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Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

Good men: please denounce the Permanence View of Marriage that denies any reason for divorce.

The Permanence View (PV) of marriage is the view that divorce is not allowed for any reason whatsoever and that no matter what happens in a marriage, marriage vows are a commitment for as long as you both shall live. We have critiqued this notion often on this blog, because we believe it is deeply unbiblical …

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Woe to you, celebrity pastors, big-name theologians and wanna be’s

A retelling of Luke 11:37-52. While Jesus was speaking, a celebrity pastor asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. The pastor was astonished to find out that Jesus did not have any letters after his name, had not been to seminary, and did not blog, or use twitter, or have a multi-channel website, …

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The Lord shielded not my eyes but my soul from the filth on the screen

Some domestic abusers are addicted to porn as well as being abusive to their wives in a pattern of coercive control. This is an account from a happily married woman who supported a victim as she divorced her abuser. She discovered that this abuser, among his other sins, was addicted to gay porn. The story came to me by …

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The perspicuity of Scripture, and how some put a grille on the view

Perspicuity: The quality of being perspicuous [clearly expressed and easily understood]; clearness and lucidity Origin: late 15th century (in the sense ‘transparent’): from Latin perspicuus ‘transparent, clear’ (from the verb perspicere ‘look at closely’) + -ous. The Perspicuity of Scripture is an important doctrine in Protestantism. 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith 1.7 All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all; yet those things which …

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Soulation —another blog that tells how John Piper’s theology allows domestic violence

Hey everyone!  We have allies in blog land! Check out this post by Savvy Wolfson at soulation.org How John Piper’s theology allows domestic violence

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Barbara Roberts rebuts “A Christian Wife’s Marriage Catechism”

The ‘Christian Wife’s Marriage Catechism’ by Pastor D. Scott Meadows, of Calvary Baptist Church, Exeter, New Hampshire, has outraged me so much that I think it merits another to follow up on Jeff’s post yesterday. Here is the comment I submitted to the post at Reformed Baptist Fellowship while our American readers were asleep. The Reformed Baptist Fellowship site moderates …

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