The Abuser’s Claim to be a Christian Examined in Light of Prayer

A Cry For Justice

The following is taken from J.C. Ryle’s great book Practical Religion. Ryle was the Anglican Bishop at Liverpool back in the 1800’s. Read his books and you will find yourself quite well grounded in the faith.

What Ryle says here about the Christian and prayer is very insightful for us when we apply it not only to ourselves, but to the abuser who claims to be a Christian. Those of you who are abuse victims/survivors might be helped by what Ryle says here because I think he pulls back the curtain of the abuser’s facade of false faith. Think about it as you read. Did/Does your abuser have a personal, private, prayer life in which he prays from his heart to God?

We will be very interested in your comments.

II. In the second place, “a habit of prayer is one of the surest marks of a true Christian.”…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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