According to the Random House Dictionary, "unrighteousness" means:
"…not in accordance with right or justice; unfair or unjust:"
Isn't domestic violence unfair and unjust? Isn't it "not in accordance
with right or justice?"
Also, the American Heritage Dictionary defines "sin" as follows:"Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong."
not agree that domestic violence is shameful, deplorable, and utterly wrong? Isn't it shameful for a
Christian man to beat his Christian wife? Or any person to brutalize another period? It is even more deplorable for
the world to see violence in our churches. It is wrong! If the unsaved cannot turn to the church when they need guidance,
where else can they go? Christians have the Bible, and the Bible has the answers to the world's problems.
After all, God made human beings, and He gave us His Word as a
guide. If the leaders of our churches beat their wives, and believe they are correct in their behavior, no wonder those who
follow them do err. The Bible that they read can't possibly be the one that our Heavenly Father authored. On the spiritual
side, the love and genuine concern that we should have for one another is not being practiced as God commanded. Take a good
look at the world as a whole, do you often see the love of God exhibited in all purity, no! We daily experience the opposite,
hatred in various forms.
It is a commendable effort that our government, social agencies
and private citizens are trying to combat domestic violence. In their efforts, some have defined this evil as an "epidemic,"
"devastating," and a "cancer in our homes". But domestic violence is rarely viewed as a sin problem. There may be those who recognize this privately, but publicly, our churches
are too reserved on this issue. Until the people of God stand up and call a spade a spade, topical band-aids will continue
to be applied without remedy.
On the surface, those who are violent practice domestic violence
to gain power and control. However, the bigger picture from a biblical view confirms that they are practicing sin.
God is our only hope and our only source of an end to domestic violence. The world may disagree, and the scoffers will stand
ready to mock, but we must put on our armor and stand up to violence with the Word of God.
We are at war my sisters. From the beginning
of time our adversary's mission has been the destruction of mankind. The enmity that was placed between the devil and the
woman in the Garden of Eden is very much alive today, (Genesis 3). Open your spiritual eyes and see the spiritual war
that we are in. The person that is killing you a little each day is doing so by the direction of the dark forces of this world:
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against
the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of
wickedness in the heavenly places," (Ephesians 6:12).
We cannot combat domestic violence and abuse with our puny human
strength, and words which have no power. To argue with your abuser and try to get him to see your side, and understand
how your feel is often useless. You can learn to cook better, try 100 different ways to make love, and wear yourselves out
trying to fix a broken man, but you are wasting your time. If you survive the violence, you will look back many years
from now and see how the devil stole your precious time here on earth. You will have missed your Divine Calling to do the
work that you were born to do, and you will have forfeited the joy and peace that could have been yours.
It is time to move out of God's way, and let Him have the Glory
and Honor that is due Him. He gave us the victory as Believers, now we just have to learn to walk in it. It won't be easy,
but the battle has already been won. Jesus Christ won the battle on the cross. It is up to us to show the world that
the battle of domestic violence can be won. At the end of our time on earth, isn't it more important that we tried harder
to please God than man? We are living in critical times my sisters, the Last Days. Pray that God will open your spiritual
eyes to see the truth of domestic violence. It is EVIL!