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Daily Archives: April 20th, 2012

We Are Ignorant of Evil, and it is Killing Us

“The problem of evil is a very big mystery indeed.  It does not submit itself easily to reductionism.”  M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie Acts 19:13-16 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus …

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How Family Values Can Replace the Gospel and Promote Abuse

Colossians 2:18-23 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, (19) and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that …

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Trusting the Lord to Keep His Children in His Truth – by Ida Mae

The following was written by Ida Mae as a comment to our article on the No-Divorce for abuse position being self-destructive.  Her comments deserve a more visible post, so here it is — Matthew 22:23-29 The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, …

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No-Divorce-For-Abuse Positions are Self-Destructive

As we continue to maintain our position in this blog that God does indeed permit abuse victims to divorce their abuser, we have already heard the accusations against us of “sloppy scholarship,” and demands for us to “engage” our opponents in debate over the nuances of this verse or that passage.  For the most part, …

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The Danger of “Image Maintenance” in the Church

When there is sin in the church, we panic.  I believe that this is one of the reasons churches and pastors so often give terrible counsel to victims of abuse.  We are the Church!  We are Christians!  We aren’t supposed to sin!  This is a disaster, and it is up to us to fix it …

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The Abuse and Limits of Pastoral Authority

Hebrews 13:17, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” Recently I have been thinking much about the nature of …

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