Unholy Charade - Jeff Crippen

Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

The Power of Words – for Good or Evil

“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.”(Romans 3:13) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those…

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RASNs Make Promises, Then Attack When we Act on Them

Pro 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie, But a false witness speaks lies. Many years ago, in the first church I pastored, there was a woman who regarded herself as a pillar of the church. She was the pianist. She was the church bookkeeper. She hosted and taught a…

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Be sure to check out this new post at my Light for Dark Times Blog

Some of you may not have subscribed to my second blog over at lightfordarktimes.com I encourage you to do so. I post articles there generally on Fridays. This is the latest one and it is an important subject: When a RASN starts using "We" or "Us" They Are Claiming False…

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A Review of What a Reviler is

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. (1Co 5:11) The "R" in our acronym RASN…

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Why are RASN’s Threatened When we Disagree With Them?

Proverbs 22:24-25 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, (25) lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. If you have had much contact at all with a RASN (reviler, abuser, sociopath, narcissist), then you have no doubt been…

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The RASN as Spiritual Elitist

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. (1Corinthians 2:13) This verse has been twisted and misapplied very, very often in the history of the Christian church, by people who want to be regarded…

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Why are RASNs Drawn to Churches?

Recently I experienced a replay of something (someone) which has happened to me countless times in my 41 years as a pastor. I suspect that most of you will say, "Oh yes, I have met that guy too." The setting is in the local church. Some Sunday, let's call him…

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John Bunyan Describes a RASN Perfectly in “The Life and Death of Mr. Badman”

We’ve talked a good deal about his evil ways, but Mr. Badman added this to all his wickedness − he was a very proud man − exceedingly proud and haughty in mind. He had a look that said he must not be contradicted or opposed, because he considered himself to…

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Insisting that an Abuser is a Christian is a denial of the Biblical Doctrine of the New Birth

2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. One of the most prevalent false teachings found in local churches, "Christian" literature and "Christian" counseling is the insistence that a RASN (reviler, abuser, sociopath, narcissist) can…

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Naivete About Evil is Dangerous

“Besides,” Legion said, “if they discover our intentions, they may send to their King for aid. If they do that, I know very well what it will mean for us. For this reason, let us assault them with the false appearance of fairness, covering our true intentions with all manner…

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