Nope! You Can’t “Have Your Say” Here at ACFJ if Your Words Traumatize Others

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:

2 Timothy 1:13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

We have had this happen to us here at ACFJ many times, and recently it happened again.  A staunch “defender of the faith” zealous for “the Word of God” made some comments.  He insists that the Bible is quite clear that abuse is no grounds for divorce. He offered the usual superficial arguments, though as is most always the case he was quite pleased with himself about how excellent his use of Scripture was. We let him have his say in a comment or two, and answered him and pointed him to some resources that would help him come to a better understanding of abuse and God’s view of marriage and divorce. He continued to comment but we did not approve those subsequent comments…

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Jihad in Congo: Beni Massacre Photos – Muslims Slaughter Infants, Children

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More Muslim slaughters. The whole world is struggling to cope with the same barbarity: Islam:

From PamelaGeller.com

Slaughter near Beni, including babies on the backs of mothers.

This is the latest jihad slaughter — in Congo.

Ben in Congo is reporting this: (thanks to Ben)

We received the following photos from locals indicating this occurred 6 km from the Mavivi (Beni) Airport (eastern Congo) on November 21, 2014. Described as an ongoing local genocide by some, the attacks are attributed to the ADF, an Islamic Ugandan group seeking shelter in Congo. We have been asked to not forget to pray for the innocent Congolese.

50 to 80 people were killed in vicious machete attacks 10 km from Beni yesterday. The rationale for such a gruesome slaughter of innocent civilians has not yet been articulated in media reports. The attacks were made just east of the Beni airport and…

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Was There Ever A “Muslim” Palestine? NO!

The flag of Palestine, 1939

Larousse-French-dictionary-from-1939-Palestine-is-Jewish-700x357This 1939 flag of Palestine shows that it was recognized as a Jewish entity even then, and that the name “Palestine” historically referred to a region (so named by the Romans after they expelled the Jews in 134AD, using the name of the Philistines, the Israelites’ Biblical enemies), not to a people.

There was no Palestinian nationality before the 1960s, when it was invented in order to reposition what was then universally known as the Arab/Israeli conflict. Up to the invention of “Palestinians,” the Israelis were the tiny, besieged people amidst a huge number of hostile Arabs; after that invention, the “Palestinians” themselves became the tiny, besieged people against the big, bad Israelis. PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said this in 1977:

The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.

The Israelis were mistaken ever to play along with this charade.

“1939 Palestinian Flag. What does it look like? Surprised?,” Factual Israel, November 14, 2014 (thanks toPamela Geller):

This a Larousse French dictionary from 1939. In the appendix it lists all the then current flags of the world in alphabetical order. You’ll notice that for Germany at that time the flag was the Nazi one replete with Zwastika which proves that this was pre-1945 ( before 1945) ! .

Now, alphabetically, look for the Palestinian Flag. YES , there is one. What does it look like? Surprised? Oh, but you thought (Mandate Jewish) Palestine was an Islamic Arab-,Turkish-, Circassian Sovereign State that the bad Jews took over , right?

Confused?

From 1920-1948 a ( class ‘A’ Mandate) State of Palestine existed as per international law but it was, as all of its major institutions, Jewish. Until the 1960s, name “Palestine” resonated as something Jewish to European ears; the Muslims rejecting the name saying it didn’t belong. The 4,000 year old Jewish homeland or “Land of Israel” or the “Holy Land” were all synonymous!!

The British as legal Mandatory over the Mandate managed or mismanaged the state partially with Jewish Auxilary until Jews regained official sovereignty in 1948, by declaring independence.

The U.N. did not recreate Israel as some people claim.

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If I could change Christian vocabulary: “Closed Canon”

Source: http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2014/11/if-i-could-change-christian-vocabulary.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/hEvOA+(Pyromaniacs)&m=1Posted:

11 Nov 2014 03:53 AM PST
by Dan Phillips

I’ve remarked in the past that it often seems as if bad doctrines (and problematic denominations/cults) have all the best names, while orthodoxy gets stuck with negative terms. More than once, I’ve tried to spur a search for more positive terminology…with varying degrees of success. I’ve also tried to find less gauzy, more realistic descriptors for bad doctrine.

Well sir, well ma’am, I’m back with another.

We’re wont to talk about the closed Canon. By that we mean a great thing: we mean that the millennia-long process of revelation has reached its climax (Heb. 1:1-2), and no fresh revelation is being imparted.

It’s a wonderfully robust truth. But the term is negative. It just says closed. No more. It doesn’t mean that the process was successful or satisfactory; just that you aren’t getting any more. Closed. You’ve gone to the pharmacy to get some medicine for your flu… but it’s closed. You wanted to take your honey to your favorite restaurant… but it’s closed.

See? Closed. Disappointing, dissatisfying. Final, yes; but not happy. Not gladsome connotations.

So what if in stead of “closed” we spoke of the…

Full Canon

“Full,” as in “No, thanks, really, I’m stuffed. Not another bite!” As in “Everything I could possibly need.” As in “Replete, well-stocked, abundantly furnished, neither room nor need for one bit more.” Full.

Doesn’t that describe the situation better and more truly both connotatively and denotatively? It isn’t that the last apostle had a bunch he needed to say, but just expired before he could, and now the doors are closed. It isn’t as if it’s an inadequate product, but it’s the one we’ve got, so we’ve got to make-do.

It’s that God has given us everything for which we need a word from God. It’s bursting with His wisdom, His mind, His heart, His direction, His instruction. It has more in it than we will ever be able to take in, process, savor, and put into practice! It has enough to make us wise to salvation (2 Tim.3:15), and fully to equip us for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17)! It’s full!

Which then correctly depicts the sort of person who’d try to come up with some sort of lame supplement in the light he deserves: foolish, futile, ignorant, and in the final analysis of-little-faith.

So I submit that for your mulling-over and discussion. What if we began speaking of the “full Canon” instead of the “closed Canon”? Would the newer phrase say all the older one did even better, and say more besides?

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Abusers and Social Media — You Can’t fool Christ With Your Online Facade

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God will not be mocked!

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:

“Hurling. Hurling now!” That is what a friend of mine texted me in response to an interchange I shared with her from Facebook between people that we know for a fact are unrepentantly walking in sin, yet who persist in pushing their “saintly” FB image down our throats. You know the drill. They quote Bible verses. They post little prayers. Yeah. Hurling. Hurling now.

Facades, disguises, and masquerades are all very familiar to those of us who know abusers. It is the very nature of evil to disguise itself. Righteousness never needs to do so. Remember, evil people love to wear sheep’s clothing, but sheep do not put on a wolf disguise.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.  So it is no surprise if his…

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God only did one counseling session with Cain

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:

The Bible does not show that Christians ought to spend a long time working with abusers calling them to account and educating them on how they should think and behave.

God only did a single short counseling session with Cain. He did not take a therapeutic approach by gently inviting Cain to explore his emotions, thoughts and life story. He was not sucked in by the hang-dog look on Cain’s face. He just asked Cain a couple of confronting questions and then issued a blunt warning and a stern directive. “Do what is right!” He didn’t spend lots of time spelling out what right and wrong behavior looked like. He did not spoon feed Cain or give him a list. He assumed that Cain knew right from wrong.

The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you furious? And why do you look despondent? If you do what is right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” (Gen. 4:6-7 HCSB)

That was it. There was no second session. And no pulling…

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HOW DOES GOD DO “COUNSELING”

Source: http://cryingoutforjustice.com/2014/11/09/god-only-did-one-counseling-session-with-cain/

God basically says, “Here’s what you are to DO.” Not, “How does that make you feel?”

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The Bible does not show that Christians ought to spend a long time working with abusers calling them to account and educating them on how they should think and behave (and feel).

God only did a single short counseling session with Cain. He did not take a therapeutic approach (feeling-based) by gently inviting Cain to explore his emotions, thoughts and life story. He was not sucked in by the hang-dog look on Cain’s face. He just asked Cain a couple of confronting questions and then issued a blunt warning and a stern directive. “Do what is right!” He didn’t spend lots of time spelling out what right and wrong behavior looked like. He did not spoon feed Cain or give him a “list”. He assumed that Cain knew right from wrong.

6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance (feelings) fallen? 7 If you do well, will not your countenance (feelings) be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” (Genesis 4:6-7 NASB)

That was it. There was no second session. And no pulling Abel in for a joint counseling session.

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