Do some church congregations and leadership ignore Abuse?

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There is so much pain in the world that I wonder why there are not more suicides reported! How do men, women and children bear the pain? This is an area of grave concern to me personally because of the incredible deliverance God gave to me. The reason for this article is because of a recent incident in the church where someone approach someone with the wrong attitude that almost caused a person to leave the church over issues that many are dealing with, but it seems no one wants to deal with it.

This article will deal with several categories of abuse. I know this is not sexy to many but to some who are sick they literally get off on the pain and suffering they put other people through including some in the church. At one time in the past, we would not have had this conversation because most people recognized the evil associated with and agreed to call a spade a spade. But today we are dealing with an area that too many want to sweep under the rug and not talk about – ABUSE!

Let me list a few of the 100 or so areas of abuse:

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Verbal Abuse

  • Physical Abuse

  • Human Sexual Trafficking

  • Church Abuse

  • Idiot Mouth Syndrome

  • Animal Abuse

  • Elder Abuse

  • Child Abuse

  • Mental Abuse

  • Family Abuse

  • Physical Abuse

  • Bullying

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Rape

  • Molestation

  • Incest

In this article we will focus on just a few areas of abuse, but please be aware that there are many and I will continue to write about abuse until the Holy Spirit tells me not to. God is against abuse as we find in 1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV) 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, the beginning of the verse makes it noticeably clear that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God, so if you do not inherit the kingdom of God you must inherit the kingdom of the Devil. Who wants to inherit the kingdom of the Devil?

It is a rhetorical question because no one in their right mind wants to live with the Devil aka, Lucifer for eternity. It is enough I believe to live here on earth with those possessed of the Devil in the world and oppressed by him in the church. There are those who think that Lucifer or the Devil does not have power, but he has enough influence to cause some men and women to “ABUSE!” one another. Jesus brother says it this way: James 1:13-14 (KJV) 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he(she) is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. The enticer is Lucifer or the Devil and our flesh when see what we want or think we need it.

We must remember there are three factors that cause us to sin:1 John 2:16 (KJV) 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. One or all these things can cause an individual to practice the sin of “ABUSE!’ People must stop saying the devil (Lucifer) made them do it, more than likely it is the flesh that causes one to act out one of the many actions associated with “ABUSE!” Some people are just mean spirited, evil, some people were abused so they abuse and some just act on the spur of the moment.

You may wonder why I deal with the tough topics all the time; it is because I am a PK = Preacher’s Kid who suffered through an immense amount of abuse in the church from a young baby to a young adult age 21 when I left the so-called holiness church to go to the Baptist church to serve God and do my dirt until the Holy Spirit convicted me to serve him in the beauty of holiness. You must understand I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at age 11, I was water baptized and spoke in tongues according to Acts 1:8, 2:4 and 2:38. I had it, but it did not have me until I fully surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The crux of this article is to expose, uncover and reveal the evilness of “ABUSE!” When people abuse others and they do not think anything about it, it shows that they are callous and uncaring whether a non-Christian or Christian. When you use your mouth as a razor blade you might as well purchase a 45 caliber or 25 caliber gun and simply shoot your victim to death spiritually. The tongue without the help of the Holy Ghost is a deadly member according to James 3:5-6 (KJV) 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Let us explore overviews of the categories mentioned above:

  • Sexual Abuse is yet happening in our society as documented by the many articles and reports printed in local newspapers and other media. It appears you can go to most newspapers and find an article on sexual abuse. Recently it seems many of the articles are about male and female teachers having sex with their underage students. The many articles that disturb and annoy me are those where we find pastors male or female having sex with people from their congregation.

  • Verbal Abuse is a form of abuse where one party of a conversation allows their mouth to get the best of them by the way they talk to the other party. We have heard it practiced in churches by husband and wives angry at each other and/o