How the Threat of God’s Wrath is Used to Silence Abuse Victims

A Cry For Justice

In following the story of Marie Notcheva over at Wartburg Watch, I read the following comment by a “friend” of Marie’s on Facebook. I decided to highlight this comment here in a post because THIS tactic of threatening God’s wrath for exposing evil in a church is really rather common. Here is what this “friend” had to say:

I would be very careful attacking Heritage Bible Chapel. God is VERY clear that the only reason that divorce is permitted is because of sexual immorality aka adultery or that the man is not a born again Christian and he chooses to leave the marriage. But the same is true for the wife. Romans 7:2-3 I LOVE you Marie and your family, but attacking the church that was trying to guide you biblically isn’t safe.

“Be very careful…attacking the church isn’t safe.” That is a threat. The commenter denied it when confronted…

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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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2 Responses to How the Threat of God’s Wrath is Used to Silence Abuse Victims

  1. Thank you for re-posting my story, and the blog Jeff wrote. My mind still spins at times.

    Note I’ve reverted to maiden name. Symbolic re-claim of my pre-abuse identity.

  2. Pingback: How the Threat of God’s Wrath is Used to Silence Abuse Victims – on A Cry for Justice blog – GBFSV SPIRITUAL ABUSE VICTIMS' RECOVERY

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