There’s A Verse For That…
That technique is to turn the victims faith against them by suggesting that their response to the abuse is ungodly. They are used to make the victim a perpetrator and deflect accountability from where it belongs.
Are you angry that you were abused?
Anger is sinful and there’s a verse for that.
Upset that nothing has been done to hold the perpetrators accountable?
You’re bitter…and there’s a verse for that.
Want to tell others what happened to you and warn others of danger?
You’re a gossip and there’s a verse for that.
Have no desire to allow the abuse to continue?
You refuse to forgive and there’s a verse for that.
Believe that someone is biblically disqualified from ministry?
You’re touching God’s anointed and there’s a verse for that.
You won’t move on and let God handle it…
You are judging and there’s a verse for that…
I’ll say this clearly again…
All of those verses are used out of context and are cited to prevent victims from holding leaders accountable for sins against Christians and the Body of Christ.
They are carefully crafted to make the victim the perpetrator while allowing the abusers to continue to abuse.
Listen to me…
Anger and grief are the proper responses to being abused or seeing others abused.
Abuse angers and grieves God as well.
The Bible commands us to deal with these situations openly and transparently and do everything we can to protect each other and the church.
God has left us here to handle this stuff…and He says to remove the evil ones from among you.
What was done in secret will be shouted from the rooftops…so shout.
Silence is a tool of Satan to suppress the truth and enable evil.
Speak, warn, shout, grieve, and growl if necessary…but don’t be victimized again by having your voice taken.