A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

Did Abraham order Sarah to be dishonest? (Is it always sinful to tell an untruth? – Part 4)

Abraham did not ask Sarah to tell an outright lie. He only asked her not to tell the whole truth… the whole truth being that she was his wife as well as his sister / half-sister. Genesis 20 11 Abraham replied [to Abimelech], “I thought, ‘There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. …

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The women weep because their husbands despise them – Update on Malachi 2

Ruth M Davis has updated her article Altars Covered in Tears – Malachi. So I have updated my blog post about it. Ruth’s now says: The women weep because their husbands despise them. Malachi holds up Abraham as an example of a man with an excellent spirit toward his wife, and exhorts the men to …

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Sarah’s Covering in Genesis 20:16 — the Geneva Bible translated it absurdly and dishonestly

Absurd and dishonest translation of Scripture — it often dishonours women and puts them in a double bind. Ruth Magnusson Davis shows how Genesis 20:16 was badly translated in the Geneva Bible. The bad translation in the Geneva Bible (1560) was adopted into the KJV and carried over into the NKJ. Sarah’s Covering: The Matthew …

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Blindness as a result of being deceived by others – part 5 of series on blindness and deception

The Bible says that we can be blinded by Satan and by other human beings. Some of the humans who blind us are consciously working for Satan. Some of the humans who blind us are unconsciously working for Satan. Perhaps they have to some degree been blinded by other humans who are consciously working for …

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Church discipline…abuse…divorce.

I have reworked my post Church discipline and church permission for divorce – how my mind has changed to make it easier to read. I published that post in 2013. I think (hope) my writing skills have improved since then. The re-worked version puts the key points at the top of the post, making it …

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Reassurance so you are not discombobulated

I’ve made a few changes to the way I’m doing things on the internet.  I’m giving you a heads up about the changes, so that you are not freaked out or thrown for a loop. 1. Pop-up message inviting you to type in your email to subscribe to new posts at this site. If you …

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