The Church That Tells You Where You Are Allowed To Go To Church – Tim Fall’s blog

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“Slickly Presented Opinionated Dogma” at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley. by a man reviewer on YELP

2/24/2017

“This church is pretty much as far right as is possible to find in the Bay Area. If you’re extremely conservative, and into biblical literalism (young earth, anti-evolution), reminders of the coming of the end, slickly presented opinionated dogma, Calvinism, and patriarchy, then this is a great place to explore and grow in that. Personally, it wasn’t for me, and I found it distasteful.”

– a man reviewer on YELP about his experience at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley

Creationism and Jesus’ Blood – literally a problem. From Tim Fall’s blog

[From the archives.] I have no knock against six day creationists. I don’t ascribe to that doctrine myself but cannot see why I should say that others can’t hold to it as a way to read Genesis 1. I do, though, have a knock against someone who says that if you do not ascribe to a […]

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What Should We Do About 9Marks and Other Abusive Churches? By Dale, guest post on The Wartburg Watch blog

Are 9Marks churches divisive? Dale says “YES!” and provides his “Top Ten List” of their “Dividic Kingdom”

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What Makes 9 Marks Churches So Unhealthy? By Dale on The Wartburg Watch blog

“Dever has a very high view of the skill set of a pastor, and a very low view of the abilities of the sheep.” – Dale

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Mind Games of Abusers: When Words Have No Meaning

If you dialogue with a spiritually abusive leader or cult member, prepare to enter a mind warp. The rules of sense, reason, and accepted definitions go out the window and are replaced with jargon, …

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The Hi-jacking of Ephesians 5:22 – Marie O’Toole’s blog

When the call to ‘submit’ is wielded like a weapon, it is a sure sign that the follow-up verses on “loving [you] wife as Christ loved the Church” are not being obeyed. Christ never intimidates or t…

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