Medical/ chemical Model Moral/ spiritual Model (Scriptural)
Medical says :Man is nothing but physical :
Scripture say Man has a physical body controlled by a non-physical soul Eccl 12:7
Medical says:You are sick, therefore not responsible
Scripture say You are a sinner and fully responsible. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
Medical says:You have a chemical imbalance in the brain (Assumption: Life is no more than chemistry) .
Scripture say:There is sin in your life, chemical imbalance in the brain are a myth. The spirit is making the body sick, not the other way around. (Psalm 38:1-5)
Medical says:You are suffering from a mental illness.
Scripture says: The notion of "Mental illness" is a myth. There is usually nothing wrong with your body or your brain, you are suffering the consequences of sin in your life. You do indeed feel sick, but you would get better if you repent and change your lifestyle. (1 Timothy 6:10)
Medical says:Its not your fault, you didn't cause this .
Scripture says:Your actions and choices are the primary cause of the guilt you should be feeling (Ps 51:3-4)
Medical says:You need drugs
Scripture says :You need to repent (Luke 13:3)
Medical says:Your genes are the cause of your problem
Scripture says:Your sin has caused most the problems you suffer (Proverbs 3:5-8)
Medical says:The solution to your problems is outside help of a trained professional psychiatrist.
Scripture says:The solution to your problems is dependant upon your taking action to repent and cleansing the inside of your heart. (James 4:8)
Medical days:The diagnosis of your problem from within you
Scripture says:The diagnosis of your problem from outside (God) (Proverbs 14:12)
Medical says:Preachers make bad psychiatric councilors, cause damage to individuals.
Scripture says:Preachers and Christians in general, make good psychiatric councilors (Romans 15:14)
Medical says:Only trained and certified psychiatrists can help.
Scripture says:Psychiatrists with 11 years of university education cannot help as well as knowledgeable Christians. (1 Peter 5:8)
Medical says:Don't get personally involved with the person and keep your feelings out of it.
Scripture says:Personally involved as a brother and emotionally involved. (Acts 20; 2 Cor 11:29)
Medical says:Never give advice or moralize
Scripture says: Preach the word, rebuke, reprove, exhort, with great patience and instruction 2 Tim 4:2