Oswald Chambers

Biblical Psychology

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Biblical Psychology by Oswald Chambers

Biblical Psychology Shines a Light on Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ

"The whole book is…a mere effort to arouse the average Christian worker to study the wealth of Scripture, and to become better equipped for dividing the Word of Truth." This simple ending to Biblical Psychology—one of the few books the author saw in print before his death in 1917 at age 43—represents the humble intentions and mighty effects of all the more than two dozen titles that now bear his name.

In the pioneering work of Biblical Psychology, Chambers looks deeply at the theology of the soul. Basing his teaching on the foundation that God created people as relational creatures, Chambers looks at the psychology of man's inner life and how he relates to God, to others, and to himself.

"According to the Bible, thinking exists in the heart, and that is the region with which the Spirit of God deals. We may take it as a general rule that Jesus Christ never answers any questions that spring from a person's head, because the questions which spring from our brains are always borrowed from some book we have read, or from someone we have heard speak; but the questions that spring from our hearts, the real problems that vex us, Jesus Christ answers those. The questions He came to deal with are those that spring from the implicit center. These problems may be difficult to state in words, but they are the problems Jesus Christ will solve."
Oswald Chambers, Biblical Psychology

He explores the moral dilemmas and emotional complexities Christians face as they try to reconcile their faith with a world full of fear, anger, shame, and selfishness; and he offers scriptural answers for these struggles. In Biblical Psychology, we see Chambers' acute mind at work, sorting through Scripture and what God reveals there about the heart, soul, and spirit of people, and the effect redemption has on us and our relationship to God.

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    I am in awe of Oswald Chambers.

    Posted by Pua on 24th Sep 2013

    What a discerning mind this man has. He is constantly edifying my Understanding of scripture.