Christian therapy is based on the conviction that the Holy Spirit (Counselor) and Biblical Truth are the foundational means of transformational healing and growth. Christian psychology is a merger of theology and psychology, adhering to biblical Truth and the teachings of Jesus Christ to discern and disciple human beings, their beliefs and behavior, into the fullness and image of Christ. Paul’s prayer of 1 Thess. 5:23 encompasses the heart of Christian psychology as one aspect of discipleship and sanctification:
“May the God who gives peace make you holy in every way. May he keep your whole being—spirit (pneuma), soul (psuche) and body (soma) —blameless when our Lord Jesus Christ comes.” GW
The New Testament uses these commonsense terms to describe centers of emotion, intellect, volition, and life-patterns: pneuma (wind, breath, immaterial part of man, Holy Spirit of God), psuche/psyche (soul, immaterial part of man, seat of personality, feeling, will, desire, purpose); soma (body, vessel of life), splankna (gut, center of being, compassion and mercy), nous (mind, intellect, understanding), kardia (heart as chief organ of the physical body, as well as seat of moral nature and spiritual life). The Scriptures and God’s Spirit is not so concerned with our understanding these theological terms as much as bringing every single part of a person into an effective whole, producing the abundant life and love that Jesus promised (Jn. 10:10).
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