Psychiatry and the Cure of Souls
For a number of years now the church has handed over much of its work involving the cure of souls to psychotherapists. This has come about as the church has ignored the effects of sin on the human personality and forgotten the power of God’s grace to restore lives to wholeness and purpose.
This trend has been devastating. Though the realm of psychiatry adopts a disease model to explain human misery, it offers no causes or cures (as the video below demonstrates). The cost of this approach is staggering. Not only are millions of dollars wasted in counseling and brain-altering medication, but lives are left in anguish.
As this continues to become apparent, the church must recover its cure of souls ministry. She must reject the disease model of human misery and fully embrace what the Bible teaches about sin and the sufficiency of grace. At the heart of this labor is teaching Christ’s disciples to obey all that He commanded.