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Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

Revised Edition of “Not Under Bondage” is in the pipeline

Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion will be coming out in a revised edition. It will be in various formats: audio book, paperback and all e-book formats (not just Kindle). Nearly ten years ago a lady emailed me asking if my book was in audio version. The lady was supporting a …

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Pounding the facts; pounding the witness; pounding the table

Here is a way to identify whether someone is a genuine shepherd or a hireling-cum-wolf. Ask yourself, “Is this person pounding the facts? Or are they just pounding the witness or pounding the table?” This post is a recapitulation and coda to Part 3 of my series about Sheep, Shepherds and Wolves. The questions in …

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What happens when sheep are led by hirelings and wolves?

Society and especially the churches are in perilous times.  It is imperative to understand what can happen when evildoers are controlling the masses. A brief review of Part 1 and Part 2 of this series: There are three kinds of people: Sheep, Shepherds and Wolves. Shepherds are focused on caring for the sheep. Shepherds are …

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The benefits of commenting at our website, rather than our Facebook page

A reader says: Here is why I’ve personally been blessed by commenting at your blog rather than on Facebook. Maybe others will agree, or have experienced it: Being anonymous on your blog is a HUGE (beyond huge) blessing. At the blog – the ACFJ website – you can be much more honest and open. Note: …

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How can you tell if someone who has the office of shepherd is actually a hireling?

Discerning good leaders from incompetent / bad leaders is vital in these perilous times. This is Part 2 of a 3-part series.  Part 1  Part 3 In Part 1, I set out some basic differences between good leaders (true under-shepherds) and hirelings. Sooner or later, hirelings will abandon the sheep to the wolves. All true …

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Sheep, sheep-like shepherds, shepherds, and wolves

Society and especially the churches are in perilous times. Therefore it’s imperative to discern the difference between shepherds and wolves. There are three types of people in the church, as there are elsewhere. That’s a generalisation, but it can help us understand life. In Christian terms, those three types are Sheep, Shepherds and Wolves. This …

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