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Tag Archives: Pharisees (Biblical/modern)

8. Should biblical counselors put lots of energy into helping abusive men see their sins?

It is wise to work on the assumption that the abuser knows what he did knows it was wrong knows he’s making false accusations about his target. How do we know that abusers know they are doing wrong? Abusers know they are doing wrong because they hide from the public the wrong things they do. …

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The Bible has one law for unintentional sin, and another law for intentional sin

The Bible makes a distinction between unintentional sin and intentional sin. This is important when we consider how we, as Christians, are to respond to domestic abusers. The distinction is set out in the Law which Moses gave to the people of Israel. Numbers 15:22-31, NKJ – Laws Concerning Unintentional Sin If you sin unintentionally, and do …

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Power impairs the neural process of mirroring which leads to hubris & lack of empathy.

Power Causes Brain Damage explains how leaders lose mental capacities—most notably the capacity for reading other people. The article is by Jerry Useem from The Atlantic. Here are some excerpts from the article. If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. But can it …

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A sure sign of an unsafe church is when it says abuse victims may not separate or divorce without permission from the church leaders

A Sure Sign a Church’s Claim to be a Friend of Abuse Victims is False – a reblog from Jeff Crippen’s site Light for Dark Times.   [ACFJ have given it a slightly different title; we trust Jeff doesn’t mind.] Currently, we are seeing churches and organizations jumping on the band wagon of supposedly exposing domestic and sexual …

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God’s Spirit and his fruit – holy hypocrites have not once known nor yet tasted how sweet they are

This is Paul’s order: that good works grow out of the Spirit, the Spirit comes by faith, and faith comes by hearing the word of God, when the glad tidings and promises that God has made to us in Christ are preached truly, and received in the ground of the heart. Of this – God’s …

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True vision and true blindness. Do you know Jesus?

Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth. Some of the man’s neighbours—people who had known him as a blind person for all his life—were doubting and suspicious. In their unbelief they brought the man to the religious leaders (Pharisees) for assessment and verification of the ‘right way’ to interpret this strange event. …

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