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.

Be sure to read this post at Light for Dark Times

Here is a link to a post I published today over at my blog, Light for Dark Times. It concerns an important subject - what does it mean when an observed persona does not match the perceived person? I call those moments - "aha moments" and it is vital that…

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Evil People are not Rare in the World OR in the Visible Church

Act 20:28-30 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. (29) I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not…

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Faith Must Have Priority Over Intellect: “The Intellectual Evil Man”

1Co 1:18-21 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (19) For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”…

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It Can be a very Long Time before You Understand what You are Dealing With

1Ti 5:24 The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. Some people's sins are obvious - fornication, thievery, murder, disobedience to parents - these kind are not difficult to see. But, as Paul says, there is another brand of…

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Humility is a Mark of the Spirit – the Wicked are ‘Puffed Up’

Hab 2:4 “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.1Co 4:6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written,…

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A Perversion of God’s Word Regarding Women

I am conservative in my theology. I believe that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God. And I believe that God has instructed us to appoint qualified (godly) men to the offices of pastor and elder in the local church. (Even though I have known a lot of…

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Growing Up with a “Christian” Abuser Father

This post is taken from an excellent comment by one of our readers (Dawn). I am posting it here as a stand-alone post so that more of you will see it. I am very grateful to her for sharing her story, particularly because she really nails the evil and sin…

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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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