Biblical Worldview Essay
June 17, 2013
From the very beginning of time, we were all created in the image of God (Genesis 1: 26-28). Our very essence is love because God is love (1 John 4:8). Psychology is a nurturing and life changing career field which provides many opportunities to live a professional life that not only honors God, but shows believers and unbelievers God’s enduring love. Psychologists are organized professionals focused on healing human suffering. Being created in the image of the Lord, who is the Great Physician, gives us a supernatural ability to usher in healing in the name of Jesus. As a Christian psychologist, I will ...view middle of the document...
In God’s word, He commands us to live a life of integrity. We are to keep our word pure and stand behind our promises. It is God's hope that “we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight, but also in the sight of man"(2 Corinthians 8:21). God does not deceive or mislead. Dishonesty and broken trust are not characteristics of our Lord. The harmful effects of such deceptions do not justify their means. God's message is one of holiness and accountability. As a psychologist, I will have the serious responsibility of correcting any mistrust or other harmful effects that arise from deceptive techniques (Ethics Committee, 2010). God's word urges us to"...put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor for we are all members of one body" (Ephesians 4:25).
Dependability is the quality of being worthy of trust. Even the United States of America prints on their currency, “In God We Trust.” Since the beginning of time the name of God is equated with trust and dependability. Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (NIV).
I am made in the image of a holy and trustworthy Lord. Taking these characteristic and applying them in my future as a psychologist is precious. Trust is the foundation of all counseling relationships. Without trust, there is no truth. Jesus said, “I am the...