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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Abuse, Marriage, Divorce, and the Gibeonites – What do You Think?

I would not be at all surprised if some of our readers have heard the argument that God does not permit divorce for abuse because He required the Israelites of Joshua’s day to keep their covenant with the Gibeonites, even though the Gibeonites deceived them.  Here is the story as found in Joshua 9.  It …

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Abusers as liars: a case study

“Tania Head” is the false name of an imposter who pretended to be a survivor of  the Word Trade Center disaster of 9/11. Alicia Head conned the world for five years. A narcissistic, deliberate, charismatic liar, she joined a support group for the World Trade Center survivors and  became their spokesperson. The genuine survivors all …

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Are Abusers Christians? Faith and Repentance are Inseparable — taken from Brian Schwertley

The following words about the inseparability of faith and repentance are taken from Brian Schwertley’s excellent article entitled , The Necessity of Sanctification: A Brief Refutation of the Carnal Christian Heresy, which can be read in its entirety at: http://www.reformedonline.com/view/reformedonline/Sanctification.htm “The idea that holiness is optional for believers is disproved by the Bible’s teaching on repentance. Repentance is …

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The “Christian” Abuser: Couldn’t He be a “Carnal” Christian? Part 4

The following is a summary of the conclusions of Sam Storms, who writes at Enjoying God Ministries.  His take on 1 Cor 3:1-3 is a bit different than we have presented in parts 2 & 3 of this series of posts, but it is also excellent and he also rejects any notion that there exists a …

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The “Christian” Abuser: Couldn’t He be a “Carnal” Christian? Part 3

In his article “Rethinking a Much Abused Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-15” Brian Borgman provides a great summary of the background and elements of the “carnal Christian” teaching.  I will provide you with just enough material from his article to whet your appetite, and then you can read the entire article at the following link: http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/ref-rev/11-1/11-1_borgman.pdf Here …

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The “Christian” Abuser — Couldn’t He be a “Carnal” Christian? Part 2

ESV 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. (2) I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, (3) for you are still of the …

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