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“Suffering and the Heart of God” by Diane Langberg — Review by Barbara Roberts

Diane Langberg doesn’t seem to believe there are people whose father is the devil — so she doesn’t seem to understand the mind of the sociopath. In her book Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores (New Growth Press, 2015), she writes as if all people have active consciences and every person feels bad …

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Grounds for Divorce Digest

Here are the six posts in my Grounds for Divorce series. 1. The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce 2. The Bible uses different words for divorce but they all mean legal divorce. Those who tell you otherwise are mistaken. 3. Jesus did NOT say “Hardness of heart is …

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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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Tolerant Jesus Meek and Mild — a blog I recommend

I recently discovered the blog Tolerant Jesus Meek and Mild. The blogger obviously understands the dynamics of abuse and how the Bible is misinterpreted in ways that enable abusers and encumber the victims of abuse. He or she has been a student at Moody Bible Institute. The posts show a pretty good understanding of what …

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Theologians on Grounds for Divorce Digest

Here are the four posts in my series Theologians on Grounds for Divorce. 1. Thomas Cranmer on divorce for abuse 2. Puritans who said abuse was grounds for divorce 3. David Clyde Jones – A contemporary PCA theologian who said that abuse is grounds for divorce 4. Liam Goligher – a PCA theologian who says …

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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 …

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