Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

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Reviler is the biblical word for an abuser. Other words are used in Scripture to describe the evil that abusers do, but this title “reviler” gets to the heart of it. You see that little root in the word – “vil” – which reminds us of related terms like “villain,” or “villify” or, hmmm…. “vile.” A reviler is vile. Anyway, what a reviler does is to make the innocent be the villain. And they do this by accusing. Revilers are accusers and that evil is part of the very nature of the devil himself:

Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Some Thoughts on the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector

Luk 18:9-14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: (10) “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. (11) The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God,…

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The Emotional Vacuum of the Wicked

Mat 23:27-28 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. (28) So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Dead bones.…

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Cold-Blooded Anger

Rom 3:13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” You have heard the phrase many times - cold-blooded murder. He killed him in cold blood. It's an interesting figure of speech. It means the opposite of hot-blooded,…

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What Goes on in the Mind of the Wicked?

Pro 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. Thoughts are rather easy to conceal. To some extent, that is a good thing. You would not want to know everything that goes on in…

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Bunyan Agrees – These Kind do not Repent

I have been reading through John Bunyan's great sermon/article entitled "The Barren Fig Tree." As you probably know, I maintain that the domestic abuser/sociopath who puts on wool to disguise himself/herself as a Christian, never repents. Never. I have had, on occasion, victims of such people get quite angry with…

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Hypocrites Brazenly Enter Christ’s Church – fearlessly

The following is taken from a sermon-article written by John Bunyan way back in the 1600's. Nothing has changed. Hypocrites, counterfeits - people like abusers and other evil ones - evidence a remarkable and shocking boldness in making a profession of Christ and creeping into His church with no fear…

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Wolves in Wool

This is a true truth quote from John Bunyan that I just wanted to share with you: You have some professors [ie, people who profess to be Christians] that are only saints before men when they are abroad [in public] but are devils and vipers at home; saints by profession,…

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Are You Ready?

Exo 12:11 In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's Passover. This world is not a friendly place for Christ's people. It is enemy territory…

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The Evil Person Has no Foundation

Luk 6:46-49 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? (47) Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: (48) he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and…

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Justification by Death??

Jud 1:14b-15 ...“Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, (15) to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have…

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