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When the “Church” Becomes Goliath

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, …

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Wise as Serpents: What Does the Holy Spirit Look Like? (Part 8 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

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, …

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Contriving a test to probe whether a hardened heart has repented (Is it always sinful to tell an untruth? — Part 3)

If a person has demonstrated a pattern of maliciously endangering others — and perhaps time has now passed and the wicked person may have reformed — it is wise to probe and test that person’s heart before making oneself vulnerable to them. Is there any softening? Are there indications of genuine repentance? Can this person now be trusted? Have they somehow lost their interest …

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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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Why Jonathan believed David, despite lack of proof that David was in imminent danger

Valerie’s post yesterday stimulated me to have a deeper look at why Jonathan was such a strong supporter of David when David was in danger from Saul. I’m publishing what I found today (and breaking our norm of ‘No posts on Tuesday’) because it flows directly from yesterday’s post which highlighted how Jonathan fully believed David’s claim that …

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A Picture of Protecting Abuse Victims: The Example of Jonathan and David

This post is written by Valerie, one of our blog readers.  Thank you very much for this, Valerie! 1 Samuel 18:1 NASB  “Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.” David has just defended …

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