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Does the Bible Command Me to Reconcile with My Abuser?

host Adriel Sanchez aired September 26, 2022

Episode 1062 Show Notes 

From the Show

Especially with sexual abusers and predators, they can and will use all sorts of tactics to get into the lives of others. To get control. They’ll even use apologies. Sometimes if one strategy isn’t working for manipulation and control they can switch to another one. We need to be careful not to accommodate this. Even still, there is hope and repentance to be found.

Adriel Sanchez

Does the Bible Command Me to Reconcile with My Abuser?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Does 2 Peter 3:9 refer to a specific group of people or the whole world?
  2. Does the Bible require survivors of sexual assault to reconcile with their abusers?
  3. Should my friend get re-baptized if she was baptized as a baby?
  4. How should I understand Isaiah 46:10?
  5. Can fallen angels repent?

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Resources

GRACE – Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment

Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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