The heart of what you will learn in our belief therapy seminar is recorded in
2 Thes 2:13-14.
“But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth where unto He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“Belief of the truth“ is belief that comes from the truth.
The “peace of God“ is peace that comes from God.
You will learn “belief that comes from the truth.” “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
Belief Therapy ®
As A Christian Therapeutic Treatment Modality
Dr. Paul Carlin, who is a Scripturologist not a psychologist, introduced Belief Therapy to the public in November 1997. The modality was developed during his 20 years of restorative justice ministries in the Texas Prison System. He used the prisons as his laboratory and prisoners as his subjects. Carlin claims his basic premise can be traced to both the Old and New Testaments, that teach, “People do what they do because they believe what they believe,” i.e., “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) This modality utilized many of the characteristics of other styles of therapy but its distinctive quality is that it is founded on the truth of the Word of God, the Christian Bible.
A large number of professionals in mental health disciplines agree with Dr. Carlin’s axiom. Their references are framed in psychological terminology, but carry the same basic meaning. For example, Dr. Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr., says in his book, Rational Behavior Therapy, “That belief makes obvious the main therapeutic strategy in RBT: Getting P-Cs to recognize and replace their sincere, but irrational, opinions with rational ones. (RBT, pg. 18) One of the most common causes of emotional distress is that people both think what they don’t mean and mean what they don’t think, all the while believing every word of it. (RBT, pg. 4)” Belief Therapy interoperates “irrational” as the lies people believe and “rational” as the truth. (2 Timothy 2:18; James 5:19-20)