What does Scripture say about the human heart?
The human “heart” is who we really are. It is where we meet God, believe Him, and obey Him. Which is why the psychological use of “heart” is used over 1000 times in Scripture, not including the hundreds of synonymous references to the human mind, spirit, soul, and conscience. Contrary to many, there is a lot of psychology in the Bible.
This book is first a biblical study on the different aspects of the human “heart” including our reason, will, and emotions. Included is an important chapter on how we change our “heart” and thus our life.
Secondly, we discuss the dangers of neglecting any aspect of our “heart” and particularly how the Charismatic movement has harmfully elevated emotion over reason in both Christian worship and prayer.
Finally, we correct the common mistake in Christian theology of not distinguishing between the abilities and attributes of the devil-darkened reason of the unregenerated and the Spirit-liberated reason of the regenerated. In the process, we describe the psychological aspects of conversion.
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A: BEST– Most helpful, interesting and/or important chapters
B: ESSENTIAL– Important chapters to understand the topic
C: Specialized- Chapters for the more complex points of the topic
Part I: The Human “Heart”
B 4.5 Desires of the Heart 113
Part II: Whole-hearted Spirituality
C 4.9 Whole-hearted Prayer 217
Part III: Regeneration & Reason