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Thea discussiona ofa integrationa ina thea fieldsa ofa Psychologya anda Christianitya hasa beena
upa toa debatea fora thea longesta time.a Thea mosta commona perspectivea isa thosea ofa
Enemies.a Thea Enemiesa modela “isa baseda ona thea beliefa thata psychologya anda
theologya area mutuallya exclusive”a (Entwistle,a 2015,a p.169),a whicha wasa mya opiniona
beforea acceptinga Christa intoa mya life.a Ia believea thata Psychologya anda Christianitya
shoulda bea considereda asa integrated,a Goda beinga thea Creatora ofa Psychologya witha aa
specifica purposea anda usagea fora thea field.a Jaya Adamsa quotes,a “Psychologya isa justa
sinfula humana beinga sinfullya thinkinga abouta othera sinfula humana beings.”a Ina thea booka
ofa Romans,a thea Apostlea Paula writes,a “fora alla havea sinneda anda fallena shorta ofa thea
glorya ofa God”a (Englisha Standarda Versiona Bible,a 2001,a Roma 3:23).a Wea area borna
sinnersa intoa aa worlda fulla ofa sina seekinga breakthrough,a restoration,a freedom,a anda
salvationa freelya givena bya Christa Jesus.a Witha thata beinga said,a Ia disagreea witha thea
statementa madea bya Adamsa toa aa certaina extent.a Althougha wea werea alla oncea sinners,a
oncea wea accepta Christa anda oura olda selfa hasa beena “crucifieda witha hima ina ordera thata
thea bodya ofa sina mighta bea broughta toa nothinga soa thata wea woulda noa longera bea
enslaveda toa sin.a Onea whoa hasa dieda hasa beena seta freea froma sin”a (Englisha Standarda
Versiona Bible,a 2001,a Roma 6:6-7).a Ina othera words,a wea area noa longera sinnersa anda
nowa livea ina thea freedoma thata Christa sacrificeda Himselfa for.a Onea ofa oura goalsa ina
counselinga “isa toa heightena oura sensitivitya toa sin,”a ina whicha wea cana aska anda believea
thata thea Holya Spirita willa breaka strongholdsa anda seta thea sinnera freea (Lecturea notesa ona
Sina Confessiona anda Redemptiona ina Counseling).a Asa pastorala counselors,a wea area
redeemeda sinnersa thinkinga witha aa Christ-likea mindseta helpinga othera sinnersa achievea
freedoma througha thea Holya Spirit.
a a a a a a a a a a a Entwistlea suggestsa thea modelsa ofa Rebuildersa anda Allies.a Whilea botha
modelsa comea intoa terma witha mya beliefs,a thea modela ofa Alliesa isa especiallya morea
precisea ina mya beliefsa anda opinionsa abouta thea relationshipa thata isa toa exista betweena
Psychologya anda Christianity.a Whilea botha modelsa valuea Christiana orthodoxya anda
agreea thata “seculara assumptionsa oftena tainta psychologicala theoriesa anda findings,a thea
Alliesa modela doesa nota seea thea entirea fielda asa ina needa ofa aa completea overhaul”a
(Entwistle,a 2015,a p.248).a Ina othera words,a wea musta carefullya engagea witha thea
insightsa supporteda bya psychologistsa toa bettera providea disciplinea toa thosea seekinga
counsela whoa hasa yeta toa finda theira freedoma ina Christ.a Therefore,a thea Alliesa modela
resonatesa bettera witha mya beliefa abouta integratinga psychologya anda Christianitya duea
toa carefullya utilizinga somea techniquesa anda knowledgea broughta upona bya
Psychologists.a Entwistlea summarizesa mya ideaa bya stating,a “Goda hasa entrusteda toa us,a
includinga studyinga thea booka ofa Hisa worksa anda thea booka ofa Hisa Word”a (Entwistle,a
2015,a 184).a Ia believea thata Goda isa thea Creatora ofa alla and,a therefore,a createda thea fielda
ofa Psychologya toa bea useda ina relationa toa Hisa Word.
Entwistle,a D.a N.a (2015).a Ina Integrativea approachesa toa psychologya ANDa
CHRISTIANITY:a Ana introductiona toa Worldviewa ISSUES,a philosophicala foundations,a
anda modelsa ofa integrationa (pp.a 165267).a essay,a Cascadea Books.
Englisha Standarda Versiona Bible.a (2001).a ESVa Online.a https://esv.literalword.com/
Linksa toa ana externala site..
Scalise,a E.a (2021).a Sina Confession,a anda Redemptiona ina Counseling.a
https://canvas.liberty.edu/courses/117651/pages/watch-sin-confession-and-
redemption-in-counseling?module_item_id=13237399
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