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My Defense Against the Public Attack by Bethlehem Baptist Church — a reblog from Natalie

Natalie, who blogs at Emotional Abuse Survivor (formerly called Visionary Womanhood), has described the ongoing spiritual abuse that she is suffering from the elders at the church she and her soon-to-be-ex husband were attending.  She posted it on her Facebook page and with her permission we are sharing it with you. My Defense Against the Public Attack by Bethlehem Baptist Church  …

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Untwisting Scriptures – An Excellent New Book by Rebecca Davis

Our friend and ally Rebecca Davis has just published a new book, Untwisting Scriptures that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind. [affiliate link*]  We asked her to put together a description of it for us to post here at ACFJ. So here is her book. I (JeffC) have read …

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The “gall of bitterness” in Acts — it isn’t resentment, by Rebecca Davis

Bitterness is often a term used to shame and blame victims of abuse who are seeking help from their churches.  This post is second in a series addressing the concept of bitterness in the Bible and what it really means in context.  The first post in this series addressed the root of bitterness in Hebrews, explaining …

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The “root of bitterness” in Hebrews — it isn’t unforgiveness – by Rebecca Davis

The following excellent article was written by our friend Rebecca Davis. She originally published it on her blog at Here’s the Joy but it was then moved to BJUGrace. To maximize the exposure of the article with Rebecca’s permission we are also posting it here for you. Here is a perfect example of how Scripture is horribly …

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Thursday Thought — Do Christians have Rights?

Bill Gothard and others in ‘c’hristian communities would have you believe that as a christian you no longer have any rights and that demanding your rights is wrong, even sinful.   This erroneous belief is demonstrated in this quote by Dan Leningen: Demanding your ‘rights’ is pride in expecting that you deserve to be treated a …

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