Abuse in the church is not acknowledged or talked about, yet it exists among us. Verbal and physical abuse produces emotional abuse. Sexual abuse is physical, verbal and emotional abuse. All abuse is sinful!
The Bible teaches we must love one another. The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Yelling, abusive name-calling, controlling through verbal anger, physical hitting, etc. is all sin in God’s sight.
Ephesians 4:32 instructs us to be kind one to another, tenderhearted and forgiving one another. There is no room for abuse in marriage or family. Read all of chapter 4. God’s Word is full of instruction on how we are to treat one another.
I provide confidential nationwide counseling by phone/Skype (636) 448-0121. I receive calls from wives, including ministers’ wives, in abusive marriages in the church – this should not be so. Galatians 5 explains the works of the flesh including wrath and outbursts of anger – it is sin; sin cannot enter into the kingdom of God!
We all are accountable to God for our thoughts, feelings and actions. Sin will not enter into heaven. What we do in secret will be revealed openly. Abusive anger comes from a heart with painful issues that needs to be healed and transformed by renewing our minds with God’s truth! It’s a process of acknowledging the sinful abusive anger and surrendering to God. Our bodies are to be a living sacrifice unto the Lord as our true worship.
I love teaching for churches/conferences and counseling from the Bible. God’s truth is what sets us free. I’ve been a conduit of God’s Word through the Holy Ghost for over 50 years. God is returning for a Bride that is without spot or wrinkle. God’s Word defines all abuse as sin. It is possible to be Holy Ghost-controlled when we allow God to reign in our hearts!
Carol Clemans is an anointed Bible teacher, Certified Pastoral Counselor, Certified Sexual Addiction Recovery Facilitator. About ministry page on www.carolclemans.org gives complete bio of life, education & ministry, teaching products, book: God’s Design for Marriage. Mins. Ref: Pastor Daniel Batchelor, Dupo, IL.