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Category Archives: spiritual abuse

Billy Graham, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul are some of the “Untouchables” in the visible church

  One reason why the visible church is such an abuser-friendly environment is that the visible church has many people in it who are not born again. People who have not been saved. People who do not know Jesus. Some of those people who are not born again think they are Christians and are doing their …

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On conspiracies & conspiracy theorists – by Rebecca Davis

I’ve been reading about the Thomas Chantry trial at Thou Art the Man, and the shameful cover-ups of his abuse of young boys. Such a similar story to so many others, so many broken lives, so many years, so much harm, so much evil behavior from those who claim to represent Christ. That, and an unrelated …

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Firsthand Witness to the Thinking of an Abusive Youth Pastor

ACFJ is regularly contacted by the wives of abusers who are pastors or missionaries. The thing is incredible, but true. Here stands a man in the pulpit or in some pastoral ministry in a church, admired by the flock, thought to be the holiest of the holy, a model husband and father. That is the …

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One of the Worst Letters We Have Seen From a Pastor to an Abuse Victim

I think this is one of the most cruel letters from a pastor to an abuse victim that I have seen. While it is very similar in ways to others I have read, it is remarkably deceptive in a number of ways. The “love” words it uses. The selective and dishonest quotes it lays on …

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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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