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Monthly Archives: January, 2017

This is Where John MacArthur’s “no divorce for abuse” Leads People like Don

Here is a “christian” man who commented on one of our older posts (read it here) on John MacArthur’s teaching that God does not permit divorce for abuse. We did not publish his comment there, because it is so incredibly cruel. But I believe it is proper to expose the depths of spiritual abuse found in …

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Nothing New Under the Sun — pt 2 of Ecclesiastes sermon series by Ps Sam Powell

Nothing New Under the Sun by Pastor Sam Powell Ecclesiastes 1:3-18 KJV 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place …

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Count on it — Abusers Will Always Violate a Boundary

Abusers will ALWAYS chafe at boundaries. They may abide by those limits for a time, but only because they have no choice. And the first time they see some kind of opening that, in their thinking, justifies them crossing the line, off they go. Here is a narrative from the Old Testament which illustrates this. The …

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Thursday Thought — Why Did So Many People Side with Him?

On some days the following thoughts may rattle around inside your head:  “Okay, I can kind of see his friends backing him up, because they only hear his side of the story.  And some of them are kind of like him anyhow — that’s why they’re friends with him.  But why have people I trusted …

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Snakes and Wisdom (a reblog from My Only Comfort by Ps Sam Powell)

I [Pastor Sam Powell] read an anecdote some years back. You can find it here. Anyway, it goes something like this. A man was drinking with his buddies at a local pub. On his way home, he and his buddies decided that they needed to find a snake to put in the aquarium at their pub. …

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“Oh, Now Let’s be Patient With Him — That’s Just who he is”

Someone who listened to one of my sermons in the Wise as Serpents series (you can find the series here) emailed me the following: My friend told me about a church she had attended where the music minister was verbally abusive. Members would “pat the hand” of the abused and apologetically say, “Don’t be hurt by …

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