Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

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The inexcusable “sin”

3Jn 1:9-10 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 what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the…

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They Use Your Kindness Against You

1Co 2:1-2 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. (2) For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.2Co 10:10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong,…

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The Man in the Iron Cage

We are currently reading through John Bunyan's great classic, Pilgrim's Progress, in the first hour on Sunday mornings. You can find videos of those sessions on our Youtube channel (Light for Dark Times) and at sermonaudio.com/crc. We livestream these classes on Sunday mornings at 9:30 on both Facebook and Sermon…

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Preview of Monday’s Post – if we don’t understand our enemy we will not even realize he is attacking us

That's a long title, but I think it is clear. In this coming Monday's post (Oct 24th) I will be writing about this topic. In the meantime, you can be thinking about it. How long (in a couple cases it took me years)...how long did your abuser or reviler or…

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No Greater Sinner than the “Christian” Sinner

Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. I came across the following quote while reading the Hebrews Commentary (Geneva Series)…

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Some Thoughts on the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector

Luk 18:9-14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: (10) “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. (11) The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God,…

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The Emotional Vacuum of the Wicked

Mat 23:27-28 “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. (28) So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Dead bones.…

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Cold-Blooded Anger

Rom 3:13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” You have heard the phrase many times - cold-blooded murder. He killed him in cold blood. It's an interesting figure of speech. It means the opposite of hot-blooded,…

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What Goes on in the Mind of the Wicked?

Pro 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. Thoughts are rather easy to conceal. To some extent, that is a good thing. You would not want to know everything that goes on in…

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Bunyan Agrees – These Kind do not Repent

I have been reading through John Bunyan's great sermon/article entitled "The Barren Fig Tree." As you probably know, I maintain that the domestic abuser/sociopath who puts on wool to disguise himself/herself as a Christian, never repents. Never. I have had, on occasion, victims of such people get quite angry with…

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