Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

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A Rotten Apple…?

...there is more danger that the bad will damage the good than hope that the good will benefit the bad.[Matthew Henry] We like to give apples to the deer that come into our yard. I buy bushels of them that are on the brink of spoiling. In each box we…

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Is He a Christian?

Psa 119:9-16 Beth How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (10) With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! (11) I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against…

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How many Sins Are Required to Demonstrate that a "Christian" is not a Christian?

How can you know if a person who claims to be a Christian, isn’t? Does it take years of watching and testing and waiting? Nope. Not at all. Here you go: Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother…

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The Power of Love – Really?

Most of you have been told by professing Christians, pastors, Christian counselors, Christian authors and so on that God requires you to love your abuser, to stay in relationship with him, and that by the power of your loving, by you continuing to endure the abuse, you will win your abuser…

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Does 1 Corinthians 3 Teach that an Abuser is a Christian?

1 Corinthians 3:12-15 ESV  Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—  (13)  each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one…

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Does 1 Corinthians 13 Require us to "Think the Best"?

The following comment was made recently and I wanted to share it with you, along with my own thoughts on the issue. This is a very important question and I thank our reader for sharing it. Are we required to always "think the best" of whatever people do or say? After…

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The Trap of Assuming Everyone is "Good"

I have had the opportunity recently to watch an ongoing debate (to put it lightly – “war” is probably a better word for it) between professing Christians. I read what they write and listen to them speaking, and I have observed something that just makes me shake my head in…

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A Chief Reason that "friends" Betray Us

John 3:20 ESV  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. Many if not most of you have had this experience. You saw it when you asked for help and rescue from an evil abuser. Friends,…

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"I will never leave you" – A Certain Promise from the Lord

Hebrews 13:5-6 ESV  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  (6)  So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to…

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The Pain of Being Shunned – by Tiffany Ridyard

  Galatians 6:2 ESV  Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. This article was written by a young lady who has suffered the pain of being rejected by friends and by her church. What was her crime? She and her family escaped an abuser father/husband. For…

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