Great indepth study about what the Bible teaches regarding abuse. Not your typical verses either….
In my thinking, Christians (in particular) often feel that any abuse experienced is a sign of faith, something we are required to experience and suffer through. There are even verses in the Bible (I use ESV for all quotes) that seem to uphold such a view. For example:
Romans 5:3-5: 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
- 2 Corinthians 1:5: For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
- Philippians 1:29-30: 29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer…
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