A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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. …

Continue reading

“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 …

Continue reading

Wrestling With the Darkness — part 1 of Ecclesiastes sermon series by Ps Sam Powell

For the next few Sundays we want to feature a sermon series on the book of Ecclesiastes by Ps. Sam Powell.  The series is not directly about abuse, but because many of our readers are without a church we want to help by offering some non-abuse-related biblical material from time to time.  In addition to …

Continue reading