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Churches are sinfully honouring reprobates—Eli and his reprobate sons. The unpardonable sin.

What is a “reprobate”? Esau was a reprobate. Pharaoh was a reprobate. Eli’s sons, Hophni and Phineas, were reprobates. Scripture tells us that there are indeed people who are beyond God’s mercy, for whom it is in fact too late, for whom repentance is now impossible. Let us consider how they ever got to such a …

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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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Another abuser-enabling, victim-enslaving book: Jim Newheiser’s  “Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage”

Pastor Jim Newheiser has simply rehashed the same old enslaving party lines about marriage that evangelicals have been regurgitating like a cow chewing its cud. If I had a way of putting a visual here of me shaking my head while muttering to myself, I would. Because that is what I am doing as I …

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Church Controversy with Domestic Abuse: an annotated bibliography

Australian Christian circles have been abuzz with the topic of domestic abuse in the church since the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) published about it in mid July 2017. The controversy in a nutshell: Church leaders profess to abhor abuse of any kind. But advocates and victims say the church is not only failing to sufficiently …

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Firsthand Witness to the Thinking of an Abusive Youth Pastor

ACFJ is regularly contacted by the wives of abusers who are pastors or missionaries. The thing is incredible, but true. Here stands a man in the pulpit or in some pastoral ministry in a church, admired by the flock, thought to be the holiest of the holy, a model husband and father. That is the …

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How to Stay Popular With the Church Establishment

If you want to avoid being persecuted in Christendom, all you have to do is throw in some work in addition to the gospel. If the Apostle Paul had wanted to remain popular, all he had to do was go along with the idea that guys had to get circumcised as well as trust in …

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