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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 tested his brothers by falsely accusing them

In order to probe whether his older brothers had repented, Joseph falsely accused his brothers, raised a false report and uttered a lie. Yes — that’s the same saintly Joseph, eleventh son of Jacob, whose humility in suffering is held up as a model for how we ought to respond when we are mistreated. The …

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The abuser – at home and in leadership

The abuser contaminates his moral character. Harsh cruelty is the fabric, the warp and weft, of his thoughts. He scorns his marriage promises. If he has a position of authority, he scorns his responsibility to those he leads. Malevolence permeates his thoughts. He engrosses his moral character with wickedness. And if he refuses to set …

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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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Going from anger to calm in an instant – a Red Flag of an abuser/psychopath

Guest post by James Many ‘ordinary’ people can go from calm to angry very quickly given the right circumstances. But only those with personality disorders (psychopaths etc) can go from anger to calm in an instant. It is a huge ‘tell-tale’. [Update — James has clarified this even more: Going from anger to charming in …

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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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