Biblical Essays

Biblical Counseling

The term biblical counseling never appear anywhere in the Bible, thus creating the dilemma defining the term. However, the words such as counsel, wisdom, and advice do appear. Walter A. Elwell (1988) defines counsel as “advice” especially legal matters. ” It was derived from the Latin word consilium from con-solere meaning to consult. Counseling therefore means consultation for an advice. The Eerdsman Bible Dictionary noted that counselors were commonly employed at the royal court. The Vines expository Dictionary of the…

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Creation – Scientific View Vs. Biblical View

The advancement of science has raised questions over the biblical view of creation. A lot of scientists are now questioning the authenticity of the long-held beliefs about creation. According to Mark 10:6, ‘Jesus said: But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female”. ‘ Also, John 1:1-3 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God”. If the dates are added up as per the bible, Adam…

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A Biblical Approach to Crisis Intervention

This world has its share of calamities, accidents, bombing incidents, and terrorist attacks. These are perhaps inevitable circumstances and expected to create the appropriate responses from people. However much they anticipate times when their world stops because of an accident, these times (otherwise known as crisis), people still find the incident/s extra difficult (Compton et al, 2006). The word “crisis” is defined in three slightly varied definitions to cover the complete and full implications of the word. The first definition…

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Balanced and Biblical Worldview

The author sees the root of all human problems in a spiritual perspective. It is a viewpoint that understands that to minister with efficacy, it is vital that the practitioner or minister has a mature comprehension with regards the biblical worldview and aware as well, of the established worldviews in the marketplace especially in the psychological discipline (Anderson et al, 2000. p. 29). Moreover, to address the problems that a person facing dire circumstances is going through, the line between…

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Biblical Rationale for Koinonia

The term ‘Koinonia’, a Greek word, occurs around 20 times in New Testament. Each of these verses give one or more aspects of the Koinonia as implied by the original Greek term. Koinonia is mostly translated in English New Testament as ‘Fellowship’. The meaning of the Greek word takes many forms – Fellowship, close relationship, participation, gift, companion, partner and sharer. 1 Koinonia first occurs in Acts 2: 42. “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship,…

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