Biblical Sufficiency as it Pertains to Counseling

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s resources section has an interview between Josh Hayes (JH) and Heath Lambert (Hl), co-editor of the book: Counseling the Hard Cases. I haven’t read the book but I’d like to.

JH: Why is one’s understanding of the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture important for how a person approaches counseling? 

Hl: Denying the sufficiency of Scripture is one of the most unhelpful things you can do in ministry. The extent to which we limit the Scriptures in counseling is directly related to the extent to which we limit the help available to those who come for help. Whenever you do counseling you need to understand what is wrong with people, and you need to be able to chart a path forward concerning how to fix what is wrong. Scripture is the only book that reveals God’s authoritative, powerful and sufficient understanding of each of these things.

Read the Q&A here, and this post about the book.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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