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Theologians on Grounds for Divorce Digest

Here are the four posts in my series Theologians on Grounds for Divorce. 1. Thomas Cranmer on divorce for abuse 2. Puritans who said abuse was grounds for divorce 3. David Clyde Jones – A contemporary PCA theologian who said that abuse is grounds for divorce 4. Liam Goligher – a PCA theologian who says …

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Is the husband’s role parallel to that of God the Father, and the wife’s role parallel to that of God the Son?

(1 Corinthians 11:3) But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Professor Wayne Grudem interprets 1 Corinthians 11:3 as follows: just as the Father has authority over the Son in the Trinity, so the …

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Joseph Tested His Brothers — Digest

Here are the six posts in my series Joseph Tested His Brothers. The story of Joseph testing his brothers illustrates how to test whether an abuser has truly reformed, and how to discern true reformation from pseudo-reformation. 1. Joseph tested his brothers by falsely accusing them 2. The second test Joseph gave his brothers 3. Reconciled with …

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We can learn a lot about wise reconciliation by comparing and contrasting our own situations to that of Joseph

1. When Joseph tested his brothers so stringently, he came from a position of robust health, self-confidence and social approval. The abuse Joseph suffered, whilst grave, was not so extreme, soul-destroying or prolonged that he was permanently damaged. Joseph’s trauma was relatively light compared to the trauma of long-term domestic abuse, repeated rape, child abuse, …

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Blindness Series Digest

Here is a list of the posts in my series on blindness. 1. Are abusers blind? Are abusers deceived? What does the Bible say? 2. Blindness from Original Sin 3. Blindness exacerbated by individual choice 4. Blindness exacerbated by group choice and group-leader choice 5. Blindness as a result of being deceived by others 6. Blindness as a judgment from …

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Joseph’s treatment of his brothers — reflections and applications

Update: I have altered this post after receiving constructive criticism from Sister. 
I no longer agree with everything I wrote in the first version but am keeping the first version in the public domain as a PDF (link). It can also be found at the Web Archive — Barbara Roberts, April 16th, 2021 *** Joseph’s …

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