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Why did Paul call abused women ‘little-women’?

Paul was most likely conveying that abused women deserve sympathy and empathy for the underserved suffering they have endured. Paul was probably indicating that we ought to feel compassion for these women, recognising that they worthy and good people, but relatively powerless and weak against the crafty tactics of abusers and their allies. In his …

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“Little women” have been called “silly women” which now contributes to misogyny in the church

When Paul wrote to Timothy about pseudo-christian men who beguile women in order to take them captive, Paul used the Greek word for women in its diminutive form (gunaikarion). How have English Bibles translated that? And what does this have to do with misogyny in the church today?  The way most English Bibles have translated gunaikarion …

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Finding Rest — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

  …the simple man believes that everyone is good. Everyone is well-meaning. That this kind of evil doesn’t actually exist. “People don’t just lie. He looked me straight in the eye. People just don’t hurt each other for fun. No one is like that. People don’t just slander and attack and destroy reputations for no …

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Calvinism And Domestic Violence: there’s a correlation but we can’t say Calvinism *causes* domestic violence

…there is a correlation between Calvinism and domestic violence. .. It is not Calvinism per se but mostly males who use Calvinism’s hierarchical theories and sovereignty theories to perform and justify behaviors. – Scot McKnight, reporting the findings of recent research into Domestic Violence Myth Acceptance (DVMA) and how that correlates with religiousness and particular types …

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Religion of the Pharisees Digest

Jesus harshly condemned the religion of the Pharisees. In this series, Ps Jeff Crippen goes through the book of Matthew highlighting what Jesus said about the mentality, nature, tactics and teachings of oppressive religion that the enemy of our souls has so often introduced among the people of God. Ps Crippen also gives many examples …

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God’s view of women who get targeted by abusive men (2 Timothy 3:6-7)

Men who abuse women tend to target women who are: weighed down with sins led astray by their desires/passions/feelings always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth ‘little women’  (the Greek is a single word which is the diminutive of women) That’s what the Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:6-7. This …

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