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Can Jesus Heal Mental Illness? Part 4

Heath Lambert
In this post I want to talk about the relationship of suffering to the spiritual issues that our culture often refers to as mental illness. At times the biblical counseling movement has received a bad rap for equating the kinds of spiritual issues on the table in counseling with sin. I want to make clear that sins aren’t the only kinds of spiritual issues... Read More →

Can Jesus Heal Mental Illness? Part 3

Heath Lambert
Jesus, Healing, and the Spiritual Nature of Mental Illness In Part 1 of this series I discussed the difficulty of defining mental illness because it is not a concrete object, but an abstract idea that is open to interpretation by many different people. I suggested that Believers must understand mental illnesses as spiritual issues. In Part 2, I showed from the Scriptures that it is appropriate to talk about... Read More →

Can Jesus Heal Mental Illness? Part 2

Heath Lambert
“Mental Illnesses” are Spiritual Issues In my previous post I tried to demonstrate that mental illness is not a concrete object like a wheelbarrow, but is an abstract idea like friendship. A concrete object is what it is. An abstract idea is open to interpretation and definition by the worldview commitments of the person describing the idea. Secular psychologists have a terrible time... Read More →

Can Jesus Heal Mental Illness?

Heath Lambert
One of the questions we get asked a lot in the biblical counseling movement concerns whether Jesus can heal those with a mental illness. The question is asked by people who are concerned about Scripture’s sufficiency and Jesus’ relevance to deal with the most difficult problems that people face. Before we can answer the question we need to know what we are talking... Read More →