And the Bible even has a huge amount more wisdom in it that we even begin to see.One day we are going to learn that the Bible has a vast amount of information to equip us to recognize abuse, abusers, and to help victims.To see what we do with the money, read About Us in the top menu.abuser's allies abuser's mentality abuser's tactics Allegories/analogies/ fairy tales anger awakening moments bad books Barbara Roberts biblical counseling blog housekeeping book review boundaries children Christian maturity church discipline church response to abuse Corinthians courage dangerous views on abuse deception disclosing abuse divorce Ellie emotional abuse Ephesians evil false Christians false gospel false guilt false teachers fear forgiveness getting free guest post Headship hope identifying abusers interpreting Scripture Jeff Crippen Jeff S John (gospel) John Piper justice language of abusers leadership Luke Lundy Bancroft Matthew Megan C mind control obedience to Christ pastors Peter Pharisees (Biblical/modern) prevention protecting victims Proverbs Psalms recovery red flags repentance resources for supporters resources for victims Romans safety secular justice systems sermons sexual abuse shame spiritual abuse submission suffering survivors' stories Thursday Thought Timothy"Behold, I cry out, 'Violence!' but I am not answered; I call for help, but there is no justice." (Job 19:7) "The job of defending and protecting the defenseless is given to us (Christians), and the buck stops here." (Jeff Crippen) "Good people never pretend to be evil, but evil people pretend to be good.
Distortions of this doctrine are regularly used to keep the church blind to abuse and to prevent victims from getting the help they need.“When you come to believe as a people that the Bible is inspired, you have only fought half the battle, because the question is not merely, ‘is the Bible inspired? The major question following that, which must be answered, is this: Is the Bible sufficient, or do we have to bring in every so-called social science and cultural study in order to know how to run a church? Social sciences, in my opinion, have taken precedent over the Word of God in such a way that most of us can’t even see it.The abuser's recovery is a separate issue and his change is his own responsibility, not his wife's. These churches have over-sentimentalized marriage and are legalists.A Cry for Justice is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to And yet those very books were instrumental in turning on the lights for us in respect to the deceitful monster called abuse. Theology was once queen of the sciences I am told and provided harmony to the other areas of study. The Bible is indeed sufficient – for salvation and for the Christian to become the man or woman God calls us to be.When pastors and Christian teachers and theologians say things like Washer said in the quote above, it sounds a whole lot like we as Christians are NOT to read books like Bancroft’s. And this “me and my Bible” philosophy generally translates into something much more harmful: What they say. Today however, with theology de-throned, we conservative Christians seem to be reacting with a baby out with the bathwater approach. It is sufficient in the realm of redemption and for life in the New Covenant.