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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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Biblical Divorce for Abuse explained in a nutshell

Physical abuse, and indeed any pattern of power and control used by one spouse against the other, even if the conduct does not include physical abuse, is grounds for divorce. Why? Because if a person is not willing to live as a spouse should live in a marriage — showing basic respect for their partner …

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Pretend repentance is worse than no repentance

The Lord said to me in the days of King Josiah: “Have you seen what she did, that faithless one, Israel, how she went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and there played the whore? And I thought, ‘After she has done all this she will return to me,’ but she did not return, and her …

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