A Cry For Justice

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

Tag Archives: Exodus

If abuse is grounds for divorce, why didn’t God say so plainly in the Bible?

Why didn’t Jesus say abuse is grounds for divorce? Why is there no explicit statement in the Bible that abuse is grounds for divorce and a victim of abuse may remarry after divorcing the abuser? Why didn’t Mosaic Law have an explicit law against wife beating and other types of spousal abuse? Why didn’t God …

Continue reading

Protecting women from abuse. Has Exodus 21:10 been mistranslated in most English versions of the Bible?

The Old Testament sets down laws and precepts which were meant to protect women from abuse and mistreatment by powerful and callous men. One of those laws can be found in Exodus 21:7-11 which is about the rights of Hebrew girls or young women who were sold into indentured service by their fathers. Most English …

Continue reading

When You Leave Egypt You Will be Tempted to go Back

And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for …

Continue reading

Instone-Brewer’s views on divorce compared to mine: Part 1, appreciations & agreements

I have been pretty silent on my view on Instone-Brewer’s work up till now, because compared to most other writers on divorce, he is excellent. So why am I now speaking up? Because one of our readers said — I am curious as to your views and differences with Instone-Brewer’s book. I felt a lot of his …

Continue reading

The Exodus of Survivors

“I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.” One reason people remain enslaved to domestic abuse is fear. With every reason to fear, we remain at the mercy of an abuser. Or so we think. For those in Christ, this is a tremendous deception. We are no longer at anyone’s …

Continue reading

When We Enable Abusers in the Church We are Guilty of Breaking the Third Commandment

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7) What does it mean to take a name in vain? It means to lay claim to a name, let’s say, Australia, and insist that you are …

Continue reading