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.

Our Yes Must Mean Yes

Rom 13:12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.2Co 1:16-18 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia and have…

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A New Playlist on a very Important Question – “Does God Love Everyone?”

I have created a new playlist on our Youtube Channel, Light for Dark Times – Jeff Crippen (I guess you have to search for that whole title including my name). There are 11 videos there now under the playlist title – “Does God Love Everyone.” These 11 videos are part…

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Check out “In Defense of Fellowship by Distance” at Light for Dark Times blog

Here is the link to this morning's blog post over at Light for Dark Times. I wanted all of you to know about it in case you don't follow that Friday morning blog regularly. Hey, hit that subscribe (follow) button, as youtubers say.

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No Excuse for Assuming All are Christians

Act 8:9-13 But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great. (10) They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of…

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Vengeance is Mine (says the narcissist)

Est 3:5-6 And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury. (6) But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone. So, as they had made known to him the people of Mordecai, Haman sought to destroy all the…

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The Fruit of Thankfulness

Col 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.Psa 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!Rom 1:21 For although they knew God, they did…

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Another Diotrephes (Named, Haman)

Est 3:1-5 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. (2) And all the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for…

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The Smirk – A tool of the evil one

This morning I published a post over at my other blog, lightfordarktimes.com, about a very interesting subject - "The Smirk." I am posting this announcement here because I wanted to be sure all of you know about it and go on over there to read it. Here is the link

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You Have Met this Person – Diotrephes

3 John 1:8-10 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. (9) I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. (10) So if I come, I will bring up…

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More Followup on the Earlier Post about “The Sin of Forgiveness”

Recently I posted excerpts from an article on the subject of forgiveness where there is no repentance, written by Professor Barry Gritters and published in 3 sections in The Standard Bearer. Gritters is on faculty at Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary. A friend who subscribes to that publication showed me Gritters'…

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