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More Thoughts on Alexander

I have written before on the following scripture and would like to share some more thoughts which I believe will be helpful: 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…

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Christless Religion is Always Abusive

Luke 24:44-47 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” (45) Then he opened their minds to understand the…

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Your Experience is a Foreign Language to Most People

Heb 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Many years ago I received a yearly prayer letter from people I did not know all that well but who had been in a…

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A False "Happy" is an Environment in which Abuse Hides

“Where does this happy feeling come from? JESUS! Where does this happy feeling come from? JESUS! This happy feeling comes from Jesus! Everyday He more than pleases! That’s where this happy feeling comes from.” Luke 22:42-44 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but…

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A Real Christian Cannot “Not” Repent

Psa 51:3-4 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. (4) Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.Psa 32:3-5 For when I kept silent,…

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Is it You, You Troubler of Israel?

When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father’s house, because you have abandoned the commandments of the LORD and followed the Baals. (1 Kings 18:17-18) Wicked King Ahab hated…

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When Our Shepherds Go Wrong, We are in Big Trouble

Malachi 2:7-9, “For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. (8) But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted…

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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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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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What Kind of People Go to Hell?

Revelation 21:6-8,” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. (7) The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will…

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