Monday, August 19, 2013
Staying In An Abusive Marriage | Institute of Love
The other day, a certain female religious sect leader told a reporter of a newspaper that if your husband beats you, you have to stay in the marriage and do something about it. How ironic, I thought, coming from the mouth of a woman who is widely known for controlling and brainwashing her cult members, including her own husband, who she at one point ordered to go on his knees and be kicked by her female leaders in order to submit to her and become more radical for God. Can you imagine? This female sect leader's message of staying in the marriage while you are being beaten by your husband has absolutely nothing to do with true Biblical Christianity! If your husband is beating you, you have to report him to the authorities, because that is domestic abuse and punishable by the law. (See Romans 13:1-5) That coincides with what the Bible says, that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer and yet is abusive. Don’t even eat with such a person. (See 1. Corinthians 5:11) Staying in a physically abusive marriage is very dangerous! Many women, including Christians, have been killed at the hand of their abusive husbands. Therefore, it is never God's will for you to stay in a such a marriage!!!