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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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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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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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