Abuse is not a Matter of “I just don’t know”

1Ki 22:7-8 But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not here another prophet of the LORD of whom we may inquire?” (8) And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the...

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That Point of Decision at Which we Must Decide

Mat 19:21-22 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” (22) When the young man heard this he...

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Abusers Are Consistently Inconsistent — A Favorite and Evil Tactic

But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not...

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A Fitting Prayer for our Nation

A good friend of mine recently sent me this Scripture and pointed out how it is a prayer for our own nation (and yours too if you don't live in the U.S.). We know that ultimately it speaks of that...

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The Devil’s Emissaries Cast “Spells”

2Co 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Fiction is...

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Superstition or Faith?

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A...

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You Troubler of Israel – It’s always Your Fault

1Ki 18:17-18 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” (18) And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of...

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Going to Church Does not Mean Assembling with the Wicked (Psalm 26)

This is an amazing Psalm. Amazing in its content and amazing in its timelessness. This Psalm serves as a huge encouragement to me, and so it will for you. We who have experienced abuse and injustice from people who claim...

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The Abuser’s Claim to be a Christian Examined (J.C. Ryle)

The following is taken from J.C. Ryle’s great book Practical Religion. Ryle was the Anglican Bishop at Liverpool back in the 1800’s. Read his books and you will find yourself quite well grounded in the faith. What Ryle says here...

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When the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?

But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...

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