Why should I depend on the Bible?
Is it necessary to turn to secular counseling theories and techniques to solve problems of living? Isn’t it possible that understanding and overcoming life’s problems can be accomplished by applying biblical truths?
The Bible itself states that the truths contained within it are entirely sufficient to enable a person to live a life pleasing to God. (II Peter 1:3,4). It provides all the needed principles and guidance for understanding our mental processes, analyzing our emotional responses, and exercising control over our behavior. The laws, testimonies, precepts, commandments, judgments, and principles in the Old and New Testaments provide the only authoritative guide for man’s thoughts, words, and actions. (Psalm 19:7-14; Hebrews 4:12).
The promises and authority of God contained in His Word offers the basis for a vital and abundant life. The Scripture contains the solution to every problem of attitude, relationship, communication, conduct, and behavior (II Timothy 3:16,17; II Corinthians 10:3-5).