By Martin Bobgan;Deidre Bobgan

After years of involvement within the biblical counseling flow, Martin and Deidre Bobgan turned all in favour of the various practices and left the circulation. during this ebook they offer robust biblical the explanation why they suspect that Christians may still abandon the biblical counseling stream, go back to reckoning on Christ, the note of God, and the paintings of the Holy Spirit in the course of the Biblically-ordained ministries and mutual care within the the physique of Chirst. it is a readable, tough, arguable, and thought-provoking booklet in regards to the swiftly increasing biblical counseling stream.

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The authors of the penitentials did not limit themselves to Scripture. 49 Since most of the current books about counseling and about Christian living are filled with psychological assumptions and pronouncements, many who want to counsel biblically have turned to some of the Puritan books. The Puritans worked hard at holy living and personal ministry. However, even their books must be read with an element of caution. Though they attempted to understand the nature of man and to systematize godly living, they occasionally gave unbiblical advice addressing problems of living.

But rather than simply urging people to return to God and His Word, they are offering an alternative form of counseling. They are providing what they call “biblical counseling” instead of psychological counseling. Instead of using psychological means of dealing with problems of living, they claim to use biblical means. And just as the psychological counseling movement is growing, so is the biblical counseling movement. There are now numerous individuals who claim to be biblical counselors, and various teachings on biblical counseling are readily available.

11 Besides the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers, qualifying members of the body of Christ to minister to one another, the reformers emphasized the responsibility of the believer to search himself concerning inner sinfulness. Furthermore, the reformers taught that confession should be made to God, though the confession could be in the presence of a fellow believer. Huldreich Zwingli wrote: “Auricular confession is nothing but a consultation, in which we receive from him whom God has appointed .

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