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What does Dallas Theological Seminary say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse? (continued)

Here is the rest of my critique of the DTS panel discussion on divorce for domestic abuse. I hope you find it helpful. [You can find the earlier part of my critique here.]  We are picking up the video at the 16:14 mark. Darrell Bock: Okay, well we’re now to the last section of the video …

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What does Dallas Theological Seminary say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse?

What Does The Bible Say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse? is Part Two of the Dallas Theological Seminary video podcast series on domestic abuse. DTS created the series as a basic introduction to the larger topic of domestic abuse for students and alumni, as well any one else who might find it useful.  [Here is my …

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Another reason why Christ’s covenant with the church is DIFFERENT from the covenant of marriage between a husband and wife.

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (Gal. 3:13) The curse of the law, Deuteronomy 27:15-26: Cursed be the man who makes a carved or cast metal image, an abomination to the Lord, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret …

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Marriage Vows: What Are We Really Vowing to Do? (by one of our readers)

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in …

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Abusers as Children of the Devil – You Need Not Bless Them

I do not know Pastor Sam Powell. He is the pastor of First Reformed Church in Yuba City, California. All I know of him is this sermon, and it is a sermon I can heartily recommend. It is a very refreshing experience to hear these kinds of words exposing the wicked abuser coming right from …

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Abusive Marriages Portray God’s Covenant With His People? – Really?

In his notoriously legalistic book What Jesus Demands From the World, John Piper makes this assertion: …marriage is the work of God himself whereby he creates a new reality of ‘one flesh’ that surpasses human comprehension and portrays to the world in human form the covenant union between God and his people.” (P 301) I want …

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