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A Typical Letter from a Pastor to an Abuse Victim When She Leaves the Abuser

Most of our readers have either received letters or emails or phone calls or personal “counsel” from a pastor or other church leader when they resolved to leave their abuser. The abuser of course ends up being enabled by those he has won over as his allies, many of whom are in the church if …

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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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Wise as Serpents: Innocent as Doves Does not Mean Ignorance of Evil (Part 10 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

Christians often equate being innocent of evil with being ignorant of evil. Our desire to come out from among evil and be separate from it, gets confused with being blind to that evil. And that ignorance of evil and its tactics are wrongly equated with achieving holiness. So when emissaries of the evil one come among …

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Wise as Serpents: Evil is Among Us, Why are We Surprised? (Part 9 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

Why are Christians so stubbornly reluctant to call evil what it is, evil? This past week I had a conversation with a Christian lady who is truly hungering and thirsting for righteousness, but is not finding it in her local church. That church leadership has regularly and repeatedly welcomed wicked, deceptive malignant narcissists not only …

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Conspiracy theory or conspiracy fact?

Many people scoff at conspiracy theorists, and with the variety of nutters this fallen world contains there is much to scoff at in many conspiracy theories. But the Bible says conspiracies really do exist. Here is one passage from the Old Testament. Jeremiah 11:9-14 Again the LORD said to me, “A conspiracy exists among the men of Judah …

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Christians Have No Excuse for Not Knowing Abusers Lurk Among us in the Church

For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men. Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; …

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