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

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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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Wise as Serpents Digest

Pastor Jeff Crippen preached a sermon series called Wise as Serpents in which he focused on how we must be wise to evil and the ways of evildoers. We adapted each sermon into a post at this blog over 2015-16. Here is list of all those posts. At the end of each post we give a …

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Well-crafted damage control or Repentance?

A great quote from our GEMS page:   Well-crafted damage control is not repentance. It takes discernment to know the difference. by Garris Elkins    

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When victims don’t look like victims: women burdened with sins and led astray by various passions

I work as a biblical counselor and have met many women who are in abusive relationships, physical and/or emotional. Usually women that finally seek counseling are ready to make a decision about whether to stay with the abuser or break away from a long-term domestic violence situation. Sometimes the woman’s guilt and self-condemnation has deterred …

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Can someone be saved, yet remain immature, lazy & eventually lose that salvation and return to their sinful ways?

  I really thought when we were young that my husband became a Christian, and he really seemed to try….even now sometimes I find him reading his Bible, etc. Yet after having been married to him for decades, I’ve seen so much of his pattern of behavior that I no longer doubt that he is …

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He is Just the Nicest Man I’ve Ever Met — Beware the Abuser’s Charm

The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden. (1 Timothy 5:24-25) One of the important things we do here at ACFJ is to keep saying certain fundamentals over and …

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