A Cry For Justice

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

Wicked Men Within the Covenant Community — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Sam Powell’s sermon, Wicked Men Within the Covenant Community, explains some truths that are very helpful for victims of abuse:

  • if we confess our sins to our abusers, they use that as more ammunition with which to abuse us.
  • Abusers falsely accuse victims of sins we have not done.
  • Abusers and their father the devil love to conflate the doctrine of total depravity (which David alludes to in Psalm 51) with their false accusations of us.


We love Sam Powell, but one thing in this sermon is incorrect. He recounts a snake story that is a yankee-invented urban myth. The myth is that poisonous snakes are everywhere in Australia.  The myth irritates Australian because it implies that Aussies are foolish! When Aussies hear Americans repeating myths like that, Aussies think that Americans are foolish for being so gullible that they believe everything they hear on the Discovery Channel!


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