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Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt

Some people teach that when an abuse victim is rebuking the abuser, the victim must do so in a way that shows evident love and respect for the abuser. Is that teaching in the Bible, or is it a doctrine which people have invented? Let me show you an example of that teaching. I adapted …

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Father-daughter incest: is it prohibited in the Bible? This is not a stupid question.

[July 19, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Leviticus has several verses that forbid father-daughter incest. Despite this, the ESV Study Bible’s note on Leviticus 18:6-18 reads as follows (bold emphasis mine): These laws prohibit sexual relations …

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Does the Bible force a woman to marry her rapist? – by George Athas

The bottom line: the Bible does NOT force a woman to marry her rapist. Rather, it holds the rapist accountable for everything he’s got. — George Athas George Athas says it is wrong to claim that the Bible forces a woman to marry her rapist. Below are the opening paragraphs of his blog post Does …

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Esther Sermon Series Digest – Liam Goligher

1. Liam Goligher’s sermons on the book of Esther (pt 1) 2. Beauty and the Beast — Liam Goligher’s 2nd sermon on the book of Esther 3. Of Plots and Kings — Liam Goligher’s 3rd sermon on the book of Esther 4. If I Perish, I Perish — Liam Goligher’s 4th sermon on the book of Esther 5. Battle Plans …

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Grounds for Divorce Digest

Here are the six posts in my Grounds for Divorce series. 1. The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce 2. The Bible uses different words for divorce but they all mean legal divorce. Those who tell you otherwise are mistaken. 3. Jesus did NOT say “Hardness of heart is …

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Philippians 2 contradicts the idea that the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father

[September 16, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] The false doctrine that God the Son eternally submits to God the Father is known as ESS (Eternal Submission of the Son, or Eternal Subordination of the Son). This …

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