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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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Thursday Thought — Philippians 4:8 through the lens of Abuse

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 ESV ***** Finally, brothers, whatever is: True: revealing truth, exposing lies, false doctrine, and hypocrisy Honorable: staying …

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Philippians 2 is Often Erroneously Applied to the Victim instead of the Abuser

UPDATE  Sept 2021:  Barbara Roberts has 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 …

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Wise as Serpents: Increasing in the Wisdom and Knowledge of the Lord (Part 20 of sermon series)

UPDATE  Sept 2021:  Barbara Roberts has 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 …

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What “Do Not Think too Highly of Yourself” does NOT Mean

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did …

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The Eyes of Faith: A Truth from the Lord for Your Encouragement

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings  (James 1:1) I was taught that James wrote to Jews who had professed Christ and who were scattered throughout the Roman Empire. Israel had undergone other dispersions — expulsions from the Promised Land, in the past …

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