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Jesus preached repentance, the heart of the gospel – a sermon by Jimmy Hinton

  So many us survivors of abuse are lonely, sad and grieving at this season; we feel like we don’t fit in with the happy holiday celebrations. And if we have participated in the festivities, we felt like we had to put on a mask. This sermon by Jimmy Hinton won’t require you to keep …

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The hypocrisy of lip service

An ancient anonymous inscription inside Lubeck Cathedral, Germany Ye call Me Master and obey me not. Ye call Me Light and see me not.Ye call Me Way and walk me not. Ye call Me Life and choose me not.Ye call Me Wise and follow me not.Ye call Me Fair and love me not.Ye call Me Rich and …

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All who are intent on doing evil will be cut off (Isaiah 29)

Most of our readers are suffering under abusers and if they’ve left their abusers they’re still suffering from their abuser’s conduct — the abuser’s slander, the court battles, the long-term health effects of living under constant stress, the abuser’s allies in the church, the social isolation, financial problems, trying to manage kids who are manipulated by …

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Three Kinds of Forgiveness

Renunciation of vengeance, relational reconciliation, divine judicial forgiveness. Those are the three kinds of forgiveness. And Christians chronically conflate the three, which causes much harm and confusion to victims of abuse. Let us look at the Scriptures about forgiveness. All scriptures are from the NASB unless otherwise stated. First the one from the Lord’s prayer and the subsequent explanation …

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The Church is in Great Need of Another Reformation – But of a Different Kind

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, …

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When We Enable Abusers in the Church We are Guilty of Breaking the Third Commandment

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7) What does it mean to take a name in vain? It means to lay claim to a name, let’s say, Australia, and insist that you are …

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