Category BRENT’S – Biblical Counseling

Everyone Did What Was Right in their Own Eyes ~ Our Current Culture ~ Psychology*

Introduction  During the time covered in the book of Judges in the Old Testament, is a time prior to Israel having a King; when God set up judges to rule over the land and fulfill His Will for the nation of Israel. There would be coming a day that God would choose a King, yet […]

The Bible Says Remarriage is Not a Sin

I believe that the Bible teaches remarriage after divorce is lawful and allowed by God, and that the parties in the new marriage are not to be viewed as adulterers or adulteresses.  To view them as such is a SIN! This article is an explanation of why this is a Biblical fact, understanding that there […]

*The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart” Means (12/18)

Introduction (Published Annually) In both the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human, NOT merely the emotions. Culturally However, in the twenty-first century English the word “heart” is used to express the emotions as an individual compartment of […]

“Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*”

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Ghandi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

SELF-ESTEEM AND THE SELF-ESTEEM MOVEMENT ~ THE CHURCH HAS JOINED

(See the end of this article for more funny illustrations of this point) In a culture and time that critical thinking skills are no longer taught in our educational system when considering subjects as serious as self-esteem, we need to consider this subject in the light of context (the environment of the subject) and application […]

Everyone Did What Was Right in their Own Eyes ~ Our Current Culture ~ Psychology*

Introduction  During the time covered in the book of Judges in the Old Testament, is a time prior to Israel having a King; when God set up judges to rule over the land and fulfill His Will for the nation of Israel.   There would be coming a day that God would choose a King, […]

SELF-ESTEEM AND THE SELF-ESTEEM MOVEMENT ~ THE CHURCH HAS JOINED

(See the end of this article for more funny illustrations of this point) In a culture and time that critical thinking skills are no longer taught in our educational system when considering subjects as serious as self-esteem, we need to consider this subject in the light of context (the environment of the subject) and application […]

***The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (7/29/16)

Introduction  In both the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human, NOT merely the emotions. Culturally However, in the twenty-first century English the word “heart” is used to express the emotions as an individual compartment of the inner […]

Everyone Did What Was Right in their Own Eyes ~ Our Current Culture ~ Psychology

Introduction (April ~ 2017) The time covered in the book of Judges in the Old Testament was a time prior to Israel having a King. God set up judges to rule over the land and fulfill His Will for the nation of Israel.   There would be coming a day that God would choose a King, […]

Self-Esteem and the Self-Esteem Movement in the Church

Introduction By Brent The following article is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.   In a culture and time that critical thinking skills are no longer taught in our educational system when considering subjects as serious as self-esteem, we need to consider this subject in the light of context (the environment of the subject) […]

The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (6/10/16)

Introduction  In both the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human, NOT merely the emotions. Culturally However, in the twenty-first century English the word “heart” is used to express the emotions as an individual compartment of the inner […]

SIGNS OF A CHRISTIAN CULT

Introduction Recently I was involved in any situation concerning a very close family member that had joined an organization that according to many Internet sources was a cult. It was due to the love I have for this person that I invested a small amount of time into defining what the warning signs of a […]

For Believers That Can’t Feel Forgiven, Perhaps Dealing with Depression or Other Issues.

The following is a response that I made to an individual believer who cannot maintain the concept that God truly loves her. She feels that she has committed a sin which God cannot forget or forgive as many of us have. She, as many of us may be dealing with other cognitive or emotional issues […]

The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (6/10/16)

Introduction  In both the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human, NOT merely the emotions.  Culturally However, in the twenty-first century English the word “heart” is used to express the emotions as an individual compartment of the inner […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek (Notable Work)

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Corinth’s Problems & Church Discipline

What were the main problems in Corinth?  1. Divisions – Contentions based upon ownership of Different Teachers: “now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, they all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you but that ye be perfect fit together in the same mind […]

Everyone Did What Was Right in their Own Eyes ~ Our Current Culture ~ Psychology

Introduction (April ~ 2017) During the time covered in the book of Judges in the Old Testament, is a time prior to Israel having a King; when God set up judges to rule over the land and fulfill His Will for the nation of Israel.   There would be coming a day that God would choose […]

Short & Sweet – Believers do not pay the penalty for their sins, but they may pay the consequences.

Introduction (Revised 02/06/2016) All born-again believers are aware that Jesus paid for every one of the sins we have ever committed or will commit, without exception. Yet what we do not feel as comfortable in considering is that many times there are dire consequences that we pay for those sins that we perform in the […]

The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (Notable Work)

Introduction   (7/2014) In both the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human, NOT merely the emotions.  Culturally However, in the twenty-first century English the word “heart” is used to express the emotions as an individual compartment of the […]

The Need to Engage in Introspection ~ This Article Takes Courage to Read, Many will Not

Introduction All believers need to develop self-discernment – introspection.  Introspection is the ability to see ourselves as we really are, based upon God’s Word, and not clouded by our own sense of wanting to be right (Don’t misunderstand, it is this innate God-given desire to be right that keeps us from being totally comfortable with sin […]

Self-Esteem & The Total Depravity of Man

Introduction The following excerpt is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.  If it were lacking anything in presenting the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man and how it relates to the self-esteem movement, we would have written our own paper, however it does not.  It is probably one of the best written […]

Biblical Anger Management

Introduction Without getting too far in the weeds, as I normally do, let me start by saying that there is a Biblical principle of “begetting“ (to “beget as seen in Gen. 17:20; Gen. 48:6; Deu. 4:25; Deu. 28:41; 2 King. 20:18; Pro. 17:21; Pro. 23:24; Ecc. 5:14; Ecc. 6:3; Isa. 39:7; Isa. 45:10; Jer. 29:6; Eze. 18:10; […]

Doing the Right Thing, the Right Way

Introduction In human history (his-story) the most destructive rationale ever used to do mass murder and mayhem is, “the ends will justify the means.” This justification has been used to start more wars, torture more people, and steal more plunder than any other excuse man conjures up. This validation is seen in such verbiage as, […]

Liberal Compared to Conservative ~ Narrow is the Way

Introduction No, this post is not what you think it’s about, at least not directly. This is not a political question, nor does it concern politics in regards to partisanship in general, or party affiliation in particular. This has to do with words.  Words are the backbone of every society. Words are what we used […]

Self-Esteem & The Total Depravity of Man

Introduction The following excerpt is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.  If it were lacking anything in presenting the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man and how it relates to the self-esteem movement, we would have written our own paper, however it does not.  It is probably one of the best written […]

Psychology ~ Why has it Gained its Credibility ~ It’s History in a Nutshell ~ When Mixed with Christianity

Introduction I am giving some of my personal background information to exhibit that I am not attacking psychology as an outsider, but as one that has spent many years studying the subject as a proponent, that had turned opponent.  At one time, I was totally fixated concerning the observations and study of psychology as a […]

The Heart and the Mind ~ What the Biblical word “Heart’ Means (Notable Work)

Introduction (Published Annually) In both the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the whole of the innermost part of the human, NOT merely the emotions. Culturally However, in the twenty-first century English the word “heart” is used to express the emotions as an individual compartment of […]

Self-Esteem & The Total Depravity of Man

Introduction The following excerpt is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.  If it were lacking anything in presenting the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man and how it relates to the self-esteem movement, we would have written our own paper, however it does not.  It is probably one of the best written […]

Everyone Did What Was Right in their Own Eyes

Introduction During the time covered in the book of Judges in the Old Testament, is a time prior to Israel having a King; when God set up judges to rule over the land and fulfill His will for the nation of Israel.  There would be coming a day that God would choose a King, yet […]

Our American Misunderstanding Concerning the Biblical Word: “Heart”

     “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear”  (1 Peter 3:15)     Heart & Mind ~ The word “heart,” as it is used in the Bible, does […]

Response To: “Love (Agape Style)”

Nonni, One of the passages I love that deals with “love,” is 1 John 3:16 (it is easy to remember because of John 3:16), in that it actually defines what love does – how it functions – how to do it, not just how it feels  – that to do acts of love is to choose to sacrificially […]

Faith Bible Ministries Blog ~ An Online Study of the Bible

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ~~~~~~ This online Bible study series addresses primary New Testament words in their original language - Koinè Greek - as opposed to mainly using the English translations; which is like adding color to a black-and-white picture.

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"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"

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"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"