John Street is an Elder at John MacArthur's church and a professor of biblical counseling at The Master’s University and Seminary. In his sermon The Emotionally Abusive Marriage, he sets up a rigid dichotomy: Fearlessness = godliness. Protecting yourself = worldliness. (time mark 1:26:50) The effect God's grace has in our lives is that of… Continue reading John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
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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… Continue reading Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt
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… Continue reading Is the husband’s role parallel to that of God the Father, and the wife’s role parallel to that of God the Son?
If a man hates his wife he should set her free from the marriage. That’s what Malachi 2:16 says.
Many Christians believe that God hates divorce. This mistaken idea comes from mis-translations of Malachi 2:16. I have been rebutting the idea that 'God hates divorce' since 2008. I wrote about it in my book Not Under Bondage. I am in the process of revising my book and the chapter on Malachi will be entirely… Continue reading If a man hates his wife he should set her free from the marriage. That’s what Malachi 2:16 says.
Psychopathic reasoning and Malachi’s rebuke of the priests
The arrogant start with the false premise that service to God has to bring them worldly rewards. Once you accept that false premise, there is a certain logic to their reasoning. Psychopaths are incapable of doing good. They are driven to cause harm – evil. They believe that whatever they do is good, therefore they… Continue reading Psychopathic reasoning and Malachi’s rebuke of the priests
Martin Luther on divorce and remarriage
Whether the Bible allows divorce and remarriage has been debated for centuries. If you are battling authorities who say that divorce is not allowed and remarriage is always sinful, then you are not alone! Martin Luther fought that battle against the Roman Catholic Church. In his day, the Roman Catholic Church imposed rules (canon law)… Continue reading Martin Luther on divorce and remarriage
What happens when sheep are led by hirelings and wolves?
Society and especially the churches are in perilous times. It is imperative to understand what can happen when evildoers are controlling the masses. A brief review of Part 1 and Part 2 of this series: There are three kinds of people: Sheep, Shepherds and Wolves. Shepherds are focused on caring for the sheep. Shepherds are… Continue reading What happens when sheep are led by hirelings and wolves?