writes: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for […]

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SALVATION THROUGH BELIEF AND THOUGHT

BELIEF IN GOD It goes without saying that 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 […]

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THE BIBLE IS THE ULTIMATE TEACHING TOOL

THE POWERFUL ACTION OF THE SCRIPTURES All Scripture has been handed down to us by Lord God. As such, the Bible is an extremely powerful tool that can be used to straighten our lives and live out the Jesus Way. Used correctly, the Word of God contained in the Bible can free us from physical […]

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THE HEALING POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD

GOD’S WORD HEALS God’s Word is a powerful healer. Many of our illness including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and addiction are psychosomatic. These illness take control due to our state of mind not being aligned with the Word of God, and by extension, our inability to fulfil his Will on Earth. All mental and physical […]

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THE POWER OF LOVE

THE POWER OF GOD’S LOVE If there is a single word that encapsulates what God is and what He means to Christians, in all likelihood it is ‘love.’ The love of Jesus Christ is above all. In John 13:34, Jesus himself says: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just […]

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THE POWER OF EDUCATION

EDUCATION SETS PEOPLE FREE At House Regeneration (HR) we know that for our students to successfully rehabilitate and stave off addition, they have to understand why they do what they do and to be taught how to align themselves with the living Word of God. In John 8:32, Jesus himself says: “If you abide in […]

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THE POWER OF EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE EMPOWERS Nothing beats the power of experience as both a teaching and learning tool. Jesus himself was a teacher and a learner as were many of the disciples, prophets, and leaders in the Bible. King David says in Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I […]

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Legalize and license the Bible for Psychotherapy!

Petition to Ministers of the Departments of Health and Social Development We, the undersigned hereby respectfully, petition the above Ministers to recognize the need to amend current laws. We ask for  amendments to the Mental Health Care Act of 2002 Chapter 1.1 (xvii) and the Substance Abuse Act 70 of 2008 pertaining to Drug Rehabilitation Chapter […]

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Warrior Race Apr 2016

On the 24th of April 2016, nine students  who were seeking a greater challenge and wanted to test their endurance, strength and agility, participated in the fourth instalment of the Jeep Warrior Race held at Hobby Park, Krugersdorp. The “Warrior” is South Africa’s largest obstacle race, that attracts over 9000 adrenaline fuelled competitors looking for muddy fun. […]

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Top Drug Awareness Blogs: 15 Blogs to Help You Kick the Habit

If you’re hoping to quit your debilitating drug habit then you’ve certainly come to the right place. There are many great blogs out there that give advice on quitting drugs; but they aren’t a patch on the drug awareness blogs we’ve collected for this list. The following blogs are filled with personal stories of addiction, […]

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Drug treatment works – these stats prove it!

You may not realise it, but drug abuse is one of the most prolific and virulent problems plaguing modern society. We’ve put together an infographic containing some statistics that you may find shocking; for example, did you know that around one third of adults in the UK have taken drugs at some point in their […]

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