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Why did Paul call abused women ‘little-women’?

Paul was most likely conveying that abused women deserve sympathy and empathy for the underserved suffering they have endured. Paul was probably indicating that we ought to feel compassion for these women, recognising that they worthy and good people, but relatively powerless and weak against the crafty tactics of abusers and their allies. In his …

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“Little women” have been called “silly women” which now contributes to misogyny in the church

When Paul wrote to Timothy about pseudo-christian men who beguile women in order to take them captive, Paul used the Greek word for women in its diminutive form (gunaikarion). How have English Bibles translated that? And what does this have to do with misogyny in the church today?  The way most English Bibles have translated gunaikarion …

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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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Walking with the Wounded — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Does the book of Galatians tell us that we are to “restore” an abuser in a spirit of gentleness. This is often the excuse church leaders use when they take the abuser under their wing and attempt to “restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness…” In this sermon Ps Sam Powell examines two …

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Tend the Sheep — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Tend the Sheep 1 Peter 5: 1-4 NKJV by Ps Sam Powell The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:  Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving …

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My favorite R.C. Sproul quote — a reblog from Tried With Fire

While we remain adamant that R. C. Sproul was negligent in not informing the public that he had changed his mind on divorce for abuse (see here) we nevertheless still recommend the parts of his teaching which were sound theology and good doctrine. We know that many of our readers are either unaware or have …

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