Untwisting Scriptures – An Excellent New Book by Rebecca Davis

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Our friend and ally Rebecca Davis has just published a new book, Untwisting Scriptures that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind.[affiliate link*]  We asked her to put together a description of it for us to post here at ACFJ. So here is her book. I (JeffC) have read it and I can assure you that it is extremely helpful in combating the lies and misuses of Scripture which so often hold us in bondage to abuse. By the way, it is being released TODAY and it is the second book now that we have published under our Justice Keepers publishing house. We hope to have more new titles released by Justice Keepers in the future.


Behind the scenes at “Untwisting Scriptures”Print

Hello friends! I wish I could sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with each of you individually while…

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Thursday Thought — Abuse: Cancer or the common cold

The misdiagnosis is deadly. If a doctor diagnosed cancer as the common cold, he would likely be sued for malpractice. When counselors misdiagnose an abusive marriage as simply requiring a higher le…

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Living with an Abuser is Like Rooming with a Cobra

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“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known.” (Rom 3:13-17)

A few years ago we were riding our bicycles along an old railroad bed (tracks long since removed) that goes from the mouth of the Deschutes River (pronounce it De-shoots) at the Columbia River some 17 miles along the Deschutes. It is east of the Cascade Mountain range here in Oregon so that means the climate and landscape are quite different from the greenery on the west side. Sagebrush, not too many trees, much hotter and so on.

Anyway, as I was cruising along I looked ahead and right in the middle of the track there were…

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What Can We Say About Allies of the Abuser?

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An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. (Proverbs 17:4)

An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? (Jeremiah 5:30-31)

We have all been duped to one degree or another by the wicked. We know that one of the marks of the sociopath is his/her strikingly charming demeanor. “Nicest guy you could ask for.” “No better Christian than that fellow.” That sort of thing. I suspect all of us, myself included, can think back to times when we unwittingly enabled an abuser or at minimum were duped into believing his accusations against us. Stupid, stupid, stupid. How could we have been so stupid? The answer is, that is the craft and spell of the…

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Why do Christians insist that Abuse Victims Return to Egypt?

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Right on through Scripture, any desire to return to bondage and slavery is treated as foolish and even sinful.

And the people complained in the hearing of the LORD about their misfortunes, and when the LORD heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp. Then the people cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD, and the fire died down. So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them. Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now our strength is…

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Jessica Fore (Abuse Survivor) Charged by her PCA Church with Contempt – She is Telling the World

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Our friend Jessica Fore has been formally charged by her church elders (Presbyterian Church in America) with contempt for refusing to comply with their orders that she, essentially, just be quiet about her cries for justice. The following is Jessica’s own story which she released today on her blog jessicafore and also shared here on her facebook page.

I might get excommunicated for this.

I am a survivor of domestic violence, and I just got formally indicted by the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) for not cooperating with various instructions about speaking out regarding my experience of injustice surrounding abuse in the church.  Indictment is the first step in a disciplinary process that can lead to excommunication, and it’s meant to be employed only when someone is committing heinous sin.  My crime?  Holding this sign, among other things:


Below is the indictment issued by Faith Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville, Georgia (with…

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Why Did Jesus Warn Us About Balaam? (part 2)

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In part 1, we looked at the error of Balaam — which appears to be willingness to do wrong for financial gain. Now let’s look at the doctrine of Balaam

As you remember from part 1, King Balak of Moab sends messengers to Balaam offering money if he will just come and curse Israel. God tells Balaam not to do it, so Balaam says No to the messengers. Then King Balak send higher rank guys with a bigger bribe. Balaam is tempted, so he asks God for a second opinion. God tells him to go with the messengers “but do only what I tell you to do.”

And while Balaam is making the journey, God sends his angel to bar the way so that Balaam will realise that God isn’t pleased with his attitude and is ‘on his case.’ The angel reiterates God’s instructions: “Go with these men, but say only what I tell you to say.

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