The Bible says the purpose of marriage is: the mutual help of husband and wife (Gen 2:18), the preventing of uncleanness (1 Cor 7:2,9), the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue (Gen 1:28). (As is summarized in the Baptist Confession of Faith 1689, chapter 25, paragraph 2.1) Some have extended the third point by… Continue reading What is the purpose of marriage? Is it to display Christ’s love for the church?
Tag: Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas’s book “Sacred Marriage” — a review by Avid Reader
Gary Thomas, the author of Sacred Marriage, recently wrote on his blog about how the church needs to protect women from abuse. There was a flood of responses from people. One lady directly confronted him for how, “I endured abuse for way too long because of your teachings.” Gary responded to her by writing, “I… Continue reading Gary Thomas’s book “Sacred Marriage” — a review by Avid Reader
Live by the Leading of the Spirit. Old Wineskins Cannot Accept New Wine.
UPDATE Sept 2021: Barbara Roberts has come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised… Continue reading Live by the Leading of the Spirit. Old Wineskins Cannot Accept New Wine.
“Sacred Influence: What a Man Needs from His Wife to Be the Husband She Wants” — a review by Avid Reader
We encourage readers to go here to vote on this review at Amazon where it was originally published. This book is hopelessly stacked against women. Reading through it feels like you’re wandering in the desert, desperate for water, but each time you finally reach what looks like an oasis, it’s nothing more than a mirage.… Continue reading “Sacred Influence: What a Man Needs from His Wife to Be the Husband She Wants” — a review by Avid Reader