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.

It’s Those Brief Unguarded Moments

Mat 23:27 “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. Most all of you know that RASN's wear saintly disguises. If they claim to be a Christian, they wear a…

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Refusal to Repent Exposes the Hypocrite

Mat 3:8-12 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. (9) And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. (10) Even now the axe is laid to the root of…

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I Cannot Teach this Scripture Too Often

Heb 5:11-14 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. (12) For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need…

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“But I Just Want to Think Good About Everyone”

Joh 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for…

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Perhaps the First RASN? – Cain

1Jn 3:12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.Gen 4:3-5 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit…

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Why Force a Spouse to Remain Married to You?

Exo 2:23-25 During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. (24) And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with…

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Help from Job – Will we Take the Good but not the Bad?

Job 2:10b Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. When the Lord tested Job, and it was a severe test as you know, his wife faltered and essentially told him to give up. In response,…

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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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