WEBSTER'S Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary pg. 950 Psychiatry: a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
WEBSTER'S Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary pg. 951 Psychology: 1. the science of mind and behavior 2 a: the mental or behavioral characteristics of an individual or group b: the study of mind and behavior in relation to a particular field of knowledge or activity.
WEBSTER'S Encyclopedic DICTIONARY pg. 580 Psychiatrist: A physician specializing in psychiatry. That field of scientific thought and practice in medicine and psychology which aims to discover and or correct mental derangement's.
AS A RESULT OF THE FALL Man keeps trying...without Christ! Easy solution:
Matt 22:37 And He said to him, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. 39) And a second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
Since psychiatrists do not want to go God's way they keep trying their way. When psychiatrists are not able to pull it off their way, pills are prescribed.
Psychiatrists Have a great unproven scapegoat of chemical imbalance, which is an excuse for mental and behavioral characteristics they can't solve. Let's not get too uptight with them. It is to be expected with people who have rejected Christ. It should be noted there are many well meaning, compassionate people, some who are Christians, who see the problems and attempt to help the down and out in their plight of receiving the consequence of living without Christ.
Christian Counselors..Christian Psychiatrists
THE REAL BAD GUYS!
I am going to explain to you why these guys are so very evil. The best place to start is with God and His Word the Bible.
What does the Bible deal with? SAME AS PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGY People...mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. It deals with correcting mental derangement's.
Did God fall short of adequately offering solutions to these kinds of problems? Obviously Not!
The Christian Counselors say, "Oh we don't use all that worldly stuff." "We use Bible principles as a means to help people." What could be so wrong with that?
BIBLE PRINCIPLES ARE NOT FOR SALE!!!
How a counselor could require a hurting person needing help, to pay for God's Biblical principles is beyond me. God commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The counselors are peddling God's Word to the hurting people of the world, but only the ones that can pay 40-60 and 80 dollars per hour.
If they want to help people with Biblical principles they should become ministers of God's Word.
I know many ministers are overworked and would just as soon have someone else take care of the people problems. Those ministers should reconsider whether they should be in the ministry. Churches should reconsider how money is being spent. There should be more ministers on staff if the load is too heavy. Cut out some of the other expenses and never forget Christianity involves people and people have problems.
THE BIBLE DEALS WITH THE MIND
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
Ephesians 4:22-24 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lust of deceit,
23). and that you be renew in the spirit of your mind.
24). and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,
4). for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
5). We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
Ephesians 6:10-13 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might.
11). Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12). For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the worldforces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13). Therefore take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
James 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Christian Counselors..Christian Psychiatrists
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Now we all know, they charge people to listen to their problems. What about sharing Bible verse's with them? Is there also a charge? You bet there is!
Charging people for Bible verses and principles is what makes these guys evil.
Many troubled people have an identity problem. They do not know and believe who they are in Christ.
A member of a chosen race (1 Peter 2:9).
All your sins are forgiven (Colossians 2:13).
Your body is now a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19).
You now have peace between you and God (Romans 5:1).
You have been glorified (Romans 8:30).
Nothing can separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:35-39).
You will be magnified with Christ (Colossians 3:4).
Your citizenship is transferred to heaven (Philippians 3:20).
Angels now render service to you (Hebrews 1:4).
You are now a personal ambassador for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).
A separate book could be written to list all the Biblical verses and principles that will provide any person peace like a river and joy like fountain, a purpose for living and hope, that Christ offers.
There is so much the Bible has to offer I can only touch upon it within this paper.
For example: show me a person who is honestly attempting to follow the example of the life of Christ, and I will show you a person that needs no "Christian Counselor."
A total commitment to Christ is the answer! The question is: "Are you willing?"
THE PROBLEM OF HATE THE PROBLEM OF ANGER THE PROBLEM OF JEALOUSY THE PROBLEM OF DEPRESSION THE PROBLEM OF BITTERNESS THE PROBLEM OF UNFORGIVNESS
THEY ARE NOT NEW BUT OLD AND ARE COVERED IN THE BIBLE.
REPENT REPENT REPENT
Within the world and the churches the word "Repent" is not a popular term. "Repent" implies something negative about the person. The world, and the churches lean toward positive thinking. The churches do not want to suggest anything negative toward one of their members because of fear of losing the member and the $$$.
TURN TO JESUS
TURN FROM SIN
Define what sin is.
Without addressing the problem----a solution cannot be found.
THE BIBLE COVERS THE PROBLEMS.
THE BIBLE OFFERS THE SOLUTION.
THE PERSON IS REQUIRED TO ACT.
The Christian counselor and psychiatrist.....
ARE THE ONES THAT NEED THE HELP!
$$$ Jesus did not Charge money!
$$$ Paul did not Charge money!
$$$ The apostles did not Charge money.....except Judas! $$$
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
In conclusion: If you're depressed... Go talk to someone about Jesus. <
If you're lonely.. .Go talk to someone about Jesus.
If you have a sense of no worth...Go talk to someone about Jesus.
If your Family has problems... Go talk to someone about Jesus, together.
If you want to feel good and be used of God...
Go talk to someone about Jesus