Let the Body of Christ Minister Grace

Great counsel to the body of Christ offered by Revive Our Hearts ministry founder, Nancy Leigh DeMoss:

You can hire “professionals” to do just about anything these days, from fixing your computer to mowing your lawn. We’ve especially been trained to take our emotional problems to the experts, looking for professionals and pills to solve the problems of soul and spirit.

There may be a place for psychologists and therapists, if their counsel is rooted in God’s Word. But remember the words of James 5.

“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. . . . Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him. . . . Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another.”

James says that when you’re hurting, first let the Body of Christ minister grace. Ask them to pray with you. Confess any sin that might be causing emotional weakness or sickness, and start to be accountable to other believers.

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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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