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Another Look at the Abuser as Reviler

How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile your name forever? (Psalms 74:10) “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. (Matthew 5:11) But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone …

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How is the PCA responding to victims of domestic abuse? by Lynette English & Valerie Hobbs.

Lynette English is a survivor of domestic abuse. Her story shows how one PCA* church engaged in victim-blaming and serving the status quo, but another PCA church responded by living out the very essence of the Gospel. …I was married to a seminary graduate, who was called to diaconal ministry and social services for many years. …

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What did Jesus mean by “Love your enemies”?

Can you help me understand these passages in light of how we are to treat the abuser? Jesus seems to teach us two diametrically opposed responses to those who do evil  — one of which is found in these verses. But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who …

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The “Do-Nothing” god of our Day Promotes Evil in the Church

No one can disobey the Lord and not suffer consequences. But just as it was in the days of Jeremiah the prophet, so it is today among many who profess to be Christians. Such people sin, turn to their own way, twist Scripture to justify their sin, and then announce that God will do nothing, …

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Study Bible Notes are Not Scripture – A Case Study in the CSB Study Bible

We must handle “study Bibles” very carefully, always remembering that the notes and articles are not the Word of God. The following article appears in the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Study Bible edition and it is also in the newer edition, the CSB, published by Holman in 2017.   The article convinced me that I …

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This is What Enables Evil to Hide in Our Churches

This post is difficult for me to write because I have lived it so many, many times. The subject gets my blood pressure, dander, ire and anger “up” big time. I hate this stuff. It is soooo prevalent in our churches and there is no excuse for it. This time, as is so common, it …

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