People do not always appreciate the fact that the pain they
experience is often due to acting or thinking in ways that are out of
harmony with Scripture. As a biblical counselor, therefore, you
must understand the relationship between sin and misery. Our third
presupposition (see the previous journal for 1 & 2) has to do with
the link between these two realities.
Presupposition # 3: Sin, which is thinking or acting independently
of God, results in misery both temporal and eternal.
Many of the over 250 secular counseling models would agree
with the humanist manifesto which denies the existence of consequences
for sin. But the Bible says “God is not mocked” and
“whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Gal.6:7; cf. Eph.
4:18; Rom. 8:20; Lam. 3:39; Matt. 25:41; 2 Thess. 1:9).