Monday, March 31, 2008

The modernist guide to counseling those who are struggling with sin.

Fundamental Concept #1: If you haven't experienced the sin, then you can't counsel, because you really don't know what it is all about.

Fundamental Concept #2: If you have experienced the sin, you can't counsel because that would make you a hypocrite.

Conclusion: It is impossible to counsel those who are struggling with sin. The only solution is to redefine sin so that it doesn't exist.

2 comments:

Delirious said...

lol would that it were so easy! I do have a friend who is what you might call a "new age Christian". They "redefine" Christianity to fit this "enlightened" time of ours. So for example, she and her husband can have relationships outside of their marriage because the ten commandments were only meant for those wicked Israelites, not for today's "enlightened" people. ;)
I actually heard a church leader talk about this subject recently. He said, when you are asked to teach a subject, you don't have to be perfect in that thing. You may not have mastered that thing, but if you believe it to be true, you can still teach it. I think the same goes for counseling. You teach correct principles, whether you have personal experience or not.

Looney said...

Yes, I think that absolute principles are what counseling needs to be based on. One thing I admire about Mormons is that they seem to have been firm on many things that other Christian denominations discarded.