Christian Counseling is based off Biblical teachings and morals. In fact, the word Biblical Counseling is many times used with the term Christian Counseling as the same word. Individuals who utilize the Bible then must have a strong understanding of it. Study, education and faith are all required in properly utilizing Scripture in helping others. Hermeneutics looks at ways the Church has always interpreted Scripture and its passages. It looks to properly define and understand a particular teaching. Furthermore Scriptural literal criticisms help the student of Scripture understand the language and context and history of the text itself.
When studying Scripture, one must understand while written by men across the centuries it is still one masterful work by the Holy Spirit. In this a proper understanding of themes that are interwoven throughout the whole must be comprehended and believed while also acknowledging the human element at work. This is why the use of Scripture can be misused by others when not properly trained in theology and history of the Bible. Christian Counselors and Biblical Counselors hence must have a strong study of the Bible.
Please also review AIHCP’s Christian Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals who wish to utilize the Bible in counseling.
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