Do I forgive my abuser? Yes I do… Do I still see this person? No I don’t.
Was I ostracized because I walked away from the situation? Yes I was.
Why? You may ask. …. The reason, … many Christians believe forgive means to forget and continue to live with an (EVIL) person.
I am a Christian and struggled with the concept of what I should do for years. After all I reasoned, didn’t I myself hurt others at times requiring forgiveness also…… and didn’t Jesus say, “Forgive 77x7.” So what is the difference with me being forgiven, and what the other person continued to do? Good question.
The answer comes from Gods Word on REPENTANCE.
Matthew 3:8 “Bring forth therefore fruits, meet with repentance.”
Other scriptures on repentance: Matt 3:2. Acts 20:21 2Peter 3:9.
So did the other person ask me or God for forgiveness? The answer is NO!
Yet, there are many (so called) Christians who abuse and ask forgiveness of their victim. And they expect that forgiveness over and over.
This is done to turn the abuse from themselves, back onto the person they abuse.
They don’t wish to STOP! They want to continue what they are doing. They justify their actions by making the other person believe they are the one in the wrong.
(As in incest (children obey your parents) and spousal abuse (wives be subject to your husband).
They don’t want their act declared in the LIGHT. And no one suspects what is going , on behind closed doors.
When the perpetrator continues to hurt another, using clever manipulation to get their own way, then they do not display the fruits of repentance.
If this is the case, God is not their Father.
No!…..Satan transformed as an angel of light, is their Father, (2 Corinthians 11:14).
As Christians we are not to be involved with such persons. Jesus gives His example on this…...
In Matthew 4:10. Jesus deals with Satan when Satan conveniently turns scripture around to suit himself.
Jesus DOES NOT! Allow Satan to get away with his liars! Instead he rebukes him, and sends him away………using The Word of God
Physical, Mental, Emotional and Verbal Abuse ……Penetrates and Wounds the Soul!
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free! (John 8:31 )
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