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SATURDAY, MAR 7, 2020  |  4 comments
Spiritual Abuse Definition Debated by UK Christians
last month, the board of Acts 29 voted to remove Steve Timmis as CEO of the global church planting network, following an investigation into his “abusive leadership.” Timmis then resigned as elder of The Crowded House, Sheffield, where he was also accused of spiritual abuse.

While there remains no legal definition of spiritual abuse, in 2018 a Church of England vicar was the first to be found guilty of it for his inappropriate actions against a teenage boy in Abingdon. This case, and that of Timmis, have caused consternation over where to draw the line between exhortation and coercion—between a challenging message and a toxic culture of control.

Oakley and Humphreys—who recently publishedEscaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse: Creating Healthy Christian Cultures—define spiritual abuse as “a form of emotional and psychological abuse … characterized by a systematic pattern of coercive and controlling ...


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Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
Oh here we go again finding another term for sins so that they can attack the church. Inventing words and terms seems to be another feature of this generation to confuse and misrepresent the works of the churches, and within churches. Ultimately it becomes an attack upon truth.

We could say that "spiritual abuse" is the religious culture, traditions and heresies of the papists and todays anglicans/episcopalians. But the real definition of that is idolatry and Liberalism.

To take the sins and wickedness of the churches especially Liberals, cults, nominals and ideological errors of false religions - And then describe it as quote, "spiritual abuse" is of itself an abuse of language and definition.

Spiritual abuse for the Christian is ::-
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Sadly our distant cousins in the nominal, liberal, cult, religious reprobate, and plain old false witness will not really understand the true spiritual element of orthodox Christianity.

Satan's works include his confusing and confounding the churches. Terminology is an influential way to achieve this.

PS: See 1Cor 2:15,16.

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News Item3/7/2020 2:20 PM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Dr. Tim wrote:
And what about upending tables, John, or calling people vipers? If church members, including leaders, must undergo church discipline, then discipline them for specific sins named in the Bible, and not for nebulous things like “spiritual abuse.”
You see, Doc, you've been spiritually abused for years, but you're so used to it, you don't see it as abuse. It takes a newcomer to point these sorts of things out. And you carry on the tradition yourself; it is a trait of the denomination.
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News Item3/7/2020 7:03 AM
Dr. Tim | Way Down Yonder  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
And what about upending tables, John, or calling people vipers? If church members, including leaders, must undergo church discipline, then discipline them for specific sins named in the Bible, and not for nebulous things like “spiritual abuse.”
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News Item3/7/2020 6:19 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
I'm sure it's not as easy as it sounds, to debate the subject and ensure no spiritual abuse goes on. Take it too far, and leaders of churches will have to forget spiritual disciplining of their covenanted members.
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