Take Care in Quoting Scripture to Abuse Victims Lest You do them Harm

Great article.

A Cry For Justice

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret —  it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.  Psalm 37:7-9

Recently a commenter left the above Scripture on our ACFJ Facebook page under an article concerning a well-known “Christian” who has a history of domestic violence. The commenter claimed she felt “led” to post this Scripture from Psalm 37.

Now, I (JeffC) deleted her comment/Scripture quote. Why? Well, think this through. If we are not careful in our citations of Scripture to someone, say to an abuse victim, we can easily do great harm to them. Consider the verses above. The person who posted them gave no explanation…

View original post 366 more words

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s