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The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls By Rev. Robert O’Block, M.Div., Ph.D., Psy.D., D.Min., S.T.D. (hon) Editor in Chief Rhonda Stanton www.cureofsouls.com.

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1 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls By Rev. Robert O’Block, M.Div., Ph.D., Psy.D., D.Min., S.T.D. (hon) Editor in Chief Rhonda Stanton

2 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Welcome The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls will be a blessing to you. You can go through the steps with a group of several, a few, maybe just two, or even on your own. The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls will be a blessing to you. You can go through the steps with a group of several, a few, maybe just two, or even on your own. The concept behind the Cure of Souls is emotional healing, wholeness, and wellness of souls. The concept behind the Cure of Souls is emotional healing, wholeness, and wellness of souls.

3 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Introduction The Cure of Souls is a step-by-step guide to help people find the true meaning of life. The Cure of Souls is a step-by-step guide to help people find the true meaning of life. The true meaning of life commences with salvation and ends with spending eternity in the presence of God. The true meaning of life commences with salvation and ends with spending eternity in the presence of God. Finding the true meaning of life is not a one-time discovery. It will involve daily application of the principles learned in this study. Finding the true meaning of life is not a one-time discovery. It will involve daily application of the principles learned in this study.

4 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls The Steps An overview of the steps: An overview of the steps: –Step 1 – The Rejection of Sin –Step 2 – Confession –Step 3 – Forgiveness –Step 4 – Faith –Step 5 – Love –Step 6 – Prayer –Step 7 – Holiness

5 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Where Are You? What is your life like right now? What is your life like right now? Could you be happier? Could you be happier? Do you worry too much? Do you worry too much? Are you depressed, angry, or bitter? Are you depressed, angry, or bitter? Do you wonder what the meaning of life is? Do you wonder what the meaning of life is? Do you feel unsettled in your life? Do you feel unsettled in your life? Do you long to have some sense of peace in your life? Do you long to have some sense of peace in your life?

6 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls If Yes, If you answered Yes to any of the questions on the previous slide, don’t despair; don’t lose hope. There are answers for you in this study. If you answered Yes to any of the questions on the previous slide, don’t despair; don’t lose hope. There are answers for you in this study.

7 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls What Is the Cure of Souls? If you will genuinely go through each step in this book, you can If you will genuinely go through each step in this book, you can –Become one with God, and live in union with Him –Live at peace with yourself and others –Live with contentment and joy; you may not always be happy, but you can have joy Wouldn’t it be nice to feel at peace even as you go through your busy day? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel at peace even as you go through your busy day?

8 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Your Makeup Each person has a Each person has a Mind Spirit Soul

9 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls The Hole in Your Soul Every person is born with a God-sized hole in his/her soul. Every person is born with a God-sized hole in his/her soul. If you have filled this hole with any thing but God, you will feel lost, uneasy, and like there is no purpose in your life. If you have filled this hole with any thing but God, you will feel lost, uneasy, and like there is no purpose in your life. If you want purpose in your life, your soul must be filled with God. If you want purpose in your life, your soul must be filled with God.

10 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls How to Fill Your Soul with God To fill your soul with God, you must know Him. To fill your soul with God, you must know Him. Scripture tells us that to “know” Him, we must believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that He is Lord. Scripture tells us that to “know” Him, we must believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that He is Lord.

11 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Fill the Holes in Your Soul Life will bring disappointment, emotional injury, physical abuse, violence, frustration, hardship, and pain. Much of the time, we have no control over this. Life will bring disappointment, emotional injury, physical abuse, violence, frustration, hardship, and pain. Much of the time, we have no control over this. The results of these are mental and emotional injuries. One counselor calls them “holes in our souls.” The results of these are mental and emotional injuries. One counselor calls them “holes in our souls.”

12 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Life’s Problems Pastors, priests, ministers, rabbis, and Christian counselors and psychologists agree that the majority of life’s problems are not simply emotional issues but are actually spiritual problems. Pastors, priests, ministers, rabbis, and Christian counselors and psychologists agree that the majority of life’s problems are not simply emotional issues but are actually spiritual problems. Many of these problems involve actions tied to sin. Many of these problems involve actions tied to sin.

13 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Is God Your Authority? If you live without allowing God to be “the boss” of your life, you will encounter conflicts of all kinds, internal and external. If you live without allowing God to be “the boss” of your life, you will encounter conflicts of all kinds, internal and external. We will attempt to make our own roles and live by our own desires. We will attempt to make our own roles and live by our own desires. When life gets to be too much and we feel there is no hope, we will cry out for help, or we turn to alcohol, drugs, illicit affairs, and other self-destructive sin. When life gets to be too much and we feel there is no hope, we will cry out for help, or we turn to alcohol, drugs, illicit affairs, and other self-destructive sin.

14 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Who Do You Consult? If you cry out for help, who would you consult? If you cry out for help, who would you consult? Most of us would seek the help of a doctor, psychologist, or counselor who will treat mental and emotional illness with pills. Most of us would seek the help of a doctor, psychologist, or counselor who will treat mental and emotional illness with pills.

15 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Are You Sick or Are You Sinning? Unconfessed sin is usually buried beneath the behaviors being treated and it is often unrecognized or ignored by mental health practitioners. Unconfessed sin is usually buried beneath the behaviors being treated and it is often unrecognized or ignored by mental health practitioners.

16 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Is It Sin? Could there be sin in your life? Could there be sin in your life? If you knew that recognizing and confessing sin in your life was the key and the beginning to having a new life, would you consider it? If you knew that recognizing and confessing sin in your life was the key and the beginning to having a new life, would you consider it?

17 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls All Have Sinned Scripture tells us that ALL people have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Scripture tells us that ALL people have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We all do it; we all face it; BUT, we all have the opportunity to live a life where we can reject sin. We do not have to sin. We all do it; we all face it; BUT, we all have the opportunity to live a life where we can reject sin. We do not have to sin.

18 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Your Purpose The purpose of our existence on this earth is to accept the redemption of our soul, to know God, and to become one in union with Him. The purpose of our existence on this earth is to accept the redemption of our soul, to know God, and to become one in union with Him.

19 The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls Spiritual Issues Until we address the spiritual issues in our lives, we will not reach The Cure of Souls. Until we address the spiritual issues in our lives, we will not reach The Cure of Souls. Be honest with yourself and be honest with God about the sin in your life. Be honest with yourself and be honest with God about the sin in your life. Let’s begin our journey of achieving The Cure of Souls. Let’s begin our journey of achieving The Cure of Souls.


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