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.

The Elephant in the Room – Don’t You Dare Point him out

Rom 2:15-16 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them (16) on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus. I suppose…

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“Fool” is Proverb’s Term for a RASN

Pro 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.Pro 15:5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. If you take your concordance or use the search engine in Bible software and search for "fool"…

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A Selfish Child in an Adult Body

1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. One of the key, central sins (perhaps THE central sin) of a child is selfishness. "That toy is…

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This Terrible Thing Called Pride

Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—2Co 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become…

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You need to see this great video by Dr. Les Carter

This video (only about 15 minutes long) REALLY helped me because it so accurately describes exactly what I have had to deal with numbers of times over the years. When you are enabled to connect the dots by hearing someone else describe what a RASN did to you, it is…

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Worse than an Unbeliever

1Ti 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. Would you say that you know unsaved people who are kind and generous to their spouse and children? People who work…

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Why Don’t You Just Work things Out?

2Ti 4:14-15 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. (15) Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. These two verses have been a tremendous help to me. I have written before about what Paul says here but there…

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Self, Self, Self…Always in it for Self

2Co 2:15-17 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, (16) to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? (17) For we…

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RASN’s and Contempt

Here is a link to a new post over at my other blog, Light for Dark Times. It discusses how RASN's regard their targets with contempt and derision.

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More Thoughts on Exposure of the Wicked

Mat 10:26-27 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. (27) What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.Rev 20:12 And I saw the…

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