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Tag Archives: Pharisees biblical/modern

8. Should biblical counselors put lots of energy into helping abusive men see their sins?

[June 4, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] It is wise to work on the assumption that the abuser knows what he did knows it was wrong knows he’s making false accusations about his target. How do …

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The Bible has one law for unintentional sin, and another law for intentional sin

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 …

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Power impairs the neural process of mirroring which leads to hubris & lack of empathy.

[August 31, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Power Causes Brain Damage explains how leaders lose mental capacities — most notably the capacity for reading other people. The article is by Jerry Useem from [the July / …

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A possible sign of an unsafe church is when it says abuse victims may not separate or divorce without permission from the church leaders

[August 19, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] *** SECOND UPDATE, Aug  19, 2022: I, Barbara Roberts, now regret re-blogging this post by Jeff Crippen. I believe Jeff’s post was unfair and quite likely slandered the leaders …

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God’s Spirit and his fruit – holy hypocrites have not once known nor yet tasted how sweet they are

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, let …

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True vision and true blindness. Do you know Jesus?

Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth. Some of the man’s neighbours—people who had known him as a blind person for all his life—were doubting and suspicious. In their unbelief they brought the man to the religious leaders (Pharisees) for assessment and verification of the ‘right way’ to interpret this strange event. …

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