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The worst mistranslations in English Bibles relating to women

Andrew Bartlett has asked a good question: What is the worst mistranslation in our English Bibles relating to women? Worst Translations: All in One is Andrew Bartlett’s answer to this question. He discusses the question in four ways: Which mistranslation gets the prize for having the least shred of justification? Which mistranslation gives the most …

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FAQ Highlight — If I tell people about my husband’s abusive behavior, am I gossiping?

“When a victim starts disclosing what the abuser has been doing and asks for help, abusers and their allies commonly accuse the victim of gossiping. Abusers want their evil to remain in the darkness. Evil loves darkness. The gossip charge is made to support the cloak of secrecy and to shut victims up. If you …

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Getting “Gossip” Wrong Will Silence Voices Exposing Evil

Today I received a copy of a small book written by Pastor Marc J. Grimaldi entitled Gossip: The Church Killer. It included a letter from Pastor Grimaldi which indicated he had sent out a copy of his book to pastors such as myself. He said in the letter: For the ten years that I have …

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Don’t be Guilted by the “Gossip Card”

UPDATE Sept 2021: I have 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 to them, …

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How Abusers Use (Mis-use) Matthew 18 to Escape Church Discipline. Evidence is not just eyewitness testimony.

One thing that abusers in the church are very good at is using Matthew 18 to continue their abuse. Many of them never do anything abusive in front of two or three witnesses. Abusers are rarely stupid enough to leave two or three witnesses. They always know what to say and who to say it to so …

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Triangulation: A Method Used by Abusers

[October 25, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] This is Wikipedia’s definition of Triangulation [Internet Archive link]1: The term triangulation is most commonly used to express a situation in which one family member will not communicate directly with …

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The false accusation of gossip

In a recent post I pointed out how Paul did not partake in gossip when he received and believed the report about the man who was sleeping with his father’s wife. Paul received this report from Chloe or some people in her household (cf. 1 Cor. 1:11 and 5:1). How do we know that Chloe’s household …

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