(Joh 9:21-23 ESV) 21 But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 (His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.) 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
It is refreshing to come across a pastor who understands that abuse is indeed biblical grounds for divorce. Recently I met two such pastors, both of them Reformed Baptists. One of them pointed out that from his study of the Puritans, this was not an uncommon position among them.
Unfortunately it seems that we meet far more pastors and church leaders who insist that abuse — even severe abuse — is not…
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