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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Christians Have No Excuse for Not Knowing Abusers Lurk Among us in the Church

For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men. Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; …

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A Theory: Many Abuser Allies are Not Duped, but are Abusers Themselves as Well

It is true that the Lord rewards His people and that when we suffer for the name of Christ, the Lord sees it and will reward those who persevere through it to the end. Every true Christian experiences some degree of suffering. Jesus said that the world hated Him and therefore it hates His people. …

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Contriving a test to probe whether a hardened heart has repented (Is it always sinful to tell an untruth? — Part 3)

Part 1 of this series: Is it always sinful to tell an untruth? Part 2: When is it okay to not tell the truth? If a person has demonstrated a pattern of maliciously endangering others — and perhaps time has now passed and the wicked person may have reformed — it is wise to probe and test that person’s heart before making oneself vulnerable to …

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The Abuser as Law-Breaker

The wicked consistently break God’s commandments, and the abuser who claims to be a Christian is the most wicked law-breaker of all. Let’s see if we can think of ways abusers, who want to be God themselves, habitually by their very nature defy and violate God’s Law: Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods …

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Thursday Thought — Which Kind of Controller Is He?

Almost everyone gets a little controlling sometimes.  We all can get caught up in wanting things done in a particular way: here’s how to fold a towel, here’s when to shift the gears.  We want to say, “What are you doing? Here, do it like this.” So when does controlling behavior become a problem?  There …

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Is ACFJ Guilty of Promoting a “Victim Mentality”

Recently at our ACFJ Facebook page a critic claimed that we are guilty of encouraging abuse victims to remain paralyzed in the role of “victim.”  I went to a dictionary and checked out the definition. Just what is a “victim”? a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency: a victim of an …

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