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Abusers are empowered by pastors who are not careful how they teach about marriage

John Wesley wrote in his diary: I talked with one who, by the advice of his Pastor, had, very calmly and deliberately, beat his wife with a large stick, till she was black and blue, almost from head to foot. And he insisted, it was his duty so to do, because she was surly and …

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A Remarkably Insightful and Accurate Description of the Deceptive Evil of Abusers

The following incredibly descriptive comment was submitted to the blog by TB in response to the article “The Patriarchal Father as Idol God.”  We are making it a stand alone blog post to highlight it to our readers. Many, many thanks to TB for sharing and blessings on her. I had followed a religion loosely …

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ACFJ is not a Women’s Rights Movement – It is a Victims’ Rights Movement

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality. (1Tim 5:21) Our ministry here at A Cry for Justice has as its primary goal to expose evil, particularly as that evil hides itself in the church behind …

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A Look Inside the Mind of “Christian” Patriarchy

I (Jeff) was trained in conservative evangelical churches. The seminary I went to was conservative in its theology. Ultimately I embraced reformed theology and still hold to the reformed confessions of faith (I am a reformed baptist). Over the years in our present church (we have been here nearly 24 years now) most of the …

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The Patriarchal Father as Idol god

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:21) I have known the family members — wives and children — of patriarchal men. Men who parade as eminent Christians. Men who have been taught and who believe that they are the “priests” of their home. And I have experienced the frustration and grief of being rejected …

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Are there strong parallels between Mormonism, Islam, and ESS?

In the recent posts on ACFJ regarding Wayne Grudem, Bruce Ware, women, authority, etc.,  I kept thinking about the parallel and false doctrines in Mormonism and Islam. My parents were both born & raised in the state of Utah, which is largely Mormon, and I know firsthand the damage of patriarchal politics in family, society and …

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