Depression is Not a Culture War Battle — Warren Throckmorton

One does not need to be a Christian to oppose suicide. People of all religions and none view suicide as a tragedy.

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Mega-Pastor John MacArthur Puts Down Person With Disabilities. by Tim Fall

John MacArthur, in his sermon The Eyewitness Account of Creation, preaches on Genesis 1 and 2. He takes the position that these chapters record a literal and historical account of creation and that all history and science stems from the events of the opening pages of Genesis. I have no quarrel with those who hold […]

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Heresy and Blasphemy in Counseling the Abused on Tim Fall’s blog

[This post appeared three years ago and generated heart-wrenching comments from people who have similar experiences to that of the young woman mentioned in the opening paragraph. I thought it worth…

Source: Heresy and Blasphemy in Counseling the Abused

A Seminary President and Pastor Shares the Painful Story of His Son’s Struggle With Mental Illness —The Wartburg Watch

Nothing can separate us for the love of God, not even mental illness. A seminary president shares the painful story of his dear son.

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Is Perry Noble an Alcoholic? A Continuing Discussion of Alcoholism and the Church — The Wartburg Watch

Why I am concerned that Perry Noble does not seem understand that he is a likely alcoholic.

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Note: From blog administrator of GBFSV Church Abuse website. This is an important article and one that is unaddressed in so many churches, especially NeoCalvinist/9 Marks/John MacArthur-ite churches like my former church Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley.  The pastors/elders at GBFSV have NO education, training, or licensing in the big topics, including alcoholism and use what is beyond dumb and very dangerous — Nouthetic Counseling. It’s Bible Counseling which consists of throwing Scripture verses at things.

The pastors/elders (senior pastor and chairman of the elder board) required that I undergo eight months of meetings about an older woman church member to have “unity” with her. They discussed gossip, quoted Scripture, and wrote about gossip on a chalkboard. They never addressed the real issue: She’s a substance abuser, she’s an alcoholic, and this is what they do. She should have been under the care of a physician who should have supervised her care and treatment for alcoholism. The GBFSV pastors/elders failed her, her adult children, and church members.

The GBFSV pastors/elders even demanded that some people apologize to her for the problems she caused. That’s called codependency and enabling and it’s not supposed to be done with substance abusers. 10/19/16

 

Baylor University Issues Report on the Prevalence of Ministerial Sexual Misconduct With Adults and Offers Prevention Strategies

The Prevalence of Clergy Sexual Misconduct with Adults: A Research Study Executive Summary

Source: Baylor University Issues Report on the Prevalence of Ministerial Sexual Misconduct With Adults and Offers Prevention Strategies

A Conspicuous Absence In Pastoral Training! — Divorce Minister

If you spent even a little time looking over the required curriculum for M.Div. students at most evangelical seminaries, you will notice a heavy emphasis on Biblical languages and Scripture exegesis. In my former denomination, this emphasis is reflected in their ordaining process, which pushes candidates to memorize Scripture for each doctrine of interest to the…

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Kim R., a married woman and a victim of clergy sexual abuse by her ex-pastor, also speaks to this issue and the warning signs:

https://gbfsvchurchabuse.org/2016/10/09/12-warning-signs-you-should-heed-from-a-victim-of-clergy-sexual-abuse/

Resource: Hope For Survivors 

http://www.thehopeofsurvivors.com/are_you_confused.php