Friday, January 1, 2016

False Teaching and Spousal Abuse

This post will be rough, and I make no apologies. Maybe one, though, the podcast was available for almost two months, and I put it off. Probably because it was difficult for me to hear (including the parts about false Christians). But I have to present it because the material is important.


This is not fluffy feel-good material. Spousal and child abuse are serious problems affecting the church. Where do you go when you have a false church that will not help?
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I don't take kindly toward spousal abuse for either party. (Yes, men are abused by women, but you don't hear about that nearly as much.) One time, I was stretching my arms in Cubicle Land and a co-worker was walking by. I said, "I almost hit poor Caitlin". She smiled and said, "Sometimes I need it." She was probably joking, but I felt a twinge. No, you do not "need it". Ever. If I see some ruffian laying a rough hand on her... Domestic abuse is not just physical violence, it's about control. From a Christian standpoint, it involves spiritual abuse and possible demonic influence. Even more so when the kids are involved...

Someone in an abusive relationship should be able to go to the church for help. Unfortunately, many churches are apostate and have low regard for the Word, emphasizing "seeker driven" and feel-good stuff presented as theology. In the case of Kerri Ferguson, she went to alleged pastors Phil Pringle, Brian Houston, Ian Treacy, and Gary Dench. They were no help. For that matter, they were anti-help.

Chris Rosebrough of "Fighting for the Faith" interviewed Kerri Ferguson. The free download is here, and there is additional information here. I really hope you'll tough it out and listen.