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Church Leaders Charge Victims with Sin for Leaving the Abuser

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not …

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Instone-Brewer’s Views on Divorce Compared to Mine: Part 2, Differences.

To most outsiders, the person who leaves the marriage looks like the deserter. If a victim of domestic abuse leaves their abusive partner or in some other way declares the marriage over, and (as is so often the case) the abuser effectively manipulates the perceptions and opinions of the congregation, the church will definitely think that the spouse who left is at fault for deserting …

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Twisted Theology Produces a Den of Abusers Parading as “the church”

With remarkable frequency we meet abuse victims, mostly Christians, who originally met their abuser in a local church. Or in a Christian college or similar setting. In the church! Why? How can this be? Well, the answer is not only that abusers are exceptionally deceptive, but churches far and wide have embraced such unsound, twisted …

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The Apostle John Provides us a Model of How to Address an Abuser in Church

I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to …

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Injustice in the Church is More Detestable than Injustice in the World

For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1Peter 4:17) Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did …

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The Scattering of the Lord’s Sheep by False Shepherds

When the visible church becomes corrupt and dominated by evil men, the righteous are scattered. The blind man healed by Jesus in John chapter nine was put out of the temple by the religious authorities — though he found the true Temple (Jesus) outside. Christ’s true people were persecuted by Rome in the centuries leading …

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