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Monthly Archives: May, 2015

The Law, Wrongly Used, Only Promotes Sin — Including Abuse

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. (1 Corinthians 15:56) For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are released from the law, having died to that …

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Do not Pity the Wicked: Abusers Use Pity as a Snare

But if anyone hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and attacks him and strikes him fatally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities, then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood, so that …

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Thursday Thought — Abuse Victims Always Resist

Whenever people are badly treated, they always resist. In our experience working with victims of violence, none of them complied with violence, disrespect, or oppression.  They always tried to reduce, prevent or stop the abuse in some way. Because they are in such danger, victims usually do not resist the perpetrator’s abuse openly (although some victims …

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More confusing messages in “Is It My Fault” by the Holcombs (book review Pt 4 of 4)

This final part of the book review exposes the confusing double messages in Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s book Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Abuse. Previous parts of this book review: Part 1   Part 2  Part 3 The Holcombs lament how the church falls short, but they seem to assume that churches will respond properly …

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Ellie’s Translation of TVC pastor Matt Younger’s letter to Karen (Root) Hinkley

Translation of TVC pastor Matt Younger’s letter to Karen (Root) Hinkley is a must read. Yes, we promise that we’d not be publishing another post till Wednesday 27th, but Ellie’s third post at her new blog is so terrific (and so are her first and second posts) that we feel we must promote it as widely as …

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As Godlessness Increases, Violence Increases

But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving …

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