Evangelism

Homosexuality: The Bible And Science Actually Agree

By Ab Abercrombie | September 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them … Read More

The Language of Scripture…

By Ab Abercrombie | April 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Thanks to the proliferation of television, self-help books, and the Internet, many counselees have researched their individual conditions and concerns before making an appointment for biblical counseling. As a result, many will enter counseling using secular, psychological, and even medical terms to describe their complaints. Often this terminology is applied to others … Read More

A Biblicist in an Unbiblical World…

By Ab Abercrombie | November 21, 2015 | 3 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Being a Biblicist in an unbiblical world is challenging. Long past are the days when children were taught to read using the Bible. It is no longer culturally correct to evoke the Word of God in public. Even those within the church often bristle when Scripture is revered as absolute, literal, and … Read More

Consequence or Condemnation…

By Ab Abercrombie | November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Ps 103:12). Here King David records a truly remarkable promise of God. Once we are His children we are forever covered in the security of His forgiveness and mercy. As humans it is hard … Read More

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

By Ab Abercrombie | August 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie I do not often quote rock music icons to make a point, but Tina Turner’s heartfelt question is remarkably relevant for the ministry of biblical counseling: “What’s love got to do with it? According to the apostle Paul…everything! If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not … Read More

Fruit Sins and Root Sins

By Ab Abercrombie | August 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie In his Bible study entitled, “Behold Your God”, Dr. John Snyder provides an excellent teaching on “fruit sins” and “root sins” which has special relevance to the practice of biblical counseling. Within the study, Snyder emphasizes the importance of true repentance that reaches to the heart of one’s deepest spiritual condition so … Read More

Christian Character or Controlled Conduct?

By Ab Abercrombie | July 31, 2015 | 4 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Many have a misunderstanding of what takes place in biblical counseling, seeing only part of the process while overlooking the larger objectives. Biblical care is often viewed as the administration of biblical imperatives only; directives to stop certain sinful expressions of behavior and replace them with godly conduct. And while behavioral change … Read More

A Little (Psychological) Leaven…Leavens the Whole Lump of Dough

By Ab Abercrombie | June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie The Southern Baptist Convention seems compelled to adopt annual resolutions designed to shape and direct its nearly 16 million members toward informed opinions and appropriate conduct. Their latest offering is a Resolution on Mental Health Concerns and the Heart of God. On the surface the proclamation appears compassionate, but in full context it contradicts scriptural … Read More

Me…An Evangelist?

By Ab Abercrombie | August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Most Biblical Counselors do not define their work as evangelism. We are more familiar, and perhaps more comfortable, with the biblical roles of teaching, encouragement, discipleship, and restoration. We often assume that because a counselee has selected a counselor with a biblical orientation, he/she is already a believer. But beginning with that … Read More

Counseling Unbelievers…

By Ab Abercrombie | August 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie The Bible is fully sufficient for the counseling task and superior to any method the world has to offer…for believers. But is the same claim applicable to unbelievers? Many in the biblical counseling field think not. For example, Jay Adams and many within the Nouthetic arena contend that unbelievers require “pre-counseling evangelism” before biblical … Read More