Unholy Charade - Jeff Crippen

Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

What Does it Feel Like to Not be Believed?

One of the most important things we can do to help victims of abuse is believe them when they tell us what is going on behind the scenes. If you have been following this blog for a while, you have probably seen that we have been attacked by some pretty nasty types…

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How the Wicked Alienate People from the Righteous

Gal 4:13-17 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, (14) and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. (15) What…

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More Thoughts on Forgiveness (Part 5)

Our friend's excellent essay continues on this important subject: Note what God does not do when He forgives. God does not forgive us from a distance, or privately —we’d all go to hell if He did. I know this is absurd, but He does not forgive so He can heal…

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More Thoughts on Forgiveness: Part 4

[This is the fourth installment from our friend's essay on forgiveness. Many thanks to her once again] - Another aspect we see in God’s forgiveness is that it does not remove consequences in this life. David sinned twice, with Bathsheba and when he numbered the people. Both times God forgave…

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More Thoughts on Forgiveness: Part 3

We continue with our friend's very helpful essay on forgiveness - what it really is, who actually forgives, and just what forgiveness requires. As you know, this is a subject which is so often twisted and misapplied, to the enablement of the wicked and the detriment of the oppressed. Many…

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Making Little of Abuse

This is a quote from the Reformation Heritage Study Bible. There are a series of good articles at the back, but the essay on "Being a Good Wife" ends with this paragraph after a discussion of the godly wife: Some men are difficult to respect and submit to; their wives…

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A Wonderful Article: A High View of Marriage Includes Divorce by Rebecca VanDoodewaard

The following link is to a really great article which was posted on Barry York's blog, Gentle Reformation (gentlereformation.com). Rebecca is the wife of a history professor at Puritan Theological Seminary, so it was very encouraging to me to read this. It is dated back in 2017 but a friend…

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More Truths about Forgiveness (Part 2)

Here are some more thoughts on this matter of forgiveness that help us dispel the confusion we have so often been hampered (and guilted) by. Once again we thank our friend who sent her essay to us: First of all, when God forgives, what does He actually do? The Biblical…

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More Helpful Truths About Forgiveness

Luk 5:20-21 And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” (21) And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”Col 3:11-13 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and…

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I Bet All of You Will Recognize this Scenario

Miranda Devine very recently published a book exposing evil. It is titled Laptop from Hell and it is about President Joe Biden's son, Hunter. You may have read about this infamous laptop with its trove of evidence which is looking more and more like will result in indictments - and…

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