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Abuser Protection — by Joe Pote

Thanks to Joe Pote for allowing us to repost this article. You can see the original Abuser Protection article at Joe’s site, Redeemed! When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us take to ourselves from Shiloh the ark of the covenant …

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Can a Divorced Person Hold a Church Office? — by Joe Pote

The Myth of Disqualification Many people in today’s church hold an erroneous view, that “anyone who has ever experienced divorce is forever disqualified from consideration for a church leadership role.” This myth goes hand-in-hand with other unbiblical church myths related to divorce. If we (erroneously) assume that divorce is sin, that divorce is always the …

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Forgiveness with Boundaries – David and King Saul (by Joe Pote)

Here is a segment of Joe Pote’s post Forgiveness with Boundaries, from his blog Redeemed. It’s an excellent biblical example of how forgiveness need not entail reconciliation with the person who has hurt you, especially if that person is still likely to be dangerous. *** Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I …

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Divorce is Sin… Says Who? – Guest Article by Joe Pote

“Divorce is sin…  God hates divorce…”  Most of us have heard this mantra so many times, that we’ve come to simply accept it as truth, without further scrutiny.  I have read many books by Christian authors, considered experts, written specifically for people who have experienced divorce, which made this very statement, “Divorce is sin.” Says …

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