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

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Story Faith Blindness – part 7 of series on blindness and deception

Someone can hear the story of the gospel, fashion in their own strength their imagination of the story, remember the story, and think: “I believe — I have faith”. That person has believed in a story faith but their heart and nature has not changed. Their spirit is not reborn. That person will always be …

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Mysteries of Iniquity, Marriage/ABUSE/Divorce and the Bible

Interview of Barbara Roberts, by Out Of The Gate. If you want to only watch the part where I talk about my work on domestic abuse — i.e. my book Not Under Bondage and the A Cry For Justice blog — go to 24:37 in the video. Who runs Out Of The Gate? Tye is …

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Jesus on Violence

Many are puzzled by Jesus’ different approaches to the subject of violence. ‘turn the other cheek’ ‘the meek shall inherit the earth’ whipping the bankers and merchants out of the Temple telling the apostles to get swords for themselves before going into the Garden of Gethsemane rebuking Peter for slicing off the ear of a …

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Barbara Roberts responds to Wayne Grudem’s paper on divorce for abuse

Wayne Grudem used to say there were only two biblically-sanctioned grounds for divorce: adultery and desertion by an unbeliever (based on Matt. 19:9 and 1 Cor. 7:15). His counsel for abuse was to provide protection, church discipline, possible separation, but not divorce.¹ He has now had changed his mind. Let me quote from his paper …

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Wayne Grudem’s change of mind on divorce for abuse falls short

Wayne Grudem has changed his mind on divorce. I’m glad Wayne Grudem has changed his mind but his change of mind doesn’t go far enough. His new position still falls short because he implies victims can only divorce if church leaders permit it doesn’t take into account how easily church leaders are snowed by abusers …

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Blindness as a judgment from God – part 6 of series on blindness and deception

When people make themselves blind through their own choice to suppress the truth in unrighteousness, God makes them even more blind. 2 Thessalonians 2:10b-12 They perish because they would not receive the love of the truth, so that they might have been saved. And therefore God will send them strong delusion, so that they will …

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