Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

Loving Others as Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners (Part 1)

This article digs into the theological foundations of counseling. How do we understand human complexity? The Bible gives three foundational categories that orient us as we engage a struggler. Mike Emlet’s “Loving Others as Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners” keeps us oriented to all three realities. Part 1 of his article lays out the biblical premises and discusses the first category. We are saints who need confirmation of our identity in Christ. Part 2 (in our next issue) will complete the picture.