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Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts

Angela Ruth Strong interviewed Barbara Roberts in Dec 2011. Links updated where necessary and a few links added. Material in square brackets added by Barb in 2021. There was actually a time when my ex-husband sent me a list of scripture verses on why I could never remarry. This was a joke coming from him, …

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Philippians 2 contradicts the idea that the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father

The false doctrine that God the Son eternally submits to God the Father is known as ESS (Eternal Submission of the Son, or Eternal Subordination of the Son). This false teaching has sometimes been applied to coerce women to submit to their abusive husbands. ESS has been soundly refuted by many eminent theologians and pastors. …

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Malachi 2:16 – Academic paper by Barbara Roberts

I have nearly completed a paper on Malachi 2:16 which I intend to publish at Academia. UPDATE (13 Nov 2020): The paper is now published. Read it here: Malachi 2:16, ancient versions and English translations, and how they apply to domestic abuse The paper will present the results of my research on the translation of …

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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 …

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Hope for isolated Christians. God will bring in the New Heavens and New Earth

Thou Lord, in the beginning, hast laid the foundation of the earth;  / and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure; / they shall all wax old as a garment; And as a vesture thou shalt change them, and they shall be changed; / but thou art …

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Hymns to strengthen your faith in these difficult times

I hope these two hymns will encourage you and build your faith. They are not particularly Easter hymns, but they certainly speak of the power and love and mercy of God. I encourage you to sing them out loud. Find the tune below the lyrics. Hail our once-rejected Jesus 1 Hail, our once-rejected Jesus! Hail, …

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