Valerie Tarico looks at the problem of  Christian discipline leading to abuse in “Bible-based” discipline has led to child abuse in Salon Magazine.  I am seeing non-believers getting more and more concerned with this issue and rightly so.  It breaks my heart that abusive Christians are giving Christianity a bad name.  Of course, it is only…

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Cindy of Under Much Grace looks at Proverbs 20:30, “The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly” and explores What Jesus Said About the “Blueness of the Wound.” And on a totally unrelated note, I liked what Bob Bixby said about teachers being held accountable for their…

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On Friday Nov 25, Anderson Cooper continued his look at Ungodly Discipline. Here is the video and here is the transcript. Also, here is more about Spanking in Christian Schools aired on Dec 1, 2011. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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CNN continues its investigative report of abuse among fundamental Christians and how it relates to the Pearls’ teachings.  Jocelyn Zichterman, who was raised in this culture and started Freedomfromabuse.net, explains the concept of Breaking The Will and how spankings must continue until the child submits even if it takes several hours. This video seems to…

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Reposting this MSNBC report for permanence: Teen allegedly raped, forced to apologize for pregnancy before her church Jury selection to begin in 1997 case; church member on trial for raping babysitter msnbc.com staff and news service reports CONCORD, N.H. — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a 15-year-old girl who…

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The Brevia Reading room asks if the Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches being unfairly demonized. This pretty much sums up what I believe. I am a member of a Independent Fundamental Baptist Church and which is nothing like these churches which are falling into legalism and and spiritual abuse and going so far as to cover…

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Elizabeth  Esther has  a post which discusses the idea that Even God Does Not Break Our Will. Along the same lines, The Wartburg Watch has reposted a letter from Bob Dixon explaining Why He Finally Left Sovereign Grace Ministries After 30 years. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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John Cornish shares about of his Childhood in the ATI/IFB World and how it affected his life.  This is not really about abuse per se, more of how a mindset damaged him.  This mindset is known to lead to abuse and this testimony shows how damaging the mindset is.   More importantly, he explains how scriptural…

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Under Much Grace has discovered information of a case from 2002 of a boy being  “disciplined” into Renal Failure.   Disclaimer:  this is not the case of parents disciplining their child, this is a case of 22 yr old men disciplining a young boy for way too long and ending up in jail.  One later wrote…

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The Wartburg Watch Focuses on Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches this week.  So far they have: Is The Independent Fundamental Baptist Church Any Different Than the Southern Baptist Convention and Sovereign Grace Ministries? The Independent Fundamental Baptist Church Sounds Like Mark Driscoll and The Rest of Them Who Do The Independent Fundamental Baptists Say They Are?…

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Warning, the first post should not be read by sensitive people: The Breaking the “Diabolical Will” of Infants in the IFB – Even at Hephzibah House: Pondering Pearl and Lydia Schatz Part VII There But For Grace: Why Good People Make Dangerous Choices (Pondering Pearl and Lydia Schatz) Part VIII Humiliation at Hephzibah House: Restriction…

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Bob Bixby shares an update from Tina Anderson’s husband. Tina, as you may remember, was featured on the 20/20 story about abuse in some IFB churches. And here are 2 more responses to the 20/20 show: 20/20 And The IFB Culture by Baptist Thinker IFB by David Schmidt from Thoughts of an Unlearned. And if…

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Bob Bixby has posted a statement from Laura Moody, Formally from Trinity Baptist Church, about her relationship with those involved with the scandal featured in the 20/20 story about abuse in some IFB churches.  Read the comments for more hashing out of details. Bob Bixby also has a post addressing Brian Fuller’s comments in that…

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Elizabeth Esther posted about the 20/20 exposé of abuse in some IBF churches and interprets Pastor Brian Fuller’s remarks.  She explains the teaching of first time obedience  and how common the spanking of infants really in these churches. By the way, some of the comments of this blog post seem to have inside information in…

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ABC News Exposes Alleged Abuse in some IFB Churches on this News Video. The Schatz story is mentioned as well as the recent Lori Wick Child Abuse Scandal.  Brian Fuller of Trinity Baptist Church condemns the abuse and insists that not all IFB churches are the same.  I agree with him, as my Independent Fundamental…

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David Cloud of Fundamental Baptist Information Service has updated his Warning Against No Great Joy Ministries. While he agrees with a lot of what the Pearls teach, he has some serious reservations: 1 ) Exalting the family over the church. 2 ) Sinless Perfection 3 ) Michael Pearl’s duplicitous dealings with the author 4 )…

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