Mid-America’s Institute of Nouthetic Studies Blog

Bible study
  • by Jay Adams
    You'll hear those words over and over again in counseling. They, of course, are untrue. The person making that statement may actually believe he is telling the truth. If he does, it can be as devastating for him as if he were correct. He must be convinced to think otherwise. That may be your task […]
  • by Jay Adams
    The death of Christ was, at once, the world’s greatest act of wickedness and infamy, and history’s supreme moment of grace and glory. It all depends on how you view it. And how you view it depends on whether or not you have a full-orbed view of salvation. Among the factors discussed are the penal, […]
  • by Jay Adams
    Hello! Believer, let me greet you in the Name of Christ, in Whose cause we serve! In this short article, I'm interested in telling you something about why you should become a full-fledged Nouthetic Counselor, and something about what counseling will be like. There is much in other parts of this website that explain what […]
  • by Jay Adams
    No, I'm not talking about abdomens! Though, in one sense, I suppose they might also be included. I'm talking about the well-known effects of sin upon the world—and every living and non-living thing within it. You patch up your car so long as it's possible, but eventually, you have to push it the last mile […]
  • by Jay Adams
    “To rise, stand up again!” That’s what the word means. Tired, worn out bodies, those that are crippled, bodies that cannot rise to get off of a bed, bodies that return to dust! They will rise again! Only when they do, though numerically the same, they will not be like the old body at all. […]
  • by Jay Adams
    And Santa as a jolly old man with his elves? Crazy stuff! But how did it ever get hold of the incarnation? It’s been one of the most successful ploys that the evil one has ever attempted. The goal? Obviously to distract us from the real thing. After all, who doesn’t want to be jolly? […]
  • by Jay Adams
    “Oh cm’on! Why would you use that pagan greeting?” What do you mean? “Jesus isn’t an X!” Of course He isn’t, and neither is the greeting what you seem to think it is either. “Tell me more. I thought X stands for “unknown” or something like that. Why apply it to Jesus?" Let me straighten […]